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    I bought a 16 ' wooldridge & plan to use it on the kuskokwim & tributaries . wanted to know if I should have oars mounted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akwolverine View Post
    I bought a 16 ' wooldridge & plan to use it on the kuskokwim & tributaries . wanted to know if I should have oars mounted.
    Not unless you R the Hulk..............!
    Seriously, they will be of liitle value going up stream........., maybe use full if you do a bunch of drifting, most guys carry a paddle or two, handy to get a disabled boat to shore, pretty darn hard to row a riverboat, is this a open boat? or does it have a windshield? A lot of older Jon style boats had oarlocks.....but ...Woolys are heavy in comparison.
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    I put a set of oars on my 18/52 alweld and I can mauever the boat fairly well when I drift, doest turn on a dime but its manueverable. and I know I could row and control the boat in case of power failure or other emergency situation, but my boat is a lighter flatbottom.

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    It is a open boat

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    yes, mount them so you can manuver the boat from the bow thats where the guides mount them in to drift the rivers in this area
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