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Old 10-05-2013, 12:03   #16
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Re: Oars for a 27 ft sailboat?

I had a friend that had a constant battle with motors. He indeed rigged his Buccaneer with oars for getting in and out of the marina. I think they were 10 footers and he stowed them on the stays. It's tough when you get close to the dock, being twenty feet wide.

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Old 13-05-2013, 06:50   #17
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Re: Oars for a 27 ft sailboat?

Before purchasing a Bay Hen ,a 900# sharpie ,I asked the Florida builder to incorporate some row locks into the coaming ; he thought it was the most absurd thing he had ever heard so i never got them but still believe its was feasible.Got the boat tho and still have her on her trailer. I'll put her back in the the water when I become too feeble for anything larger..........after that I would like to be buried in her with the mast as headstone.....or maybe a Viking funeral !!!
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Old 13-05-2013, 07:34   #18
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Re: Oars for a 27 ft sailboat?

You definitely can. You need long oars (or oar, if you scull).

Top of the winch may be not all that practical. Add oarlocks where you find the best support/location is.

Most people I know will row facing fore.

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Old 13-05-2013, 07:34   #19
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Re: Oars for a 27 ft sailboat?

Wouldn't a bracket and a 4hp outboard for $500 be the simplest way? just make sure the prop is well below the hull for maximum propulsion so probably a long shaft engine. Not very environmentally friendly, but it will get you home in time for last orders.

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Wouldn't a bracket and a 4hp outboard for $500 be the simplest way? just make sure the prop is well below the hull for maximum propulsion so probably a long shaft engine. Not very environmentally friendly, but it will get you home in time for last orders.

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The folks I know or heard about using scull power didn't have the two 90 degree doglegs to negotiate. Fix the engine or follow Pete's suggestion. As soon as it becomes too much trouble, and it soon will, there will be another neglected boat in a marina. Only wind and advice are free.
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Re: Oars for a 27 ft sailboat?

I have a handmade 6 meter yuloh for my 29 ft. 8 ton gaffrig cutter. I`d suggest an electronic outboard for starters. Yulohs are for heavier boats and oars are for lighter ones (like yours) in my opinion. Oars give you better maneuverability in tight quarters whereas the yuloh is move for moving forward. Yulohs aren`t difficult, just unusual. The Pardey`s (better sailors than I) use an oar and get by with it. My boat is very similiar to theirs in dimensions, but a yuloh is better for me.
Boat Alexander is basically right about the yuloh. You have to do your research to build one just right. Junkrig sailing websight is a great start. He who runs the sight helped me build one and answered my thousand questions patiently. Also look at it on youtube under "yuloh chinese waterways" more than once. They are definitely conversation pieces at G&T time. I`ll email you my information if you want it, but try an electric outboard for starters.
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