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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
How to Keep Your Feet Warm: Right Guard
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

Rigger Tricks
The Cup-Cup Cup Holder
September 3, 2014
Attention coffee-craving coaches: this week's rowing hack might help you avoid spilling your java in the launch.  more

Coach Trick
The Trailer Flat Fixer
August 12, 2014
Next time you get a flat on your way to the races, try this neat hack to get back on your way a bit quicker: the Trailer Flat Fixer.  more

Coach Trick
The Wrench Carabiner
July 31, 2014
Tired of digging around for the one wrench you need? Try this week’s Rowing Hack—the Wrench Carabiner—to keep those wrenches together and skip all that rummaging.  more

Rower Tricks
The Track-Bite Guard
July 8, 2014
Here's a tip of the hacker cap to a great old hack that you don't see nearly as much anymore: using a cut-off sock to make a Track-Bite Guard.  more

Riggers Tricks
The Top Nut Holder
June 26, 2014
This week’s Rowing Hack: a great trip you can use to look like a rigging genius ­ The Top Nut Holder.  more

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