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oar length

Post by Trapper » Wed Feb 24, 2010 10:31 pm

Hi, I have bought a 2nd hand pair of oars for my Quintrex 350. I've not tried to use them yet, though suspect they will be way too long (about 2.5m each). Is there a rule of thumb as to what length I should cut them to for most efficient rowing? The boat is about 1.35m wide. Cheers.



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Post by GoodLookinPete » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:40 pm

I think the rule of thumb applies to the diameter at the inboard end. :rofl:

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Post by GoodLookinPete » Thu Feb 25, 2010 2:53 pm

On a serious note, the length of the oar is related to the height of the gunwale, the height of the seat and the comfort of the rower. Give them a go, the paddle of the oar should be just under the water with you sitting upright arms outstretched, heaps of stuff on the rowing club websites. Sculling sounds appropriate for the NT :rofl:

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Post by justin » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:04 pm

as long as practical. mine are 2.1 m on my 12 footer and i recon they are not long enough.
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