Regularly checking your rowing and sculling shells are, well, a hassle, but a necessity of rowing club management. But don’t fret, we’ve found you something that will make it a little bit easier.

George D. Kirschbaum, Jr. – a coxswain and writer of many years has done one more favor for his fellow rowers across the internet. He’s provided a thorough shell condition checklist that covers:

  • Hull/skin
  • Riggers
  • Internals
  • Equipment

When to check:

Now the key to avoiding long term damage is to regularly check your boats.  Do a weekly scan of the boats, checking for any obvious injuries.  At the end of each season use Kirschbaum’s checklist and fix up any damage before they go out off the water in the off-season.