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Happy New Year everyone! Here is how you can keep training up north during winter.. 🙂
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Remare si può sempre… anche sul ghiaccio…basta andare in Finlandia!

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Carol McgowanThis is a great one....

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Carol Mcgowangot to be sure the ice is thick all the way .That thing won't float

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Veronica BraleyI think I would enjoy that even more than rowing on water.

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Composite Engineering - Van Dusen Racing Boats added 3 new photos.

FOR SALE: Like new Van Dusen Flyweight Single, carbon wing rigger, navy blue, only rowed a few months, in Berkeley, CA. Gorgeous, great rowing boat, asking $10,000 firm. Contact Cody Fisher (codyfisher142@gmail.com, 415-673-6310)
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FOR SALE: Like new Van Dusen Flyweight Single, carbon wing rigger, navy blue, only rowed a few months, in Berkeley, CA. Gorgeous, great rowing boat, asking $10,000 firm. Contact Cody Fisher (codyfisher142@gmail.com, 415-673-6310)

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Ronnie Edmiston-- the very best quality and row...

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Whale fins? Latest design kayak paddle?
Just kidding! These are super light propeller blades for a high altitude blimp, about to be tested in the Arizona desert.
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Whale fins? Latest design kayak paddle? 
Just kidding! These are super light propeller blades for a high altitude blimp, about to be tested in the Arizona desert.

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Andrew RhodesLooks great mate!!

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Mokhlas KasmanSuper cool mate!

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Kenneth WallsWhere are the boats

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ENGINEERING UPDATES

Wing Rigger set screw adjustment in the mounting block

When you see that the mounting bar from your wing rigger has worn a groove in the mounting blocks you know that the adjustment of the set screw is past due: Mounting bar from your wing rigger has worn a groove in the mounting blocks The conical point of the set screw fits in a matching hole in the end of the mounting bar and should be adjusted so the mounting bar never touches the block.  If the set screw is not in far enough it no longer locks the mounting bar in position and the rigger can [...]

April 6th, 2016|Racing Shells & Kayaks|0 Comments

Why We Pioneered Wing Riggers

We pioneered the wing rigger concept in 1984 when the minimum shell weight rule was imposed. We had to increase the weight of our boats by 20% and searched for a way to make out boats heavier without being slower.  The airfoil rigger more than compensated for the additional drag of the heavier boat and still allowed us to add more carbon fiber to the hull and make out boats the stiffest ones available. Now that we are all competing with a minimum boat weight the improved aerodynamics give our boats a 3 second advantage over 2000 meters. Our wing [...]

March 7th, 2016|Composite Manufacturing, Racing Shells & Kayaks|0 Comments

Attaching Wing Rigger

Did you know...it’s so easy to attach the wing rigger to a Van Dusen Advantage? Simply set the wing rigger's mounting bars into place between the boat's mounting blocks, check that the footboard heel bar is securely in one of the stretcher fitting slots, tighten the thumb screws, and you’re ready to go. You don’t even need tools! With this innovative concept, you can transfer your wing riggers between boats or seats while keeping your personal rigging specifications intact--including your foot position and footboard angle. And the simplicity of removing the wings makes it easy to store two boats to [...]

October 27th, 2015|Racing Shells & Kayaks|0 Comments

The Advantage of Autoclaves

Since 1990, we are the only boat maker in the US to make carbon fiber products with an autoclave. Why is an autoclave an exceptionally good way to create racing shells, spars, aerospace and submarine parts? Because it is a pressure oven that not only bakes a vacuumed bag around the item, it creates pressure that removes every last bit of air from the Kevlar honey comb making the item incredibly strong, stiff and light weight. An autoclave assures there is no minute amount of air left in the product to create a weak spot; if there were, a boat [...]

October 14th, 2015|Composite Manufacturing, Racing Shells & Kayaks|0 Comments
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Wing Rigger set screw adjustment in the mounting block

April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

When you see that the mounting bar from your wing rigger has worn a groove in the mounting blocks you know that the adjustment of the set screw is past due: Mounting bar from [...]

Why We Pioneered Wing Riggers

March 7th, 2016|0 Comments

We pioneered the wing rigger concept in 1984 when the minimum shell weight rule was imposed. We had to increase the weight of our boats by 20% and searched for a way to make out [...]

  • wing rigger attachment

Attaching Wing Rigger

October 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Did you know...it’s so easy to attach the wing rigger to a Van Dusen Advantage? Simply set the wing rigger's mounting bars into place between the boat's mounting blocks, check that the footboard heel bar [...]

The Advantage of Autoclaves

October 14th, 2015|0 Comments

Since 1990, we are the only boat maker in the US to make carbon fiber products with an autoclave. Why is an autoclave an exceptionally good way to create racing shells, spars, aerospace and submarine [...]