Gheenoe Oarlocks and Oars

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by hydrophilic, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. hydrophilic

    hydrophilic I Love microskiff.com!

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    I was looking to possibility adding oars and oar locks to a Gheenoe 13.
    I was hoping someone might be able to point me in the right direction. I would like to be able to row from two locations based on occupants.
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Mount 'em where they feel comfortable.
    Do so by first installing them on blocks of 2x4 and clamp them to the hull.
    Try them in different spots till you find the perfect place.
    After you find the right spot, bolt 'em to the hull.

    Here's where gheenoe mounts 'em

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  3. hydrophilic

    hydrophilic I Love microskiff.com!

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    Did you use the gheenoe ones?
    What size oars did you use?
     
  4. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Wasn't me. :) Never owned a 'noe.

    I've installed oars on dinghys, small sailboats and a couple of aluminum jon boats.
    Figure out where you want to sit. Test the oarlocks for position then mount 'em.
    Oars have a formula to determine the correct length, I had it in a reference book years ago.
    Now you can find it on line... ;D

    http://www.shawandtenney.com/wooden-rowing-oars.htm
     
  5. hydrophilic

    hydrophilic I Love microskiff.com!

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    I copied it. 7:18 ratio of inboard to outboard length. I will try your excellent idea of mounting the locks up to a piece of and attaching it to the gunnels with a some clamps.
     
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