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This is a second-hand hardcover book.

Condition: The dustjacket has light fading, short creasing to the top edge, a 5mm tear, and a heavy crease to the front flap. The cover has a slight outward curl, and there is a name stamped on the first page. Roughly the first 7 pages have a light bend running the length of the page. There is age spotting to the inside of the front and back cover, to the first and last page, and to the edges of the compressed pages. A few pages have light age spotting otherwise the pages are clean and bright. The rest of the book has no faults.

The dimensions: 158 x 237 mm
Pages: 149
Publisher: International Marine Publishing Company
Publication date: 1978 first edition

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Boats, Oars, and Rowing
By R.D. Culler

That recreational rowing in traditional craft is making a strong comeback these days is evident all around us. This book is a guide to that world, with sections on choosing the right rowing boat for your needs; customizing your own oars, either by modifying a stock pair or building them from scratch; selecting oarlocks and accessories; and learning to row correctly. There is even a section on the double-paddle canoe.

Of special interest to craftsmen are the descriptions of oar-making tools and their use, wood stock for oars, and the designing and fitting of leathers. In addition to the study plans of rowing boats in the text, there is an appendix with nine designs by the author, including skiffs, a gig, and a double paddle canoe.

Contents:

-Preface
-The Pleasures of Rowing
-Rowing Craft
-Oars and Oarmaking
-Oarlocks & Other Rowing Gear
-Notes on Rowing
-Double-Paddle Canoes
-A Cruise in a Pulling Boat
-Designs
-Index

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