We’ve completed plans for the cruiser, and are in the midst of finishing the manual. For those who can wait no longer, we will be offering Cruiser Plans for sale starting Dec 15th. While it is unlikely the editing of the manual will be complete then, we will provide the plans and the first two chapters with the complete manual following shortly after. This way Cruiser enthusiasts can get their projects underway in the New Year with plenty of time to be completed by spring or summer.
With work developing the Cruiser manual/plans coming to an end we will next be developing plans for our hollow shaft wooden sculling oars – another product we’ve received significant interest in. For practical purposes standard carbon fiber or fiberglass oars are hard to beat, however, there is nothing that replaces the beauty of traditional wooden sculling oars. And remarkably, the weight is not much greater with properly made hollow shaft oars. Another perk with wooden oars is the price tag - not much more than $100. Hollow shaft oars were designed for competitive racing and were commonly used right up until the 1980s. We are using mainly the same specs for our shafts– a tried and tested formula - while adding a few elements to the blade for aesthetics.
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and a New Year filled with small boating adventures!
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At Angus Rowboats, our passion for adventure naturally draws us to the mystique of the Northwest Passage – one of the world's most captivating and perilous waterways. Historically, this elusive passage promised a shorter shipping route, spurring early navigators to fervently chart and struggle through its icy intricacies.
The summer of 2023 saw three audacious teams, including one using our very own RowCruiser boats, aiming to be the first to traverse NW Passage solely by human power within a single season. As the season concludes, we've chronicled these attempts, and catalogued past human-powered endeavors to navigate the Northwest Passage.