Re: hand crank outboard

Jove Lachman-Curl

Thanks John,
I've always been intrigued with the idea of sculling, I've seen videos of people moving 35 ft sailboats with a 14' oar at around 1.5 knots. Great for getting in and out of the dock, or as a backup.
and I'm sure very effective on a small trailer sailor. I use greenland style kayak paddles I made and I like to scull myself sideways. It's very effective.
I like that device for attaching to an oar. it's a good idea. basically it makes a yuloh from an oar. I might try something like that.

Sculling side draw kayak:

On Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 8:18 PM John Kohnen <jkohnen@...> wrote:
Andrew tried a crank outboard out at a Depoe bay show, they're not a new
idea. It didn't look like it worked very well. But maybe that was just
because of the operator. <g> Mighta worked better if the propeller shaft
was closer to horizontal...

Except for the storage problem, I think a sculling oar would work better
for a fairly heavy boat. Duckworks sells carbon fiber ferrules to make
two-piece oars:

They also sell the Scullmatix. "a simple device to make sculling a boat
almost automatic." I think Jim Ballou bought one, but I never tried
it... You make your oar two-piece to use it with a Scullmatix, so it may
kill two birds with one stone:

On 4/14/2021 11:47 AM, Jove wrote:
> Has anyone tried one of these?

> There are cheaper ones on amazon.

> <>

> Seems like a great solution for a small sailboat like my windrose 18,
> But I'm curious if anyone has any experience with this concept.
John <jkohnen@...>
As for myself, the wonderful sea charmed me from the first. (Joshua Slocum)

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