# Your question: What size oars for a 14 foot raft?

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## What size oars should I buy?

A well known rule of thumb for figuring oar length is that approximately one-third of the oar will be inboard of the oar mount and two-thirds outboard of the mount.

Choosing Oar Length.

NRS Frame Width Recommended Minimum Oar Length
48″ 7′
54″ 7.5′
60″ 8’–9′
66″ 9’–10′

## How are boat oars measured?

How to Size Boat Oars

1. Measure the distance between the oar locks with a tape measure.
2. Divide the measurement by two and add 2 inches to the dimension. …
3. Divide the dimension by seven. …
4. Multiply the number by 25. …
5. Convert the number in inches to feet by dividing the number by twelve.

## Why do rowing oars overlap?

The reason is simple – with an overlap you get an extra six inches or so of leverage inboard and the oar will balance better so you can get more length outboard as well if you need it. The boat will go faster and you will have more fun.

## What is oar number?

Every OAR uses the same numbering sequence of a three-digit chapter number followed by a three-digit division number and a four-digit rule number. For example, Oregon Administrative Rules, chapter 166, division 500, rule 0020 is cited as OAR 166-500-0020.

## How long should your kayak paddle be?

Kayak Paddle Sizing Guide

Kayak Width Under 23″ 28″ to 32″
Paddler Height Recommended Paddle Length
Under 5′ 200 cm 220 cm
5′ to 5’6″ 210 cm 230 cm
5’7″ to 6′ 220 cm 230 cm
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## How long is an oar?

In sweep rowing each rower handles a single oar (about 12.5 ft or 3.9 m long). In sculling a rower uses two oars, or sculls, (each about 9.5 ft or 3 m long).