It was a blazing-hot Florida day. I was busy, elbow-deep in boat work. I had to leave a boat outside in slings—in the sun. That boat, named after the President of our University, “Jerome P. Keuper” was a single-skin fiberglass eight. It was older but still in decent shape. Around mid-day, with the sun at […]
What Gives With Rowing Shells?
A new rower wandered around the boathouse, looking at the rowing shells He looked half stunned and he came over and asked, “What gives with these boats?” He didn’t want to know about oars. Or slings. Or anything else. He just wanted to know about the rowing shells. They overwhelmed him. I get it. For a […]
How To Unlock The Secrets Of Your Rowing Shell
Your rowing shell is keeping secrets from you. Important secrets…things you need to know. And there’s a simple way to learn those secrets. Your Rowing Shell’s Hull Identification Number Your shell has a hull identification number (HIN). Its also frequently called the “boat serial number.” The HIN is a 12 character that identifies your specific […]