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oar lock location

Posted by Sandy 
oar lock location
January 18, 2001 04:28PM
Sandy: Seems that there are many opinions concerning optimum position for the oar locks. Would a series of holes be viable. Whatdya think?

Pete
Re: oar lock location
January 18, 2001 06:54PM
In reply to "oar lock location", posted by Pete on Jan 18, 2001:
> Sandy: Seems that there are many opinions concerning
> optimum position for the oar locks. Would a series of
> holes be viable. Whatdya think?
>
>Pete

Yes, sure. I used to do just that....make lots of holes.
Other boats I have made (Buffalo Boat, Sharptail, Beavertail) the presence or absence of a rear-seated
passenger made a big difference in the way the boat
balanced up. With those boats, at least two holes where
a must: one for each situation (rear-seated yes, rear-seated
no).

But the Honky Dory is wide and stable. So it works
well no matter where you put the oars. So put them
where it is most comfortable for you. Sit in the boat.
Put you wife on the front seat (inside your shop).
Work the oars. Put the holes as far forward as you can
without punching the front passenger in the back as
you row. That's how I do it.
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