An Oar Adjusted

By Luke Reynolds

In a sport so deeply rooted in tradition, a new product can be something worth noting. New Hampshire’s Durham Boat Company has come up with a solution it says will ease the stress athletes and coaches often encounter during practice and before racing. The Dreher Slim Ellipse sets itself apart with a tool-free adjustable collar that can be used to adjust inboard and outboard. Anyone who has ever frantically tried to re-adjust an eight’s worth of oars for a waiting crew will understand the motivation behind this innovation.
     “We’re looking to make discoveries,” said Durham Sales and Marketing Director Henry Palmer. “There is a culture of innovation and there is always a project to work on.”