Saturday 24 December 2011

Ralph Stockton's Rowing Girls

I love this. Modelmaker Ralph Stockton, based at Setley Pond in the New Forest, has created a remote control coxless pair.
The girls have a very odd circular rowing action and they can't feather, but they have the boat under complete control and manage to avoid a threatening narrowboat half way through the film.
I'm almost inspired to create a model rowing boat with a proper stroke including feathering, but I'm too busy rowing.

1 comment:

doryman said...

Very cute. Makes me laugh every time I see them back-stroking like mad. Unless I'm mistaken, they have right-of-way over that power boat. (but tonnage wins every time)