Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club
quote:[i]Originally posted by sawyerspadre[/i]
[br]Not to be a wise-guy, but it seems somehow wrong to put oarlocks on. The weight of the boat would give you a nice workout, and you would have to fashion a seat of some sort.
The flat side decks would make it tricky, you would need long oars to get to the water without hitting the deck.
The boat seems ideally suited for sailing, however...
I am also going to do this. I just bought 3430 and am new to all this. The research that I have done indicates that we will need long oars, say over 9' long. There is a formula. Those are pretty long oars. I think another issue is the oar locks. I am looking at flush mounted oar locks, but maybe be able to use temporary clamp on oar locks, working on that part. Let me know what you decide. One concern is angle of oar to water at Gunwale so as to not mar the gunwale from oar rubbing.
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