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April 8, 2021
As we touched on in a Hack two weeks ago, with the return of racing it is high time to dust off all your trailer driving skills and tricks. A tip that makes backing up that now-fully loaded trailer a breeze: just grab the bottom of the steering wheel instead of the top as you look over your shoulder and, well, Back Up Better!  more

Seat racing may have been invented by the Sphinx of the Charles himself, but it was perfected on less rarified water than the Charles with the invention of the ultimate seat-racing hack: the Ham Sandwich of Truth.  more

You still can't attempt a Race Day on the road without having all your wrenches, spare parts, straps, and assorted gear sorted and ready to go  more

As a Rowing Hack, sometimes you do the Hacking, and sometimes the Hack finds you... The GWMR Gascarrier 1.0™.  more

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Rowing Hack: The Goose Guy
March 10, 2021
Nothing gets under our skin like the geese that get on our docks. Here is yet another way to scare off hose scourges of clean, poop-free docks everywhere: The Goose Guy.  more

The Rowing Hacks are always on the lookout for cool new tricks and when we see an article entitled 'How Duct Tape Can Help You Survive,' we immediately think: is there a Rowing Hack here?  more

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Erg Hack: The Handle Height Helper
February 18, 2021
Here is another hack that we've looked at before--originally as the Handle Height Tape Hack, but we'd like to suggest a bit of an upgrade!  more

We though this would be a good time to revisit a great Rowing Hack that a well-prepared coxswain might want to remember and hack up for themselves: The Coxswain's Water Bottle Tool Kit  more

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Rowing Hack: Bow Number Bow Lights
February 5, 2021
Time to put all those extra bow numbers from that last big head race to work: Make your fleet some Bow Number Bow Lights  more

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Rowing Hack: Tape Numbered Riggers
January 28, 2021
This week's hack is another deep dive into the Official Rowing Hacks Electrical Tape Use Hall of Fame, taking a look at a trick that can help make sure boats get rigged right when the rowers get involved: Tape Numbered Riggers.  more

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Coach Hack: The Dowel Front Stop
January 21, 2021
Sometimes, the best way to teach a finer technical point in rowing is to hack up a way to prevent the athletes from doing it incorrectly in the first place. That is why this week's Coaching Hack is "The Dowel Front Stop"  more

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Rigger Trick: The Wing Nut Top Nut
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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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