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    Default Oar Stowage

    'Not sure if this is the correct section for this post...

    I am looking to organise stowage for the oars on my 15ft Oughtred Whilly Tern. This is for when the boat is being towed. The oars are 9ft long.
    There are a few ideas percolating but nothing is jumping out at the moment.
    Pics and ideas greatly appreciated.
    Thanks in anticipation.
    PeterW

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    Default Re: Oar Stowage

    I store my 8' 8" oars like this, flat across the thwarts on a cushion strapped down with my mast:

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    Of course, it helps that it's a long open boat, and all the thwarts are at the same level--makes it very simple. Not sure if that would work with most other boats.

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    Default Re: Oar Stowage

    What are you towing the Tern with? Can you transfer and store the oars on that boat?

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    Default Re: Oar Stowage

    Flip em overboard ,tow em from the skiff .Stop dink surfing.

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    Default Re: Oar Stowage

    Does he mean towing behind a boat or towing on a trailer?

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    Default Re: Oar Stowage

    Well either, if he hits a wake or a pothole he don't want them flying out.

    There's all sorts of variety in pipe hangers, rubber lined and stainless even, that could be upgraded to oarholders with wingnuts or knurled knobs, possibly quick release nuts from cycle parts, maybe have a hole slotted.
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    Default Re: Oar Stowage

    Thanks Gents,
    'And apologies for the delay in replying ....we have been up north for a wedding.

    I should have clarified that the towing meant by car not boat.

    I am leaning towords something involving a system of chocks under the mast partner and then something on the aft tank.
    Thanks for the replies.
    PeterW

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    Default Re: Oar Stowage

    In my Macgregor decked canoe…… Towing by car, on the roof rack
    Towing by boat, in the rowlocks along the side deck with retaining straps at two points.
    They live there under sail If I carry them then, which isn't often.

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