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Old 03-08-2013   #1
 
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Williwaw 2 owners

Just a quick question. What size oars and blades are you running? I know the formula, just want to see what most people are preferring.
P.S. are you cooler/dry box rowing or on a raised seat like DRE?

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Just a quick question. What size oars and blades are you running? I know the formula, just want to see what most people are preferring.
P.S. are you cooler/dry box rowing or on a raised seat like DRE?

Thanks for your time!

-Z
Not my boat, but my rafting buddy's. He rows from a dry box and uses 10 ft. Oars on the Willy2.
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9.5' cataract sticks w/ magnum 7" blades from a NRS low back seat.
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I've got a Williwaw 2, a raised DRE seat, 10" or 11" DRE oar towers and row with 10' oars. They seem to be a pretty good size don't think I'd want anything much shorter or longer. I sure like the tall oar towers as they allow you to get your blades fairly high out of the water when it matters.
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10' Sawyer MX-G with Sawyer fir/ash blades. Sitting on a DRE drybox on paco pad. Frame is an NRS Bighorn 2 with AAA Inflatables oar towers cut to size...I am always tinkering and think I might need to drop the oar towers a little cause the way they are now I feel like the oars are a little on the short side...certainly don't want to have to upsize to 11'ers if I don't have to...might be getting a new frame sometime soon so we'll see...
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10 foot carlisles with six inch blades. I hate the larger blades, nuttin but trouble.

Sitting on a drybox with 2 to 3 inch risers that I am thinking of cutting down by an inch or so.

Yeah, yeah, Carlisles suck but I have decent luck with them. Would love to get some rope wrapped wood at some point but that would be heavier too and then I would have to cut back on the booze or put Crown into plastic or some shit that I won't do.
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Would love to get some rope wrapped wood at some point but that would be heavier too and then I would have to cut back on the booze or put Crown into plastic or some shit that I won't do.
Yah, I call bs, i bet you wouldn't do anything different, and don't really need to. Is the wood really heavier than conduit?
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Thanks everyone! I was rocking 10' sawyer MXS-f/g's on my Aire 143r. Kept them when I upgraded. Planned on testing them till mid June and deciding on any changes before our MFS trip. A buddy just pulled a early May Grand permit so I have to make up my mind in a hurry.

Gonna be a sick season!
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I'be got 10 Sawyer fir oars on towers and row from a pad on a cooler. The setup was fantastic on cataract last year. Eager to see the set up on a middle fork in June and comparecompare with the grand at the end of June. my only qualm is pins and clips system.
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10' rope-wrapped Fir oars and ~10" towers from a dry box.

Trailer that beautiful Maravia.
After 17 years (9 of them commercial--heavy use but not rolled then) my 8 years of rolling at the take-out took its toll and it was prone to pinholes.
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