Little River Marine
The Guideboat is a more affordable alternative, but note
that the rowing station assembly is a single structure. If it
is removed, it might be problematic to store, and one must
come alongside the mothership with care. That said, the
Guideboat is still a great rowing boat choice.
Bill cautioned that the 9-foot lightweight oars are
constructed using epoxy, which is not at all UV tolerant.
These expensive oars will be destroyed if left in sunlight,
so they need to be stowed in a bag when not in use and
stored under the upturned skiff when it is loaded onto
the mothership. The seat assembly is easily detached and
can be placed in a lazarette if necessary.
Obviously, I don’t intend to take the yellow boat on
and off Growler regularly. Rather, I’ll put it in the water
when we arrive at a destination where we’ll be for some
time, and hopefully there will be a beach or floating dock
where I can store it when it is not in the water.
TAKING IT WITH ME
Today I rowed on the nearby creeks for an hour after
a morning of steady rain. It is Monday morning, and
there was not a breath of wind, no hint of current, and
not another soul on the water. The only creature I saw
was a blue heron, making a gawking sound as it flew
just off the water behind me.
My progress along the tranquil waters was idyllic,
and when I rested I let the tips of the oar blades touch
the water ever so slightly. The Vs they carved in the
glassy surface rode astride me in quiet company, the
only sound my breathing. I was soaked in the summer
heat but totally at peace. Life felt good.
I imagine such delightful moments in crystal waters
will be even sweeter in the realm of paradise.
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