Originally Posted by mathiasben
Wow! That's something I hadn't considered, my boat doesn't have the high gunwhales you've used to attach the oar locks. I'm not sure I'd be able to push my 7,500 pds of displacement
along much anyhow. I've always wanted to try out one of those sculling oars.
Well my oar locks are on the coamings, but if I had no coamings that would actually be better I think. Sculling oars have a good rep, the one advantage for oars is you have a reverse gear
. I can't get my 8000# moving very fast that's for sure! It really makes you appreciate how much horsepower your sails
generate! But on a calm day, in and out of a calm harbor or anchorage, they work
... just don't ask to go waterskiing.