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April 2016

Last week, SSRS had the privilege of installing their Sliding Arm Boat racks in the ANU (Australian National University) Boathouse in Canberra. As you can see from the 'before' pictures, the boathouse was a bit limited with it's storage options. And do we have to mention the struggle their crews inevitably faced when retrieving their boats from the top of the stationary racks? Does it look familiar? [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type=""

First, what is a Stake Boat? A Stake boat is where the rowing boats start the race from. A volunteer will hold onto the stern tip of the boat to keep it from drifting away.  The other job of the volunteer is to move the boat in and out according to the "aligner" (person to the side on shore that makes sure all the boats start evenly)'s commands.  Since some boats are longer than others, the aligner simply lines up all the bow