58965Re: oarlock placement?
- Nov 2, 2008i set a coleman canoe up to row by sitting on the floor on a low
wooden crate and cushion totaling about 6" from floor. then i
screwed two 4" 2x4" blocks the the gunnels and screwed a 5' long 2x4
down crosswise on top of them. i drilled 1/2" holes in the ends of
the 2x4 for the oarlocks which made a first class rowing ststion for
homemade oars of bannister rail and screw-on plywood blades. it
didnt matter if the rig was slightly off center fore and aft.
sorry no picture.
bill in nc
--- In email@example.com, "bcd5194" <reenbrad@...> wrote:
> Hello to all,
> Looking for advice on oarlocks for my "Waterman 16" canoe (I know,
> a Bolger boat, hope you guys aren't offended). When
> building, didn't think about rowing, I mainly sail, but tired of
> lugging that battery
> and motor around, so tried setting up for rowing. Problem is, the
> center seat is about 5 inches too high for rowing; I could lower
> seat (lots of work!), or I could raise the oarlocks (easy, but
> I've posted pics in photo section titled "rowing?". Hopefully you
> see in the pics where the old sidemount oarlocks were and where
> need to be. Just need a "3rd eye" view. Maybe one of you knows a
> better way altogether.
> Cheers and thanks for any and all responses,
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