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    Wow, this took some skill!

    I got a call today and got to see inside a Timberwrights shop. Shop wasn't a big deal but I did love the 30+ inch Crescent band saws, the saw horses made from 6x6's. And lots of HUGE beams stacked everywhere.

    But I was there about a boat. The owner is a member of a start up Rowing Club and had volunteered to do some repairs to one of the boats. Fiberglass hull with a wood framework. The work was amazing! There is a lot more to these than you think!

    This one is an older model and has fabric covered decks and they were asking me if I could do the fabric work for them. But I was just amazed at the woodworking inside this thing. The quiality of the work was very good! Lots of hand fitting on doubt.

    4 man boat and get this, 40 feet long!







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    Rowing club? I wasn't sure what you meant until I saw the pics. Are you sure you didn't make a wrong turn and end up in England?
    Just transporting that thing could present a challenge.
    But very neat construction.
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    Very cool!

    But the real question is, are you going to do the fabric work!?

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    They have a rowing club out at elk lake here in Victoria and they have something that size there too. Quite the thing to see being moved down the highway for competition in Vancouver.
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    One thing I like about this forum is the chances I have to see things like these even if they are only pics.

    Thanks a lot for posting them Jeff.
    Best regards,
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    Very cool, Jeff. Thanks for the pics.
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    Nice pics. Is it customary to leave the shoes in the boat?

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    ASU has a rowing club would you believe. The town of Tempe built a lake in the Salt river and the ASU team practices there. The Lake is next to the Loop 202 freeway. It's quite the site to be driving down the freeway in the middle of the desert and see a rowing team working out in a scull.
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    Talking to him, their 6 man boat is 60 feet long! I swear they don't look that big on the water from a distance.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Nice pics. Is it customary to leave the shoes in the boat?
    I think it is a have too. They are attached to the boat! Imagine turning that sucker over with you feet strapped in.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Very cool!

    But the real question is, are you going to do the fabric work!?
    Yes. It's a pretty small job and I volunteered my labor. Sounds like they have some ambitious plans to bring rowing to this area. Including spring training camps for the some of the Northern ice bound big names maybe. So if I can help out in a small way I am all for it. It just helps our local economy.
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