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Old 06-12-2012, 06:23 PM
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What I'm after is ships or boats that have oars but the people that do the rowing are under the deck. I need ideas and plans because I plan on making a working ship/boat that is not over complicated with detail. I have plans for a more life like rowing mechanism but I also want to keep that part out of sight whether it be under the deck or under some sort of cover. Any info or suggestions would be welcome. Thanks
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Old 06-12-2012, 11:30 PM
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Like the old roman ship http://www.romanseas.com/roman_navy_set.html
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Old 06-13-2012, 05:07 AM
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Default RE: Looking for ships with oars

The only one that I've seen was a scratch-built Viking ship at the Toledo show many years ago. The builder used a tent that covered up the drive system which I assumed may have been part of scale incliment weather usage to get around hiding everything. Oars on each side were independently controlled for steering.
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You need lifelike.How about these in the Geico commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU6hmgTY76M
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Old 06-13-2012, 01:04 PM
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Love the commercial and thanks for the input on Roman ships. I may have to go that route if I can't find an easier build.
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Default RE: Looking for ships with oars

Not many galley type vessels had their oarsmen out of sight - at least some were on the deck, think of the top layer on a bireme or trireme.  There is always one of the Venetian barges "Bucentaur" if I spelt it right, which had the oarsmen below, and the decks clear for the important people to look good and feel important on.  Might be a problem keeping it the right end up, but its a challenge, yes?
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Seen these two last year at the St Louis Regatta at Forest park.

Barbie Canoe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL47e...feature=relmfu

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Good idea Deathwish I'm thinking maybe the Viking ship can support my idea for linkage. I will look deeper into that maybe just make the boat a bit bigger to put in all the mechanics.
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