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Row, Row, Row That Boat

June 17, 2012
By Susan M. Songster-Weaver , The Post-Journal

I think I've found a magic well that contains the elixir for anti-aging, and it has a bucket-full of terms to keep you thinking young. Shells, hulls, gunwales, slides, foot stretchers, rudders, skegs, and oarlocks on the riggers with blades to square and bury after you feather. Weigh enough! If these terms sound strange to you, you are not alone my head was spinning when I first heard them. They are part of a special language used by rowers, and I hope to become one of them.

 
 

 

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