Row Me 12

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Row Me 12

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I have had my eye on the Row Me 12. Have a few questions. I see a fastener kit is offered. What is that used for? I have built stitch and glue boats before (small ones) and have never used any fasteners. (?) If there is anyone who has built this boat, does the width effect rowing ability? I've never rowed a boat that wide before. I've built both V bottomed boats and flat bottomed boats and for the waters around this place a flat bottom seems to fit the bill. Like to hear from anyone who has tackled this boat. :D What sized oars?

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OK. I just bought the plans. Looks like it's gonna be a winner. I need to know (from Glen L's online store) what length oars, oar locks and bow eye is recommended for this boat.. Someone from Glen L give me a clue? Man, this is going to be a fun, easy building boat. Biggest boat I've built in awhile. (12ft :lol: ) Can't wait for the plans to arrive! Gonna paint it yellow and green, yeah baby!

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dustymick64 wrote: Can't wait for the plans to arrive! Gonna paint it yellow and green, yeah baby!
Why would you want to paint your plans yellow and green? I personally would rather see you paint the BOAT yellow and green.

Just kidding. That's GREAT!! It's always fun to see a new member excited about getting his project started. Stick around the forum cause I know there will be a lot of folks interested in your progress. I know I'm interested. Welcome.
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Thanks! I always paint all of my boats yellow with green trim. Sounds bad but looks nice. This will be my first Glen L boat. I have no worries about building her. Send pic's when I can!

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G'day Dusty,

I have a couple of formulas for calculating the lenghth of rowing oars:

per the Glen L patterns for oars:
1/2 beam +2" = X
X multiplied by 3.3 = oar length

so for the Row Me 12 it is as follows:
(59" / 2) +2" = 31.5"
31.5" x 3.3 = 103.95"
Therefore 8' 7.95"

Another formula is this one:

Beam x 0.25 = x
x + 2" = y
y x 7 = total oar length

so for the Row Me 12 it is as follows:

59" x 0.25 = 14.75"
14.75" x 7 = 103.25"
Therefore 8' 7.25"


So there is not much difference between these two formulas for the Row Me 12. Another rule of thumb is that there should be 7/25ths of the oar inboard and 18/25ths outboard when in use. I suppose that a lot of this comes down to personal preference. Don't forget seating arrangements and loading might affect any number of issues on any boat.

Have a look at this website for some inspiration. http://www.shawandtenney.com/wooden-rowing-oars.htm

Good luck and John looks forward to your photos (we all do really!!)
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Thanks for the info. Hope to start sometime in the first part of the new year... :) Winters a good time to build for me.

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Whadayoutalkinabout? There is no winter where you are ! :lol:

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leakcheck wrote:Whadayoutalkinabout? There is no winter where you are ! :lol:

Steve
what do you mean, your farther south then i am. mister i live in ga. :lol: :lol:
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Dude, snow flurries yesterday. Last night it was down to 25. Brrrrrr!

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Post by bigguy »

haha, 25! that's warm around here! it's not unheard of to get -30.

yup that is 30 degree below 0

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I get cold when it drops below 70!!!! :shock: :cry:

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haha, come on up and come ice fishing

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Last Friday morn 12 below, Tuesday and Wednesday 64 above in western Mass. Wierd.
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Post by Matthew Edmondson »

Rather cold winters in NY too.Last year, Tug Hill got 11 feet, not inches. We got about 6'. :D

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yeah, back in 1996 we had i think 4 feet of snow fall in 2 hours or something like that...it was crazy

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