I cringe everytime i deliver here

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  1. Jerry Daschofsky

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    No these weren't damaged. The previous owner took brand new Sawyer oars and turned them into hand rails. Drilled through blades and cut handles to fit into the upper rails. When i first saw them i thought it was a cool idea, until i realized they used Sawyers not a cheap brand.

    Just had to share.
     
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    tip protectors and all.
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Makes you wonder what his tub looks like . . .
     
  4. prolly one of those sweet adipose skiffs
     
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    Josh dead in the water

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    Some folks gots money.
     
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    Jerry,

    Are those 8 1/2'? My first set came UPS to my townhouse a few years back, but weren't there when I got home. Insurance covered most of it, but I had the replacements delivered to my office. I figured, who would steal a long triangle-shaped box?

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    The funny thing is that I bet some of you spend $600 on a nice cast iron railing... It's just a choice of how you spend your money... Personally I like the oars!
     
  8. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Very rarely see that unless the developer puts it in. 999 out of 1000 times its a $20 piece of 2x4 for railing.

    SG those are 9'. Lol
     
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    Btw i like the oars too. I'd have used a cheap garage sale set myself.. I'll stick with pressure treated 2x4 lol
     
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    Thank you for sharing. Classy if your house is on a lake or river. Otherwise, sort of disturbing.
     
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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    They must serve some purpose, other than being mere handrails.

    I note that the rubber oar stoppers might deter a drunken guest from attempting to perform a "banister slide" when leaving the party.
    If the drunken joyrider actually makes it past the "bannister-slider stoppers," then the oar blades will provide a wider surface on the lower section, and keep him/her on track toward the sidewalk, where hopefully the joyrider will land on his/her feet and keep going...:p
     
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    Everyone seems to have overlooked the other set of oars, mounted beneath the Sawyers. not to mention all around the deck. I would have used cheap oars on everything, maybe rotated the uppers 90º, slotted & pegged the lower posts. Nice effect though. I like stuff like that. Shows character. :cool:
     
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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Aha! Its an oar house! Notice the string of Christmas lights on the eaves. I'll bet some of them are red!
     
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    WTB: used oars & paddles. Cheap ROF :D
     
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    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I have a home-made sculling oar about 9' long that washed up on a Bainbridge Is beach back in the early 80's. It was old then. I had it nailed thru the blade to a fence post, with a wind sock attached to the top end of the handle. I found a home-made cedar shingle weather vane that blew away from somewhere else. I plan to rig that up on it.

    I have another old 7' oar that is weathered and cracked that washed in here onto the South Jetty. Good for decorative purposes only. I managed to remove the rubber oar-stop sleeve and oarlock, and installed them on my spare mini-drifter oar.

    The oars that came with my old johnboat when I bought it are really old and weathered, with many fine longitudinal cracks in them, but they still work just fine.

    I have two cheap wood canoe paddles that I don't use any more that I'd let go.
     
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    Nope, they were installed as handrails. Hard to tell from the pic, but those are at the adult height. The lower "cheap" oars are at child height.

    Just odd to see a nice new set of oars used this way. This is the guest house that sits over the garage. The house down below is a nice waterfront home overlooking the sound.
     
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    Those are "Drunk Rights." I'm temped to visit this guy just to see his Minnkota blender . . .
     
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    I'm in So. Or.
     
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    If someone knew how much those were worth there's no way they'd drill them into hand rails. I bet those are your oars or someone elses.
     
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    If I had money and loved Sawyers... I'd drill brand new holes in the oars and use them as railings! (But that is just me) :D
     

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