Improved Paddle System Invented for Rowboats (BMA-5056)

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PITTSBURGH…Traditional oar mechanisms for rowboats situate the individual who rows facing the stern. In order to see where the boat is headed, he or she needs to turn around and look behind them. However, an inventor from Truro, Mass., felt it would be safer to have the rower facing the bow so he or she could see where the boat was going.

He developed U-POWER to propel the boat in the direction the rower is facing. As such, it improves visibility and control for the rower and facilitates safer conditions with fewer boating accidents. At the same time, it eases the process of docking a boat since it enables the user to know exactly in which direction to head. This unique system also provides for easy gripping and operation of the oar handles while seated. In addition, it is convenient, effective and affordably priced.

The inventor’s personal experience inspired the idea. “With conventional oars, the rower faces backward, making it difficult to see what’s in front of the boat,” he said. “With this innovation, that is no longer a problem since it allows the boat to move in the direction the rower is facing.”

The original design was submitted to the Boston office of InventHelp. It is currently patent pending and available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information, write Dept. 16-BMA-5056, InventHelp, 217 Ninth Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, or call (412) 288-1300 ext. 1368. Learn more about InventHelp's Invention Submission Services at -

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