Alden Shell with Oarmaster I -- Lots of summer ahead to row this boat. Very few shells like this in excellent condition are available on the west coast.
- The Shell tracks straight and is highly sea worthy
- The Oarmaster I is cleaned, tuned & ready to row
- Photos on DropBox
- Rowing Video
- Will transport up to 100 miles of Stanford, CA
- Includes rowing and rigging lesson
- The Shell has provided hours of fun & needs a good new owner
- Reason for Sale: Upgrading to a higher performance boat
- $1250 Includes: Shell, Oarmaster I, Dreher Oars, Boat Cover, some spare parts and tools.
- CASH only
The Alden 16' (Alden Ocean Shell Single)
The Alden Ocean Shell Single is one of the most popular recreational rowing shell in the world. Its forgiving hull design allows the boat to be rowed by nearly anyone, almost anywhere, nearly anytime.The exclusive hull design is the key. The flared bow lifts the boat over waves and the flat bottom provides stability. The manageable length and two piece design means the Alden Ocean Shell Single is easy to transport so you can row where you want to. The dropped stern design eliminates the need for a skeg so it launches easily from a beach.
Width: Waterline Beam 24" Overall Beam 25"
Weight: 40 lbs unrigged 58 lbs rigged
Functional Wt Cap: Approx. 200 lbs
Construction: Hand laid fiberglass, 12-14 mil gelcoat finish, fore and aft bulkheads with positive foam floatation
Dreher Adjustable Length Sculls LS1999: This blade shape (i.e., the large symmetrical or sometimes called the “Big Macon” was designed for masters and recreational rowers still used the symmetrical "Macon" spoon shape blade, but rowed in the range length range as the Big Blade family of blades. This "symmetrical" blade has almost the same area as the Big Blade and shortened the length of the oars. The LS1999 blade shape has a surface area that is 97% that of the BB2198. The width of the blade is 19 cm, only 2 cm narrower than a BB21. The average length of the scull was set at 288 cm, with +/-5 cm adjustment in the handle, the same as a standard Big Blade scull. The proportions of the blade are reminiscent of the "tulip" shape blades in the 60's which were shorter and wider than the typical Macon shape.