Got $50? Build Your Own Erg

If you didn’t receive a $900 Concept2 Model D erg for the holidays this year and are super handy, consider a trip to the hardware store. Amateur boat builder Tim Abbott tried his hand at a new sort of project – building an erg. Considering the machine cost about $50 to construct, it’s pretty impressive. I’m sure it could use some tweaks (starting with a stationary foot board) and Tim could use some technique tips, but all in all it’s an impressive accomplishment.