Boats & Kit


Gigs for Sale – Click Here 


  • Sutton Blades – Professional paddle makers since 1971
  • Collars
  • Celtic Oars (Andrew Nancarrow)
  • L & M Pezzack
  • Kernow Boats (Patrick Bird)





  • Godfrey Sports – Specialize in rowing kit, send them your logo and they will set up a page for your Gig Club, your members can then go online and order direct.
  • Agame – race tops, gillets, jackets, hoodies and more. Club ‘stores’ set up online for members to buy your club’s kit. Custom designed look of any items if required.






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9 Comments on "Boats & Kit"

  1. ben bradley

    hi there,

    I’m looking for spare wooden pins soft and hard for our hackers yard gig over here on the east coast. do you know where i can buy them ?


    ben bradley

    • Hi Ben

      I don’t know if you are sorted for pins, I make Greenheart hard pins and Yellow pine soft pins. I can make them to your specification. Let me know if I can help.

  2. Jerry Boaden

    Wanted, any odd gig oars: Bristol Charity ‘All-Aboard’ are looking for second hand gig oars, up to 4 of, or more? Must have serviceable shafts/looms (but Blade condition immaterial!). Any donations welcome, or reasonable price paid. Please contact Mob: 07779857743.

    Loch Ewe Community Skiff Group has nearly completed building a St Ayles skiff according to the requirements laid down by the Scottish Coastal Rowing Association. The next challenge is to acquire oars. There are FOUR rather than six oars and they must be flat (although the for’ard face of the blade can be curved to accommodate the spine of the oar), so more or less symmetrical about a horizontal plane through the shaft axis. Length is up to us: Groups seem to use anything from 11 ft (Stroke: usually 11 to 13 ft) to 17 ft (2 & 3: usually 15 to 16 ft; Bow 12 to 14 ft). The skiff is 22 ft long and 5 ft 8 ins in the beam. We are using the thole pin system (rather controversial up here) so I think leather is preferable to plastic collars. The oars have to be wood and no metals/carbon is permitted. We are a motley bunch so light (hollow?) oars would be ideal. We’re not a wealthy Group, so second-hand flatbacks in reasonable condition would be considered. Please help us if you can. Thank you.

    • I am sure by now you are sorted. But we aware that the Skiff Factory in Havant now makes all sorts of things for St Ayles Skiffs. Not just the boats – bare hulls or finished boats – but also cushions; covers; oars; trailers and leathers.

      Oars start from £300 for a set of solid, robust, Juniors oars; through hollow ladies/youth to hollow long, race men’s oars £600 for a set. All compliant with Class standards. We also do short junior oars for 6-8 kids to row together for fun!

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