Help with oarlock sockets on Scottboat

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by cjaldea, May 17, 2013.

  1. cjaldea

    cjaldea I Love microskiff.com!

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    I have a 16 foot Scottboat (similar to Towee) and I would like to add oars. The boat has the standard vinyl trim. Can I just bolt a set of oarlock sockets directly to the gunwales or do I need some sort of reinforcement. Any suggestions on style of socket to use? Thanks.
     
  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    MN - I don't believe 75% the people on here ever seen oars.

    Without a pic suggestions won't be worth much.

    But here goes: mount some anyway you can and if they break then you know what has to be done to solve the issue.
     

  3. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Adding oarlocks is an easy installation, but is the Scottboat wide enough?
    A small amount of overlap of the grips is okay, a large amount is awkward.
    Google image search has plenty of pics of various oarlock installations
    I use an extra long set of kayak paddles to manoeuver around in the creeks.
     
  4. yeffy

    yeffy I Love microskiff.com!

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    Are you planning to use this like a drift boat? Or are the oars just backup power in case of emergency? If your using like a drift boat go make yourself a drop in rowing frame. If its just for back up why not use a paddle?