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 Oarling basic hull kit includes hull panels CNC cut from BS1088 marine ply, the plans and assembly instructions. It is shipped on a 4' x 8' x 9" pallet weighing 450#.
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.