July 16, 2012
Have only rowed 20 miles with these, so far. But, I am liking them a lot. Being elderly, I only row about 15 miles per week. And, these oars seem very adequate for my basic needs. I'm using 7' oars on an Old Town Osprey canoe with 39" between oarlocks, and homemade PVC sleeves and collars. With these oars, I maintain 5 knots for an hour long workout. At my age, they will last the rest of my life.
July 24, 2011
i just received these oars, i am using them with carlisle clamp on plastic oarlocks. i was able to adjust the oarlocks for a sliding fit, the oar glides like in butter. i only have 4 hours on this set up but it works very well for me. i have a 44" wide flat bottom canoe with chined sides. i row for about 2 hours per trip to the local lake, 2 or 3 times a week.
November 9, 2008
Had to make a modified mounting for mounting on a Tracker aluminum boat - which has a rounded rail around the top edge.
July 7, 2008
These oars are easy to use for rowing on our pond