There are 3 things this Malaysian boatman is doing that I like. He's facing forward, standing up, and doing it at the front of his boat. At my age these are really good things. But there must be stuff I'll need to know before fitting up the front of the Garvey, like why such a blade length and how might the oarlocks be configured? I'll be on the water just as soon as 24" of ice can melt so time's a-wasting, and there's all this quarter-cut oak --- .