looking at getting a set of oars to do the back drifting thing on the little su, got a 16ft jon what length of oars do I need, thanks
I used this formula for my oars (16/48 Modified Vee hull Jon) and it worked great. My boat rows very nicely.
Shaw & Tenney Oar Length Formula for Correctly Fitted Oars
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- Inboard length of the loom equals ½ the span between the oarlocks + 2"
- Total length of oar equals 1/7 of inboard length multiplied by 25
- Leverage Ratio is 7:18
- Distance from the center of leather to end of grip equals 7/25 of the total length of the oar
What is your beam?
If it is 48" you should end up with oars that are pretty close to mine. I'll measure my oars when I get home and let you know what I ended up with.