Originally Posted by captishmael
Your rubber stoppers are moveable so they don't figure in to the equation
The diff between 10 ft and 10 1/2 ft is negligible. Ten ft being a standard length you will find many more of them available.
I use 10 ft oars on my 15 ft cat, 15 1/2 ft raft and 16 ft raft. Ten ft is a good length for all of them.
Remember you can always move your oar towers in or out a little to get a different feel.
Enough talk about oar lengths for now. Get Out There and Row your Boat!!! This is the first time we've had good flows since 2011. Go Git Sum!
Thanks for the info and advice. Unfortunately I have another life off the water and it's calling - work, 4 kids, school graduations, parents, etc., so getting much water time on this raft before I leave for the Main Salmon is not looking too good. Thus this info request.
Yes, the stoppers are movable but only up to a point. With my dimensions given in the first post, I have my hands right where I want them, with only about 1-2" between the tops of the two grips when held in front of my. So whatever else is hanging out past the stopper is pretty fixed.
Salida - it was the 16' Sotar we rowed in Oregon using 10' oars which felt pretty good. Thx.