Kit converts a stand-up paddleboard into a sit-down Oar Board
Given the recent announcements of products like the ElectraFin and the Rum Runner, it certainly looks like we're in the midst of a stand-up paddleboarding gold rush. One of the latest gadgets to get in on the action, the Oar Board, lets you convert your board into a single scull rowing boat.
Made by Victoria, BC-based Whitehall Rowing & Sail, the Oar Board consists of a fixed seat, a sliding footstop and oar supports – all in one carriage unit. It's simply strapped down to the deck of an existing board, reportedly in under five minutes. Because it's made of a mixture of polymer plastic and marine-grade powder-coated aluminum, it should be OK with salt water.
Whitehall has already sold out one hand-made run of the Oar Board, and has now turned to Indiegogo to finance larger-scale production. A pledge of US$949 will get you one (oars not included), when and if they're ready to row. If you want the company to throw in a pair of Dreher carbon fiber oars, be prepared to offer up $1,539.
You can see the Oar Board in action, in the video below.