The Oarling is an easy to build performance rowing dory.
Sleek lines and a beautiful sheer make the Oarling a delight to row and own. She is light, responsive and easily maneuvered, providing great transportation for the single oarsman or with passengers and cargo. Dory hulls with their characteristic flare pick up displacement very fast and lose little performance when loaded or in rough sea conditions.
At 95 lbs. the Oarling is a very car-toppable boat, easy for one person to handle. She is a little longer and much faster than the Gloucester Gull-type dory and the extra length seems to pay dividends in versatility. Folding pattern oarlocks and eight foot spoon blade oars give her a lot of power. In the Northwest, Oarling has made some respectable showings in rowing regattas and meets.
A flotation seat compartment and the natural buoyancy of her wood make her unsinkable. For leisure rowing, or as an exercise machine, a more graceful and beautiful rowing boat would be hard to find.
The price of an Oarling basic hull kit is $867. It includes hull panels CNC cut from BS1088 marine ply, the plans and assembly instructions. It is shipped on a 4' x 8' x 6" pallet weighing 300#.
This basic hull kit does not include dimensional lumber, as those are best fit on-site. It also does not include cloth or epoxy, we can provide pricing on request.
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