Oars for AIRE 156D?
Looking for some advice on oar length. I just bought an AIRE 156D and took it out just recently with a set of 9 foot carlisles from my old boat, they weren't long enough. I need to buy new oars and am leaning toward cataracts with outfitter blades. I run a 64 inch wide NRS frame with 8 inch oar stands and row from a highback rowers seat on a seat bar. Oars are expensive so I'm trying to avoid a costly mistake. I still need to bring my oars in about an inch and a half so I would only be gaining about 4.5 inches on total oar length if I go for 9.5s. Should I go for 10 footers? What has been your experience with boats of this length. I live in the Northwest and will be spending most if my time on the Spokane, Alberton Gorge, St. Joe, and Salmon Rivers. Thanks a ton guys.