Originally Posted by gobigohome
I think I have decided to go with the Super Puma and also keep the mini me. When we move we will hopefully be in the position to go with a bigger raft or a larger cat. With that being said I have a frame and 8ft ours for the mini me. I am hoping the frame will work for a little on the S. Puma but trying to figure out what length oars everybody is typically rowing on the Super Puma. Thanks buzzards
Your oar length is based on the distance between oar locks, so if you try to use your mini me frame on your supper puma the oars will work.
The problem is the center line distance on the mini me frame is 42” which means most frames for that boat will be around 46” wide and oar towers probably outside that another 7 inches making that measurement 53”. Check yours to see if that is close.
The Supper Puma center line is 50” so the frame will be around 54” making the oar towers 61” apart. I would use 8.5' or even 9' depending on the height of your seat.
You can make this work (sort of) but the frame will be a little narrow to work well and you will have better performance with wider frame and longer oars.
Congratulations on your choice of the Super Puma. It's a great medium sized boat. Have fun and happy boating.