Sunday, February 10, 2013

Two Pieces of Wood

photo by Carey Vandewalle
One of the things I like about rowing a gondola is the simplicity of the equipment.  Oh sure, both forcola and remo are intricately crafted by unparalleled masters, but the fact remains that all I need to do my job are two pieces of wood and my wits.
I don't have to worry about whether the motor will fail,
whether the last guy who used the boat left enough gas or plugged in the charger.
I don't even have to worry about getting something wrapped around my propeller, or faulty steering gear.

Just two pieces of wood.

1 comment:

John Campbell said...

I have a 16 ft.classic Carefree MFG fiberglass boat the I want to row like a gondola. However, I haven't been able to find any source for the rowing equipment that I need. Any suggestions for resources here in the US?