A Lesson in One-Oarsmanship

"Why scull? It's slower than rowing, but because you can look ahead, it's useful in crowded harbors, working up a narrow creek, or through fields of skim ice. You can move a pulling boat sideways when making a landing, or easily propel a boat much heavier than you can row, It is also an ideal way to move an outboard skiff a short way when fishing, or get home if you have a breakdown. Sculling can be especially handy when your dinghy is filled with groceries, or when the dew is heavy and you'd like to start the day with dry trousers. And though it looks difficult, sculling is simple, once you get the knack."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 6, 2004 )


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