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Old 03-25-2011   #1
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Shredder Frame?

Just bought me a shredder. Looking to put a small frame on it at some point. Anyone built or bought a frame for a shredder? Any suggestions on oar lengths?

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Old 03-26-2011   #2
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If this is a real shredder and not another brand of similar design, 8' oars work great. It depends on the width of the boat and frame which length to use. I built a rowing frame for my shredder years ago and loved it.

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Old 03-26-2011   #3
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Here's a copy of a post on a frame I reworked to fit a Shredder:

Shredder Frame
Last year I reworked one of my small-cat frames for a Shredder. Didn't get any pics, but she just dug it out of her basement and we floated some Class II for a reflex-check.

The boat belongs to Jodie Atherton, a former river guide with a ceramic studio in Laramie. It's a 1" ips steel double-rail with a drop footbar and a tramp seat (like the Cutthroat seats built by Jack's Plastic Welding) with a Jack's inflatable backrest. The oars are 7.5 footers. She thinks it needs 8's.

She had trouble finding partners for R2 paddling, and the frame turns it into a solo oarboat. It rigs to eight dees we glued on, so it's easy on and off.

The oarlocks seem a bit high to me, with respect to the seat, but she likes it so far. Anyhow, as frames go it's a pretty easy build and it turns the Shredder into a killer playcat.
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Old 03-27-2011   #4
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Yep, it's real shredder. I was thinking about 8ft oars. Thanks for the info.
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