Sculling

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Sculling

Postby Chris Wicks » Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:41 am

I think this deserves a new thread.

Here is a video clip to show it is possible to scull a Cape Cutter. It is only appropriate in still conditions but could be fun. I am researching a better sculling oar. Plenty of information on French sites sculling = godille. https://youtu.be/VOZ-fDYAm5s

Happy sailing or just messing about!

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Re: Sculling

Postby erbster » Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:28 pm

Sounds like an interesting alternative to the iron tops’l on quiet evenings when the wind drops.


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Re: Sculling

Postby oak » Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:36 pm

Interesting
I felt tired just looking at the video.
I always kept a very long lifeboat oar on my Hustler for an emergency rudder but never sculled with it.
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Re: Sculling

Postby Chris Wicks » Sun Jun 21, 2020 6:21 am

It was hard work but will be easier with a properly designed oar. Our local friendly boat builder is making me one to this design. 3.6 meters in length should be suitable for the CC. It probably won't get a lot of use, but around the anchorages and our home harbour it should. A worthwhile investment of €150 I think. http://www.vivierboats.com/en/sculling-oars-drawings/

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Re: Sculling

Postby oak » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:44 pm

Please don't forget to put up a picture
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