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gauicanada 06-12-2012 06:23 PM

Looking for ships with oars
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

Deathwish 06-12-2012 11:30 PM

RE: Looking for ships with oars
Like the old roman ship http://www.romanseas.com/roman_navy_set.html

Ron Olson 06-13-2012 05:07 AM

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.

Tidnab 06-13-2012 05:15 AM

RE: Looking for ships with oars
You need lifelike.How about these in the Geico commercial http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VU6hmgTY76M

gauicanada 06-13-2012 01:04 PM

RE: Looking for ships with oars
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.

mfr02 06-13-2012 01:34 PM

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?

Deathwish 06-13-2012 09:06 PM

RE: Looking for ships with oars
Seen these two last year at the St Louis Regatta at Forest park.

Barbie Canoe

Viking Ship

gauicanada 06-13-2012 11:01 PM

RE: Looking for ships with oars
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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