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Boathouse Hacks
Pre-Loaded CLAMs
November 14, 2012
Using CLAMs so the same set of oars works for pairs, fours and your eight? Then set the oars up with this hack, so the loads is always right: the Pre-Loaded Clam Trick.  more

Trailer Tricks
The Seattle Wing Sling
October 31, 2012
Wing riggers taking up too much room in your trailer? Then try this Rowing Hack: the Seattle Wing Sling.  more

Rower Tricks
The Single Storer
October 24, 2012
Is your ideal spot to take strokes sans shell storage? We've heard of a hack for that, too: the Single Storer.  more

Trailer Tricks
The Unsteal-able Hitch
October 17, 2012
A dead simple trick for keeping your hitch from getting stolen mid-regatta: always park the truck by backing into a space where the hitch is pinned against a wall, a tree, or even the ground.  more

Rigger Tricks
The Shell Trailer Side-mount Bike Rack
October 10, 2012
As the next big regatta season approaches, we wanted to take a moment to recognize the artistic and engineering genius behind a great hack for actually getting your bike to race course: The Shell Trailer Side-mount Bike Rack.  more

Boathouse Hacks
The CLAM Stacker
October 3, 2012
Tired of being one CLAM short when you need to make a quick rigging adjustment on the way out to practice? Here's a hack that keeps your CLAMs collected and near at hand: the CLAM Stacker.  more

Coxswain Tricks
The Bow Cam
September 26, 2012
Tired of leaning out to line up the next turn when head racing? Then maybe this hack--the Coxswain's Bow Cam--is for you.  more

Rower Tricks
The Check-Checking Tube
September 19, 2012
Want to know if all those miles and drills have taken the stern check out of your boat? Try this simple hack: the Check-Checking Tube.  more

Coach Tricks
Depth Tape
September 12, 2012
Are folks in your crew washing out or "digging for clams"? Try this hack for keeping your blade set just right: the Depth Tape Trick.  more

Coach Tricks
PVC Megaphone Holder
September 5, 2012
Ever lost a megaphone to the deep? Then here is hack that will help keep your megaphone shipped and steady when you put it down: the PVC Megaphone Holster.  more

Coxing Hacks
Water Bottle Tool Kit
August 29, 2012
If you are a coxswain on the hunt for a handy, water-tight, crush-proof, and yet lap-friendly place to stow those tools, might we suggest a water bottle?  more

Rigger Tricks
The Pump-o-Matic
August 22, 2012
This week's hack--the Pump-o-Matic--is perfectly suited for its one task: saving the back and the tired arms of the one person who makes sure none of the launches sink after a week's worth of rain.  more

Coach Tricks
The Reach Straw
August 15, 2012
Want to keep things long and strong in your crew? The hack for that is a coach's trick that may well be nearly as old as the sliding seat itself: the reach straw.  more

Coach Tricks
The Double Button
August 8, 2012
When row2k first spotted this trick at Eton-Dorney, we wondered--tongue firmly in cheek--if it might be a way to change the gearing mid-race...nope, but it is a clever hack.  more

Rower Tricks
The Tape-Wrap Pitch-Fix
July 31, 2012
Ever travel to a regatta and find your pitch is out or something doesn't feel quite right out on the water? Get out that trusty roll of electrical tape and try a hack of Olympian caliber.  more

Rowing Hack
How Hackers 'Go' to the Games
July 25, 2012
Some tips from the Rowing Hackers who stayed state-side for catching the rowing action in REAL real-time: this is how we watch the Olympics--care to join us in the wee hours?  more

Boathouse Hacks
The Safety Card
July 18, 2012
Have a big club, with lots of coaches, or just a really thorough safety plan that you want handy at all times? Try this hack: the Coaches Launch Safety Card.  more

Coach Tricks
The Shoe Bucket
July 11, 2012
Nothing keeps even the greatest rowing coach more grounded than having to bend down and gather up a heap of sweaty footwear, but there is a hack for that: The Shoe Bucket.  more

Boathouse Hacks
Clipping Your Lines
July 6, 2012
Tired of having to remember a good knot every time you dock your launch? Try clipping your lines instead.  more

Trailer Tricks
The Bottle Bumper
June 20, 2012
Empty water bottles for when you trailer: they are readily available, don't cost a thing, and can easily be shaped to fit the deck of the boat.  more

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