Canoes with oarlocks
Posted by: old_user on Jun-28-13 5:51 PM (EST) Category: Canoes
Anyone know of any canoe with oarlocks? Preferably sets of oarlocks. Or if anyone knows of any good row boat with two sets let me know- i cant find any!
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Posted by: jackl on Jun-28-13 6:38 PM (EST)
Guideboats. They have singles and doubles.
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Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jun-28-13 8:07 PM (EST)
Old Town used to sell oarlocks, but of course they can be purchased lots of other places. It's a pretty low-tech item. They are fairly easy to install on any canoe with square-sided gunwales (like vinyl), though a pair of oversize reinforcing plates would likely be a good idea (one between the oarlock and the gunwale and another on the other opposite side, against which to tighten the nuts), so you don't crimp the gunwale due to the clamping force that's needed.
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Posted by: jackl on Jun-29-13 6:18 AM (EST)
"Anyone know of any canoe with oarlocks? Preferably sets of oarlocks. Or if anyone knows of any good row boat with two sets let me know- i cant find any! "
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jun-29-13 7:52 AM (EST)
Thanks for the help|
Posted by: old_user on Jun-30-13 12:33 AM (EST)
also the advice is pretty good. I found a place called wenonah canoes that seems to make canoes that have the option for two sliding seats. However, it looks like to me from all th info I have recieved, that canoes dont do well for slide seat rowing, generally b/c there isnt a lot of room. THis apparently leads to hitting your hand with your knees or on the side of the boat. Is this true? or could I solve this with smaller paddles?also, canoes dont seem to have outriggers (i think thats what they are called) - the things that stick out so there is more room for larger paddles. true? here is the link to the website. http://www.wenonah.com/products/template/product_detail.php?IID=27&&
Jensen canoe with oarlocks|
Posted by: joebhamilton on Jul-04-13 8:09 AM (EST)
20 years ago I had a Wenonah Jensen 17 canoe with oak gunnels that I dropped a Martin Marine oarmastersliding seat rig onto to row with 10 ft sculling oars. The Jensen had an efficient hull and the oak center thwart was easy to remove to give room to row a sliding seat rig. The oak gunnels were stiff enough without the center thwart. The Jensen was a fiber glass tuff weave layup and I devised a 2x4 cross mount support that locked into the ribs in the Jensens hull so it was easy to mount the oar master and remove it for normal canoeing. I also mounted a sail rig and lubber boards that hung off the hull on the Jensen but its narrow ( for a sail boat) beam made it a bit hairy to sail in much wind ( no one would go out with me twice). If I can find any old photos of the Jensen 17 with oarmaster rig I will post them.
Single versus double, as already noted|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jul-04-13 8:53 AM (EST)
Love that Jensen 17|
Posted by: JackL on Jul-04-13 9:49 AM (EST)
We just bought our second one.
Posted by: joebhamilton on Jul-04-13 10:17 AM (EST)
Both my Jensen 17 and 18 had oak gunnels and thwarts and cane seats that earlier idiots had stepped on and damaged so I swapped out the fixed cane seats with bucket seats and sliding bucket seats in the bow.
Posted by: tktoo on Jun-28-13 8:16 PM (EST)
guideboat with two rowers|
Posted by: joebhamilton on Jul-04-13 9:04 AM (EST)
My wife will probably want to row at the same time as me ( as opposed to alternating rowing) soI noticed the dual rowing setup on this guideboat which however needs a third person or significant ballast to balance with 2 rowers.
guideboat with two rowers?|
Posted by: joebhamilton on Jul-04-13 9:33 AM (EST)
I didn't see Guideboat Guys post when I did my previous post which was more directed at Jackl since he owns Jensen 17 and 18 canoes like I used to and wants to modify them for rowing.
The Alden 18 looks like a hoot|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-04-13 9:53 AM (EST)
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jul-04-13 10:05 AM (EST)
Posted by: joebhamilton on Jul-04-13 10:31 AM (EST)
I currently have a vw Jetta wagon with Eurorails and thule racks that can mount up to 46 inches apart from front to rear.
Posted by: Guideboatguy on Jul-04-13 11:02 AM (EST)
I think a visit to the Adirondacks is|
Posted by: kayamedic on Jul-04-13 11:35 AM (EST)
in order to actually paddle one. Some are quite light and some relatively heavy (lapstrake). There are dozens of local builders in the Adirondacks and some are happy to let you paddle.
Posted by: kelvin1 on Jul-05-13 6:11 AM (EST)
I built a guideboat with plans from Nick Schade http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/catalog/boat_building_plans/adirondack_guide_boat_plans