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  1. Oar shafts diy help please

    Whitewater Rafting
    HI All, Wondering if I could ask advice on using 1 1/2" aluminum pipe (6061 T6) as an oar shaft for an 8ft. whitewater oar. The od would be fine at 1 7/8". My main, possibly ridiculous concern is it not bending quick enough in a jam as the wall thickness is greater than that of the aluminum...
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