Single assault oar question

Discussion in 'Watercraft' started by Wayne, May 8, 2013.

  1. Wayne Member

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    Lethbridge, Alberta
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    As you can see in the pic I have the single man assault with the upgraded oars. I feel that the oars may be too long for the boat, they stick out a bit beyond the back end of my boat when in the holders. They also are not perfectly in line with each other. So my question is should I shorten them or is the length ok? How is the best way to properly align the blades with each other.
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    Thanks wayne
  2. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    I have the same set up, same oars and they work fine. They are a little longer than the standard oars, but work well. Just be careful dragging the boat up on a bank or the oars will drag. No problem in the water.

    Wayne
  3. PT Physhicist

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    Edmonds, WA
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    I'd base my decisions on how well it rows. Not, how far they extend past the end of the boat when in the holders.
  4. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    My drilled cataract mini magnums are that long, maybe longer. 7' if I recall. Nice low hand position due to the extra length, long rowing arc allows smooth rowing strokes. I like mine just the way it is.
  5. redfred redfred

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    Wayne,
    could you show more pictures of the mods you did to your assault.
    thanks,
    redfred
  6. Wayne Member

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    I sure can what in specific would you like better pics of.
    Wayne
  7. Wayne Member

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    Ok I'll leave the length alone but how or where is the best place to adjust the alignment of the blades to the pins? They are out enough that I need to correct my path every 2 or 3 oar strokes!
    Wayne
  8. redfred redfred

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    lynden, washington
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    battery attachment to assault, also looks like you made some mods to the running of the electric trolling motor
    redfred
  9. Wayne Kohan fish-ician

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    My only complaint would be the lower hand position wanting to hit me in the knees. Ed, you are bigger than me, how do you keep your knees out of the way?

    Wayne
  10. Wayne Member

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    I took the motor to my local battery shop and purchased a heavy duty pair of booster cables from them and they were nice enough to splice them to the trolling motor power cable and install proper connectors on the other end to fit on my Minn Kota battery box.
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    I decided to move the battery to the front of the boat because with the weight of the motor, battery and myself all in the back the A$$ end sat lower than I wanted, this mod made the boat ride level when loaded.
    I made the platform for the battery out of 3/16 black co poly plastic and attached it with zip ties to the foot bar and with regular cams traps attached to metal d-rings attached to 1" black Dacron that were riveted to the underside of the plastic.
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  11. redfred redfred

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    lynden, washington
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    that is slick, thanks for the idea, is the white pvc for your depth sounder puck?
    Thanks
    redfred
  12. Wayne Member

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    Ya it's for the transducer, if you don't use glue just preasure fit them together you can lift it up give it a twist and lay it on the seat for travel.
    Wayne