Frequently Asked Questions
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With the standard oars we use the same formula as for the skiff oars but
reduce the calculated length by 6". This is very much a rule of thumb,
as other considerations need to be taken into account such as the type
of craft and free board.
It is also worth remembering the overlap in the handles; as generally when recreational rowing with standard oars, a 3" gap is ideally suited rather that the hands overlapping.