Pocock Singles Project
Steve Carter
1967 Pocock Standard Heavyweight
3/16/14

From: "Stephen Carter"
To: buckley@rumford.com
Subject: Pocock single registry
Date: March 16, 2014

1967 standard heavyweight rowing shell first owned by Andy Kerr, who rowed at Lake Merced in S.F. who bought it new from George Pocock. I bought the boat in 2004 through the agency of Rowable Classics. The boat is in great condition with the original cloth decking. The boat came with a pair of Pocock sculls of the same period but with a different provenance. I was told they were purchased from Brad Lewis. The boat and sculls are a joy to row.

I self-taught to scull (I'm sixty-five) in a old beat up Laser found mildewing on a dock 12 years ago at Lake Casitas here in Southern California. Warmed up in that for a year before restoring an English wooden restricted single. Rowed it (still do) for a couple of years before acquiring the lovely Pocock. Have never rowed competitively but have spent a lot of hours on the water. Lately, I have been rowing in a couple of local harbors as the nearby lakes are currently almost completely closed (it's complicated) to outside boats due to an invasive mussel threat you may have heard about. Now, I REALLY don't like mussels.

Steve Carter
1724 Orchard Dr.
Ojai, CA 93023

scarter@thacher.org
(805) 276-8844

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