Small craft

McGruer rowing boat

(REF: 18374)


  • Designer: James McGruer.
  • Builder: McGruer & Co. Clynder, Argyll
  • Year: n/k
  • Location: Cornwall
  • Length on deck: 12'
  • Beam: 4'4"
  • Draft: 10"

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Wooden ships comments on this McGruer rowing boat

A very sweet, totally traditional, classic rowing dinghy, the sort of thing that is so difficult to find these days.McGruer rowing boat

Clinker planked in larch all fastened with copper nails and rooves to steam bent oak timbers on an oak back-bone.

Original heavy section forward knee with new through bolts.

In the rebuild 25’ of planking was replaced, new stem and transom fitted, new sheer strakes, new forward and mid-ships thwarts in oak with oak knees and new sole boards.

New half-lapped oak quarter knees and breast hook.

New stern post up the inside of the transom with new half-lapped oak stern knee.

New bilge stringer carries the thwarts.


The dinghy is painted inside and out with varnished sheer strakes.

The after seating is original in varnished mahogany.

New flat floor bottom boards in way of the after seating with a step in way of the mid-ships thwart to new forward bottom boards clipped to the hull within the retaining stringers.

Solid gunnels with padded rowlock holders at the forward and the mid-ships thwarts to give two rowing positions.

Sculling knotch in the transom.

Leathered stainless steel rowlocks.

Pair of leathered, varnished straight-blade spruce oars.



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