Space Saver Oar Brackets
Douglas Lumsden is a rower and former sheet metal worker whose exclusive focus on ways to better store rowing equipment has led his company, Space Saver Rowing Systems to have its oar hanging brackets and boat racks installed in boathouses and rowing sheds around the world. Its partnership with RowAmerica has led to customers across US including Sarasota, US Rowing Center and a future order for the Harvard and Weld Boathouse redevelopment.
Timestamps to the show
0:00 About you and your background in rowing
03:00 What gave you the idea for Space Saver Rowing? Why is boathouse storage such a key issue today?
05:00 Your first product you developed was the oar rack What was challenging / easy / why was this product needed?
12:00 Space Saver has affiliates around the world including RowAmerica
15:00 The latest product is a telescopic frame for single scull racking
18:00 Boat racking storage with a variable mount to allow adjustments and variations to be made after installation
22:00 The Design Process
24:00 Storing rowing electronics in a box for Youth and Student Rowing Clubs
29:00 Dragon Boating clubs are multi-sport and need electric hoists for boat racking – can also be used for coaching boats
35:00 Boating Docks and Pontoons
40:00 What’s on the horizon next? The Harvard and Weld Boathouse redevelopment using Space Saver Racking.
I was intrigued by the volunteer nature of rowing
Most rowing Clubs are running a major business
Make equipment access easy, safe and efficient
Build to the highest quality and keep it simple
Out of 200 people in a club, 10 people do everything
Listen to Space Saver Rowing Systems on Soundcloud
Watch Douglas demonstrate his oar storage system