View Full Version : Tow, Tow, Tow Your Boat - 17' Mandarin Thames rowing skiff towing camera boat

04-14-2013, 05:24 PM
On April 5, I entered the world of wooden boat ownership. I bought a Selway-Fisher Mandarin 17 which is a version of a Thames rowing skiff.

This morning, I went out for a row. I made a video of it by towing a "camera boat" behind, thus making the Mandarin 17 into a "tow boat" rowboat. :d

YouTube link removed because YouTube claims "matched third party content". I will alter the soundtrack.

Until I can alter and re-post, here is a screen capture from today's "camera boat" towing adventure.

http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii518/SailorDon/Rowing/SignsOfLife_sm_zpse7ed1075.jpg (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/SailorDon/media/Rowing/SignsOfLife_sm_zpse7ed1075.jpg.html)

I hope you like the video.

04-14-2013, 05:49 PM
On April 5, I entered the world of wooden boat ownership.
That sucks. YouTube hit me with the "matched third party content" because I added sections of Signs of Life.
I'm going to have to remove the video, delete the soundtrack and re-post the video.

04-14-2013, 08:13 PM
That's pretty cool! (the approach and your new rowing boat, not the You Tube issue).


Rich Jones
04-14-2013, 08:20 PM
Looking fine! I love nothing more than rowing a craft built for just that purpose.

04-14-2013, 09:24 PM
I've tried a few test uploads to YouTube. I think their algorithms for detecting "matching third party" content is anal retentive.

I believe I farted while making the rowing/towing video and somebody owns the copyright to that fart. http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/ii518/SailorDon/ROFL.gif (http://s1257.photobucket.com/user/SailorDon/media/ROFL.gif.html)

I'm not going to enter into a YouTube "Fair Use" dispute. That's a "no win" situation.
I'm still working on sanitizing my soundtrack.

04-15-2013, 04:14 AM
After a lot of trial, I have sucessfully removed the offending "matching third party" content and here is my tow rowing video.