Laminated Boat Oars
- Laminated construction
- Smooth varnish finish
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OTH, in efficient boat the formula is 0.5B*25/7 where B is beam width. Round up to the next 6" in boat longer than 10ft or round down in boat 10ft or shorter. Some people prefer over-lapped grip and then paddles should be 6" longer. Hope this helps.
The factors are the width of the boat between the oarlocks and the height of the oarlocks above the waterline.
If the oars are too long, they will be unwieldy and if they are too short the person rowing will have to pull at an awkward angle.
I have less experience with canoe paddles, but what was said previously sounds right, it depends upon your height and the posture from which you will be paddling. If you sometimes paddle sitting on a thwart seat but paddle in a kneeling posture at other times you might actually need two paddles of different lengths.