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Old 02-22-2017   #1
 
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Oar length for Aire 156D

Rookie question. Just bought me a Aire 156D. What is a good oars length for that boat?

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oar length

Measure between the oarlocks, multiply by 1.5 add 4-6" or measure from the tip of handle to the oarlock x 3. Not an exact science, but that will get you close.
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10 footers
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I have the same boat. 10' works perfect!!
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I had a standard NRS seat bar with NRS low back seat. I had standard 6" oar towers and I'm 6'1" and I rowed my 156D with 9' sticks and I was very comfortable.
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72 inch frame=10 to 9 foot oars. 66 inch frame=9.5 to 8.5 60 inch frame=9 to 8 foot oars 54 inch frame=8.5 to 7.5 This is a good guideline. If you are rowing lesser whitewater, class 1 to 3 go on the long end. If you are rowing greater whitewater go on the shorter end.
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10' for my 156R and they are just right.
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I've used 9 and 10 foot oars on my 156d and prefer 10.
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Another vote for 10' on my 156R.
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Thanks everyone. Sounds like 10 footers are the winner.
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