NYPA FISHING

Watercraft => Boats and Motors => Topic started by: CowDawg on July 21, 2016, 11:02:19 PM

Title: Proper Oar Length
Post by: CowDawg on July 21, 2016, 11:02:19 PM
Looking to purchase the proper but a comfortable in rowing wooden oar length.

What I have is a 12' semi V rowboat...   the distance from oarlock to oarlock is 50"...........

I'm looking to use the boat on the NY reservoirs, Cannonsville, Pepacton or ????...   These lakes are row only, so rowing is the main necessity but at a casual degree for slow trolling. 
Zero to a moderate wind.  Any heavier wind and I'll stay on shore or tuck away in a cove.

Just looking to see if anyone has fished this style and has a preferred preference at their oar length.

Looking at the Crooked Creek wooden oars.

Thanks..

Title: Re: Proper Oar Length
Post by: Spider1 on July 22, 2016, 05:38:41 AM
I found a basic sizing equation for oar length.

makes it a 6 3/4' oar length. using a 7 ft oar might give you a little more speed than a 6 ft oar.

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copied from west marine web site-

If your oars are too long or hard to pull, they may not clear the water on the backstroke. Oars that are too short won’t dig into the water or allow the rower adequate leverage. Narrow-beam boats and low-freeboard boats require shorter oars.

BASIC RULE FOR SIZING:

1/2 beam (distance between oarlocks) x 3 + 6" = oar length

Title: Re: Proper Oar Length
Post by: chez on July 22, 2016, 06:26:06 AM
Looking to purchase the proper but a comfortable in rowing wooden oar length.

What I have is a 12' semi V rowboat...   the distance from oarlock to oarlock is 50"...........

I'm looking to use the boat on the NY reservoirs, Cannonsville, Pepacton or ????...   These lakes are row only, so rowing is the main necessity but at a casual degree for slow trolling. 
Zero to a moderate wind.  Any heavier wind and I'll stay on shore or tuck away in a cove.

Just looking to see if anyone has fished this style and has a preferred preference at their oar length.

Looking at the Crooked Creek wooden oars.

Thanks..


YOU BEING ONLY 4' 8"  I think a 7' oar would be too big for you.
I suggest,a paddle or stick to an electric trolling motor.
GOOD LUCK MY FRIEND :)
Title: Re: Proper Oar Length
Post by: CowDawg on July 22, 2016, 10:13:32 PM
Thanks Spider!   I think I'll go with the 7'er's.....

As for Chez,.....  I just ignore your short man fat man snide remarks... LOL  I'm still much better lookin'!!! 8)