Oars for pontoon

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  1. Manimal

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    Can someone recommend an oar length for a u-built pontoon i have?

    Its an old buck bags frame with new 7.5' pontoons.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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  3. PT

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    But, after using either 7 or 7.5' oars you'd never want to use the 6 footers again. 7' would be perfect.
     
  4. tythetier

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    I Used 7' Oars On My Buddies Toon. They Worked Great. The Ones He Had Were A Plastic Composite And Took One Hell Of A Beating Running Through Some Shallow Rapids.

    The Boat Was An 8' Toon Bucks Bags Too If I Remember Right.

    Ty
     
  5. Tony Mull

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    you'll be happier with 7's
     
  6. Jerry Daschofsky

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    I would go with 7-7.5. I never EVER used the standard oars. In fact, I usually use longer then suggested. On my 10' boat I'm using 8-9' oars on them. Work fine for me.
     
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    There are times for 6' and times for 7'. When floating rivers in the summer that are super low, a 6' oar is great but when on a lake or river with higher flows the 7' oars give you more bite/traction. A good alturnative is to buy 6' oars from Buck's and also buy the 1' extensions. This way you're prepared for all situations.