I cringe everytime i deliver here

Jerry Daschofsky

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#1
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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.
 

Salmo_g

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#6
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?

Sg
 
#7
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!
 

Jerry Daschofsky

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#8
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!
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
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#11
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
 

speyfisher

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#12
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:
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#13
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:
Aha! Its an oar house! Notice the string of Christmas lights on the eaves. I'll bet some of them are red!
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#15
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.