Author Archives: Ewan Kennedy

Update on the Test Oars

Toilers in the Oararium, enjoying the delights of spokeshaving It’s been a good team effort getting the new oars done.This is a short report on our experience. We decided to go with the longer oars, 4.3 metres at stations 1, … Continue reading

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Still talking about oars!

Above is an image of the recommended hardwood/softwood oar, courtesy of Topher Dawson, complete with the photographer’s shadowy signature. The oars that we will build are very similar, except that we won’t be having the ball and slot oarlock system devised by … Continue reading

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Talking about Oars

  I hope that this post won’t be too technical, but at least it could provide something to talk about if anyone is out on a first date in Anstruther, North Berwick or Ullapool, where oars are the talk of … Continue reading

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Isle of Mull Regatta – 6 and 7 September 2014 – Call for Rowers

  The first Isle of Mull Skiff Regatta will take place in September and looks like providing a fantastic weekend of racing and just enjoying the magic of Tobermory. Selkie is duly entered and booked on the Oban to Craignure ferry departing … Continue reading

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Toberonochy Open Day

We set off from the Pontoon just after midday and rowed down against tide and wind to Toberonochy, arriving about 1345, where we were greeted by a good percentage of the population and enjoyed cheery chat, burgers and tea. We … Continue reading

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Madame Chagall at work

Fortunately the provenance is excellent so Selkie escapes the flames.

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Winter job list

Work starts in  John McFarlane’s big new shed at 10.00 am on Sunday 12 January – see Sue’s comment in last post With Selkie safely inside (see pics of the trip across below) we’ve got two weeks to complete her winter … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the AGM

Four of us attended the meeting in Callander, not the best thing for the legs after our energetic day on the water. Full minutes will appear in due course on the SCRA website, so this is just a brief report … Continue reading

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Issues for the 2013 AGM at Callander on 26 October

SCRA are just about to announce the details of the 2013 AGM, which will take place in Callander on 26 October at 1700 just after the Loch Vennacher sprint races finish. This should be an extremely important meeting, as decisions … Continue reading

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Measurement Rules

The SCRA Measurement Rules Sub-committee recently reported and comments are being sought on the main website here You’ll see that at the AGM a number of questions will be put to the membership based on the report, with new rules … Continue reading

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