Originally Posted by breslau05
I am putting together a fishing raft and need to know what length oars will be best for my rig. I have a 13' NRS E130 and a StreamTech fishing frame. I was thinking 8.5' oars. Chime in if you have any thoughts/ideas! Thanks.
I had this same raft, and initially had 8.5' oars, and didn't like them at all. I then went to 9' which was perfect.
The 8.5' oars felt like I didn't get any purchase at all compared to the longer ones.
You could take it to the raft shop and try them both put, by taking off the blades and seeing where the end of the shaft falls (simulating a waterline)