View Full Version : Pocock wood singles to rise again?
05-17-2007, 10:37 AM
I can't open the link from here, but that sounds like good news :) . They built a nice shell. In my mind, more of a Chevy than a Ferarri on the course, but still a nice boat.
05-17-2007, 12:41 PM
I've seen Steve's work. Very nice stuff. Pocock's heritage is in good hands so far.
Ned, why is it a Chevy and not a Ferarri?
05-17-2007, 03:34 PM
Is Greame King still building singles?
:o I may have mis-spoken. I'll have to say that my experience was mostly with their eights in the early 1980's (they may have actually stopped building larger shells by then). It seemed that the Pocock's were heavier, beamier, & broader on the bottom than boats built by Kaschper, Schoenbrod, and others.
05-18-2007, 11:46 AM
I used their eights in the seventies and they were competitive with other wood boats like Staempflis and Donoraticos. Graeme King built (a few?) wood eights that were reported to be fast. Here's an interesting website for the Mystic Seaport collection of rowing equipment: http://www.natrowing.org/Mystic%20boats.htm It even says that Graeme is/was restoring one of his eights for the collection.
05-18-2007, 04:28 PM
The article mentioned the "Opening Day" boat parade through the Montlake Cut which connects Lake Union with Lake Washigton in Seattle.
If you've never been there, it's worth going and it's free. Finestkind.
05-21-2007, 08:31 PM
Graeme does still produce boats.
Pocock boats are actually still remarkably fast, but locally the value of the boat and the speed are outbalanced by the Vespoli's that GU uses.
Sad, would love to see competitive locally built boats.
I guess I must certainly stand corrected (& gladly so). I always liked their boats & will be more than happy to elevate my thougths of them. :)
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