Login | Register

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:10 am

Offline
Recognized Old Salt
User avatar
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:25 pm
Posts: 744

I really dislike outboard motors! I sail on the Saint-Lawrence and there is that current. So I found some oars! I mean oooooaaaars! They fit on my 16' dinghy and I have the feeling they will fit the bill as well! ;)

ImageIMG_20190831_105615731_HDR by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_20190831_105807667 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_20190901_164520037_HDR by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

_________________
Michel Boulet
Ex: "Mari-Bell" Sandpiper 565 (18.5367454 ft)
Now: "Papou" Tanzer 16 dinghy
Montreal
"Let the world say what it will"
~~_/)~~



Top Top
  Profile Send private message

Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:58 am

Offline
Recognized Old Salt
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:45 am
Posts: 802
Age: 74

Holy Moly Michel. I bet you can hit 20kt with those things! They remind me of oars on the Exxon Valdez in the movie Waterworld



Top Top
  Profile Send private message

Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:52 pm

Offline
Recognized Old Salt
User avatar
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:25 pm
Posts: 744

Ha ha!... And I bet that if I turn them on the side, they will provide enough lift to be airborn! :D
But, it is not easy to find oars that are worth something. I tried 7' 6" oars and I had to row like Ben Hur in the roman galley to make ½ knot against the one knot current that is average where I sail. Next I managed to make them longer up to about 9 foot but it still was not as good as I wanted. So I hope that these ones will make the boat fast enough without having me row like a slave. 1½ to 2 knots will be ok for me. :) Most of the times, I will only use them to get to the ramp after the sailing or if the wind is gone.

_________________
Michel Boulet
Ex: "Mari-Bell" Sandpiper 565 (18.5367454 ft)
Now: "Papou" Tanzer 16 dinghy
Montreal
"Let the world say what it will"
~~_/)~~



Top Top
  Profile Send private message

Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:37 am

Offline
Recognized Old Salt
User avatar
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:25 pm
Posts: 744

They passed the test! No problem or strain going up current with these oars!

ImageDSCN4981 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_20190903_112015600 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

_________________
Michel Boulet
Ex: "Mari-Bell" Sandpiper 565 (18.5367454 ft)
Now: "Papou" Tanzer 16 dinghy
Montreal
"Let the world say what it will"
~~_/)~~



Top Top
  Profile Send private message

Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:21 pm

Offline
Recognized Old Salt
User avatar
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:25 pm
Posts: 744

I decided to make them white today! I think it is prettier! ;)
ImageIMG_20190905_102058700 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_20190905_132013363_HDR by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_20190905_160900659 by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

ImageIMG_20190905_160538135_HDR by Michel Boulet, sur Flickr

_________________
Michel Boulet
Ex: "Mari-Bell" Sandpiper 565 (18.5367454 ft)
Now: "Papou" Tanzer 16 dinghy
Montreal
"Let the world say what it will"
~~_/)~~



Top Top
  Profile Send private message

Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:33 pm

Offline
Recognized Old Salt
Joined: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:45 am
Posts: 802
Age: 74

They look like something off a Viking ship!!!



Top Top
  Profile Send private message

Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:29 pm

Offline
Recognized Old Salt
User avatar
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:25 pm
Posts: 744

Or a Roman galley! I plan on having my wife to sit in the back and bang on a drum to set the rowing speed! "Ramming speed!"
https://youtu.be/AjmbgZ2wZvk ;)

_________________
Michel Boulet
Ex: "Mari-Bell" Sandpiper 565 (18.5367454 ft)
Now: "Papou" Tanzer 16 dinghy
Montreal
"Let the world say what it will"
~~_/)~~



Top Top
  Profile Send private message

Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:15 am

Offline
Regular Contributor
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:58 am
Posts: 62

LOL, you keep living that dream. Me thinks it may be wifey beating the drum.



Top Top
  Profile Send private message

Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:32 am

Offline
Recognized Old Salt
User avatar
Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:25 pm
Posts: 744

GregWads wrote:
LOL, you keep living that dream. Me thinks it may be wifey beating the drum.


It is the way it actually always goes! :D

_________________
Michel Boulet
Ex: "Mari-Bell" Sandpiper 565 (18.5367454 ft)
Now: "Papou" Tanzer 16 dinghy
Montreal
"Let the world say what it will"
~~_/)~~



Top Top
  Profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Moderator: Moderator


Search for:
Jump to:  
cron