Oar length - Mini-max or Storm
I've got a new to me mini max on the way that I need to gear up. Cascade has a sale on cataract oars right now so I'd like to pick some up from them quickly, but I'm not positive on the length. I haven't been able to measure the boat yet, but I'm thinking the frame will be about 48 inches wide. I'm 5'8" and will sit on a high back tractor seat, possibly mounted up a few inches on top of a dry box, but more likely just straight to the crossbar. With the row frame I'll mostly be day tripping class II-III, with some occasional overnight use and bigger water.
I've done some thread searching and it looks like people lean towards 8 footers, but 8.5 might also be good. I remember briefly glancing at a lengthier discussion, but I can't seem to find that thread. Looking for suggestions, specifically why to go with one over the other. Recommendations from Storm boaters also appreciated.