Want to thank everybody for answering my question ahead of time. Here's my situation.
I've got an NRS Otter 14' self-bailer with oar frame. From front to back, it's set up like this: (a) flat table with drop bag; (b) open area for captain; (c) cooler (seat); and (d) drybox.
I usually sit on an oar frame seat, which pushes me up 3" above the top of the bar. But for bigger trips I pull the seat and sit on the cooler, and it pushes me about 5-6" above the top of the oar frame. I'm using oar rights and I'm not a feather-paddling kind of guy.
And the problem: the oars whack my legs, or at least shave them very closely when pulled from the water. The geometry just feels all screwed up
. The oar shafts are 9.5' long. Now that I'm sitting sky-high on a cooler it's all worse. Note: I can't sit on the table with drop-bag: kids, wife need good seating in this confined boat. Note #2: dry box also sits high, so I can't swap cooler with drybox.
The oar stands are 6" tall, and it looks like both Clavey and NRS offer something around 8" tall. OK. . . another hundred bucks as usual. .
This will help me, I'm sure, but I don't expect it to give me the clearance I really want. 10" would be better.
Do you have any suggestions for me?