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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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    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.
    “We have digressed from a Nation of Revolutionaries to a country of entitlements"

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    • #3
      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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      • #4
        It is a open boat

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Hi I am curious what oar locks those are? I am looking to get some for my 1852 jon boat. I think those would work out nice.

            Thanks

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            • #7
              look at the date on that post!
              When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.
              '08 24' HCM Granite HD "River Dog"
              2018 12' Moto Jet "River Pup"

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              • #8
                Carry a couple paddles, you'll be far better off.
                Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.

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                • #9
                  Besides two long canoe paddles I have long pike pole mounted on one gunnel. I use the pike pole far more often than the paddles.

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                  • #10
                    I had a 16 foot roll up inflatable with a 60/40 jet, I installed proper rowing towers and got some 8 foot oars...boat weight was 650lbs plus 2 guys and in all but the slowest water the oars were pretty useless...there was no way to back row and direct yourself out of the outside bend of the river, I had to fire up the jet to keep from hitting the bank and maneuver around sweepers.

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