Re: Wooden Hatchet-Blade Oars
As you mentioned, I suspect torque is a major issue, as to avoid it the oar would have to be pinned or use a flatside hard sleeve like the ones used for Douglas locks. But that means it could not be feathered or used with the dory stroke.
Originally Posted by Jayhawk
If you don't see the blade design used for paddles or most oars, there will be a number of good reasons for that lack. Those old guys weren't fools, y'know...
"The enemies of reason have a certain blind look."
Doctor Jacquin to Lieutenant D'Hubert, in Ridley Scott's first major film _The Duellists_.