|OARLING 17 - S & G|
|Sleek lines and beautiful sheer make the Oarling a delight to row and own. She is light, responsive and easily maneuvered, providing great transportation for the single oarsman or with passengers and cargo. Dory hulls with their characteristic flare pick up displacement very fast and lose little performance when loaded or in rough sea conditions.
The Oarling 17 is a very car toppable boat, easy for one person to handle. She is a little longer and much faster than the Glouster Gull type dory and the extra length seems to pay dividends in versatility. Folding pattern oarlocks and eight foot spoon blade oars give her a lot of power. In the Northwest, Oarling has made some respectable showings in rowing regattas and meets.
A floatation seat compartment and the natural bouyancy of her wood make her unsinkable, For leisure rowing or as an exercise machine a more graceful and beautiful rowing boat would be hard to find.
NOTE: Plans include hull panel dimensions which can easily be transferred to the plywood. Full-size patterns are not available nor required to build this model.
|Design Number: # DK 17|
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