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Wheelbarrow Dinghy Comes to Life
Wheelbarrow Dinghy Comes to Life

by Colin Angus

In 1987, a pilot by the name of Robert Plath invented a new kind of suitcase - the Rollaboard.  It had two wheels and a rigid stowaway handle.  While a pretty basic concept, it was revolutionary compared to what already existed (suitcases four wheels and leash that always fell over), and now almost every suitcase is designed in his style.  

We feel that the Wheelbarrow Dinghy is to the world of boats that the Rollaboard is to suitcases...

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Bailers, Pumps and Other Systems for Getting Water Out of a Small Boat
Bailers, Pumps and Other Systems for Getting Water Out of a Small Boat

by Colin Angus 6 Comments

Some boats are shaped so that all water that comes aboard is removed with gravity.  This is how a typical cruising sailboat works.  The cockpit is raised above the waterline, and a simple drainage system allows water to quickly flow away.,..

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Race to Alaska: Leg One in an Angus Rowboat
Race to Alaska: Leg One in an Angus Rowboat

by Colin Angus 4 Comments

The first day of leg 1 for the 2022 Race to Alaska proved to be one of the most dangerous days in the history of the race.  Four boats required rescues, three having capsized and another dismasted.  The majority of the boats in the race didn’t even attempt to cross the treacherous Juan de Fuca Strait in these conditions.  Boats that did successfully complete the crossing were the larger sailing boats. Gale force winds combined with extraordinarily powerful ebb flows created chaotic sea states with steep breaking waves up to 10’ in height.  It was in this maelstrom that I found myself with an Expedition Rowboat...

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Featured Boatbuilder: Jerry Hackett builds the Expedition Rowboat
Featured Boatbuilder: Jerry Hackett builds the Expedition Rowboat

by Angus Rowboats 1 Comment

One of the best ways to become better at something is to learn from someone who's already walked that road, or in our case built that boat. We wanted to share some stories of builders who've built our boats and have launched a new section called Featured Boatbuilder.

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