RE: [bolger] Teal oars, etc.
- Hmmmm.... Brent, I happen to like 8 ft oars for my 9' Welsford Sherpa; I
think shorter oars make for a choppy stroke. 6 ft oars may be too short. A
lot of people use them because that's all they can find locally. I'd
suggest borrowing some pairs of oars of different lengths and finding out
what suits you personally. Sorry to complicate what sounds like ought to be
a cut-and-dried issue!
Hardware: Jamestown Distributors. Gudgeons, shoulder bolts.... they even
have real ringbolts! Prices are good and my service experience has been OK
(disclaimer: don't work for them, don't even get a discount). ;-)
From: brent_wm [mailto:bminchey@...]
Sent: Thursday, October 30, 2003 4:07 PM
Subject: [bolger] Teal oars, etc.
I'm getting closer to finishing my Teal (if I can find some time to get back
into the shop). Now that it looks like it will float, time to get some
propulsion lined up.
Digging through the archives I've learned that 7ft is too long for oars, but
not what a good size would be. In my most frequent cruising grounds (East
Tennessee) I'll have to rely on them quite a bit, so I'd rather optimize
them for use and worry about how to stow them when (if) the wind picks up.
Six and a half? Six?
Make or buy? I don't have a band saw (though I could buy a cheap one for
the cost of a set of store-bought oars, I'd rather not clutter up the shop
with more power tools). I found these two sets of instructions for
Michalak's appealed to me more for some reason (maybe that the pattern
dimensions are detailed), but of course they'd have to be modified if seven
feet isn't what I want. Any advice, recommendations?
Also ready to round up some hardware. Any sources for the elusive strap
gudgeons? A favorite place to find oarlocks, shouldered eyebolts, etc?
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