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January 14, 2021
Here is a Rowing Hack that could be worth some of your winter downtime: converting the whole fleet to feature this slick rigger's trick: the Wing Nut Top Nut.  more

Stumped on what to get the Rowing Hacker in your boathouse for a sweet but also "useful to the effort" holiday gift? We're here to help  more

Rigger Trick: The Cox-Box Charging Hack
December 10, 2020
When you take down your holiday lights, give it the job of keeping your rowing electronics charged  more

Rowing Hack Redux: The CLAM Stacker
December 3, 2020
This week’s Rowing Hack redux that might be worth throwing together for yourself. It’s the Clam Stacker  more

Rowing Hack: The Dolly-ed Up Sling
November 19, 2020
Turn standard slings into rolling slings with the Dolly-ed Up Sling Hack  more

Steering Cable Trick: The Turner Tightener
November 12, 2020
This week we bring you a Rigger's Trick that is both an "in a pinch" fix and a bit of a value-added hack that can give your coxswains an improved "yep, your rudder is straight" indicator. The Turner Tightener  more

Rowing Hack: The Handle Dipper
November 5, 2020
Another clever COVID adaptation, perfect for a time when boathouse around the country are re-inventing and fine-tuning their cleaning techniques to keep crews out on the water.  more

Sure, it's the season of the single, thanks to COVID, but what if you are stuck with a lot of pair/doubles and need to divide those 2x's in half to maximize your number of 1x's? Well, Ed Gunter at Clemson has a boatman-approved hack for that: the Double Divisor.  more

Rowing Hack Redux: Rigging up Your Ergs
October 22, 2020
Are you stuck on land or in a singles-only environment? Are you starting to get nervous that you are missing out on sweep blade work? Perhaps this Rowing Hack is for you.  more

As new novices take up the sport, this hack will help nip a common bad habit in the bud  more

A critical aspect of rowing is overcoming those challenges. But, how?  more

A goose repellent hack improved with a bit of 'how can I do this quicker and cheaper'  more

Rowing Hack Redux: Return of the Nylon Nut
September 24, 2020
Sure proof that a given hack is a good one? When it gets suggested back to us by a reader  more

Rowing Hack: The Hair-Tie Height Spacer
September 17, 2020
A rowing rigger hack that saves a practice, makes the stroke seat happy, AND keeps coach from even realizing you lost a spacer  more

Rowing Hack: Magnet-Equipped Wrenches
September 10, 2020
When you always seem to need a wrench handy, then the Magnet Wrench is a pretty slick hack.  more

If you have spent any time on an erg, you have also spent time, at some point, skidding across the floor on an erg. Here are tips on how to erg in one spot.  more

'Those little plastic strips made a huge difference, especially at the start, where it was white-capping and the waves were rolling down the side of the boat.'  more

Trick out your 1x to let you train COVID-safe and hacker-approved with The Water Bottle Holder Hack.  more

One of our favorite hacks for sanitizing ergs  more

Rowing Hack: Sock-Covered Boat-Straps
August 13, 2020
Protect your boat with old abandoned laundry  more

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