Sculling


Sculling

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Competitive sculling

To use a scull or a pair of sculls to propel a boat. This sport uses a small light racing boat for one, two, or four rowers, each using a pair of sculls. Sculls are short-handled oars used by a single rower.

ingle oar sculling

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In single-oar sculling, an oar is usually locked by a pivot onto a boat's bow and/or stern, and pushed to one side of the boat with the blade turned so that this will generate forward thrust, then rotated ninety degrees so that the return stroke pushes in the same direction. The efficiency of this system has resulted in an old Chinese saying, "a scull equals three oars".

This continuous propulsion method of moving a boat is considered fundamentally similar to marine propellers, even an inspiration for them.

ee also

*Watercraft rowing
*Single Scull
*Rowing (sport)

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