The Caviness G Series Painted Wooden Oar is a first class combination of strength and light weight. A very economical oar.
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Length: 5 feet through 7 feet in 6 inch increments
Approximate Blade Dimensions: 5" x 21" (6 feet)
Shaft Dimensions At Grip: 1-3/8", At Throat: 1-3/8"
Approximate Weight: 40 oz. (6 feet)
Standard Features: Painted Finish (gray)
Quick Oar Length Estimate: Take half (1/2) the distance between the oar locks and multiply by 3, then add 6 inches.
My raft requires 1 1/4inch diameter oar handle to fit into the swivel eye supplied. Any suggestions? Would 5ft be sufficient length? I am trying to rig a Solstice Outdoorsman 9000 6 man raft.
still going strong love them the sit outside all year in upstate NY no the eyes were not supplied and I would go bigger prob 6 foot you can always trim them down
are their better oars to use for a 12' aluminum boat to be used primarily for flyfishing in lakes. and possibiity of rivers?
These are very simple oars. OK if you're not going to use them for a long time, but not very aerodynamic. Make sure you choose the right length for the boat so you don't have to dip them too vertically to get good power from your stroke.
That is almost exactly what I use them for. I am very satisfied. I am sure you could find more expensive ones since you asked if there "were better oars" for this use.Good luck.
M GREGORY SMITH
I use these oars with my aluminum boat for fishing lakes and rivers. They work great!
What lenth oar will be best for a 14 ft row boat?
The oar size is a simples calculation but I have always liked longer oars. Before you buy try a friends if you can. Short oars are hard to make any good way. If you row full time you will enjoy the longer oar. If you only use them for back up, then get ones that fit into a place where they wont be in your way. A long time ago I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Lincoln. I asked the same question that you are asking. He added extended oar locks to his Rangley Lake boat and had 7 1/2 foot oars. He would row in water with a chop and make really good speed even without a sliding seat. His boat was 14 feet long. My pick for your boat would be 7 foot!
A common formula involves the boats beam at the oarlocks. The beam in feet divided by 2 x 25 the answer divided by 7. A 14 ft boat would round this up to the nearest 6 inch length.A boat with a 48 inch beam, 14 ft length:2 x 25 = 5050 / 7 =7.14 ftround up to 7 ft 6 inA 10 ft or under boat with the same beam would round down to 7 ft
HARLEY D SEAMAN
The answer to your question will depend on several things, one of which is stowage on the boat. Your rowing technique and the design of the boat is also a factor. There is really no right answer. But you might try this, measure the distance between the oarlocks, divide by 2, then add 2 inches. The adding 2 inches can be skipped if you are not an overlap technique rower. Take this number, multply by 25, divide by 7, and that's your approximate length in inches. Some lengths will be comfortable for you but not for others. I hope this helps. Chuck
CHARLES BAIER LADY'S ISLAND MARINA
I believe we bought the longer ones, but we sold the boat and never got to use the oars.
I use these oars just about every weekend for lake and river boating.
Lightweight and Utilitarian
Very inexpensive and utilitarian. Perfect for my duckboat where there will be short rowing. Light and manageable.