Oar length Suggestions - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #1
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 7
Oar length Suggestions

Input from someone more experienced than myself.
Looking to get oars for my new Aire143R
Frame center to center is 60”, oar lock to oar lock is 73” boat is 6’6” wide. Upon internet search I have determined that a 9’ oar would be sufficient but not sure if I should just go for the 10’ oars. I will be floating the green from flaming dam on hope to get into others soon.
Thanks for your input
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image_1559619222887.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	911.3 KB
ID:	35783  

Johnzstz is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #2
 
Denver, Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 260
I was told this trick awhile back and it's served me well thus far:
Measure the distance between your oar locks. Take that number times 1.5 add 6 divide by 12. Long mutiday gear boat go longer. Fishing go shorter for those tight spots.



73*1.5 = 109.5
109.5+6= 115.5
115.5/12
9.625
I'd go 10 foot on those unless you'll be doing lots of smaller rivers.
I'm 6'4, so prefer longer oars when given the choice. Seem to have more leverage and I like feeling the pull of a full stroke with lots of leverage.
jonseim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 2 Weeks Ago   #3
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 7
That’s an interesting formula and makes sense to go for the 10’. Would be interesting to find out how that formula was brought about.
Thanks
Johnzstz is online now   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 1 Week Ago   #4
 
Denver, Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 260
Where are you located, I may have a set of 10’ sawyer mxg that need a home, loaned to a buddy who just bought a drift boat and reminded me of my oars.
Good luck
jonseim is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #5
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 7
Located in Salt Lake City
Johnzstz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #6
 
Calgary, Alberta
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 515
My frame is 60.5" centre to centre, oarlocks are 71.5" currently, and 9' oars are plenty for me on my 13' x 6'3" RMR.

I couldn't imagine 10's on my boat as my 9's are already counterbalanced, and sometimes wonder if 8.5's might be better and I could skip the counterbalance.
cupido76 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #7
 
Osprey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 766
Personally I'd stick with 9 or 9.5s. my nrs frame is 66" wide with the 8" towers (those look like they might be taller) and I used 10s for years until i picked up some 9.5s. the 9.5s just feel better. 10s are a lot to swing around on a narrow frame. The taller the locks the longer you can go though.
Osprey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #8
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 7
How is your seat set up? I will be sitting a cooler and the oar locks are 10” would you think this would make a need for longer oar?
Johnzstz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #9
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 7
Are you using counter balanced since the switch? And would you recommend them?
Johnzstz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 1 Week Ago   #10
 
Denver, Colorado
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 260
I like the counter balanced quite a bit. Now have some square tops and won’t go with anything else. I’ll be heading to San Juan on June 24 along I-70 if you want some counter balanced 10’ sawyers. Pm me for pics etc
jonseim is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.