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Coaching Hack
The ID Keychain
February 20, 2017
One logistical challenge that coaches often face is how to keep track of all of their athlete’s IDs. There are those certain summer regattas that require IDs on the dock. You either have to rely on the athletes to keep track of their ID on the water or you have to hang on to everyone’s ID while they row. Too many things can go wrong in either situation!  more

Classic Rowing Hack
A-Frame Boat Blocks
January 30, 2017
The A-Frame Boat Block is a very simple design that takes up minimal trailer space and it is incredibly easy to make!  more

New App
row2k Sweep Blade Comparator
October 4, 2016
With so many blades to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start looking at the differences between blades, and thinking about what might be best for your crew. Enter the row2k Sweep Blade Comparator!  more

Ask the Boatbuilder
Getting Your Crew in the Right Size Shell
June 22, 2016
The '15 lbs per quarter inch' rule, over- and under-boating, and more.  more

When I am rowing at race pace, what forces are acting on the hull, and how can that knowledge be used to maximize speed?  more

Rigging Hack
Cell Phone Pitch Meter
March 23, 2016
One of the oarlocks is sideways and of course someone forgot to pack a pitch meter! The question is what do you do? Well… you pull out your cellphone of course!  more

Ask the Boatbuilder
Carbon or Kevlar?
March 14, 2016
What's the difference, and which should I get?  more

Coach Hack
Folding Chair Racks Slider Storage
February 23, 2016
Tired of tripping on your erg sliders? Do you struggle figuring out a good way to store them? We have a hack for that!  more

Ask the Boatbuilder
Rowing in Salt Water
February 9, 2016
Every minute spent in salt water preventative maintenance is worth its weight in gold.  more

Rowing Hack
Right Guard on your feet
January 20, 2016
This week's hack is an "old school" trick that NFL players use to keep their feet warm during cold games. Right Guard!  more

Ask the Boatbuilder
Rigger Holes
January 20, 2016
Boat builders provide options for the rigger along the gunwale for one primary reason: different holes allow fore and aft adjustment of the pin relative to the athlete. This is one of two ways to adjust work-through.  more

Wakey Wakey
Latest rowing accessory is a rug
January 14, 2016
Alarm clocks today are easier than ever to sleep through – a smartphone that is proffering the gentlest ringtone you can download goes quiet with an easy swipe – and soon enough, the next sound to come out of the phone is a call from eight teammates and a coach standing on a dock with the boat in the water wondering where you are.  more

Rigger Tricks
Malt Vinegar to Clean Tracks and Deck
July 1, 2015
When in the English countryside...  more

Rowing Hack
GoPro Stand On A Budget
December 19, 2014
GoPros footage of rowing is everywhere these days. Pictures and videos can be found from cameras mounted on drones, oars, or even a coxswain's head! I wanted to produce a cost effective GoPro mount that was cheaper than a professional mount, yet more effective than "others".  more

Trailer Trick
The Side Saddle Bike Carry
December 8, 2014
Got a fully-loaded trailer about to head south? Use this Rowing Hack to squeeze a few bikes on there, too: The Side Saddle Bike Trick.  more

Rigger Tricks
The Original Rigger Bungee
November 12, 2014
Ever used a Rigger Bungee? This week’s Rowing Hack reveals just how that nifty hack got its start one cold winter.  more

Coxing Hacks
The Survival Suit Carry-all
October 28, 2014
Coxswains have to cary a lot of stuff, so here’s a Rowing Hack just for them: The Survival Suit Carry-all.  more

Trailer Tricks
The Long-Haul Two-Tank Solution
October 14, 2014
Got a long trailer trip in your future, perhaps to that little regatta up in Boston? Here’s a rowing hack that could save you a few gas stops: the Long-Haul Two-Tank Solution.  more

Trailer Trick
Top Rack Hack - Loading Ladders
September 30, 2014
Having a huge shell trailer is nice when you have a lot of boats to haul, but getting that top rack loaded is a pain no matter how tall your biggest athletes are.  more

Coach Trick
The Erg Rigger
September 17, 2014
Just in time for teaching those new novices, this week’s Rowing Hack turns the erg into a sweep teaching tool: The Erg Rigger.  more

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