Rowing rigging

Oar length

Concept: The length of the oar is set at the inboard handle. By adjusting the length of the oar and keeping the gearing and span/spread fixed, the overlap/overshoot can be adjusted. Also see:
Gearing (force)
Span (sculling)
Spread (sweep rowing)
Overlap (sculling)
Overshoot (sweep rowing)
Sizes: Measured in centimeters.
Sweep oar: 367cm – 375cm
Scull oar: 280cm – 291cm
Effect:
+ The distance traveled by the blade in the water becomes longer.
The distance traveled by the blade in the water becomes shorter.
Measure: Using a tape measure or adjustment scale on the oar. The length is measured from the center of the blade to the end of the handle.

length of the oar

Adjust: Loosen the clamp screw, adjust the handle, and tighten the clamp screw again.
extend oar

Inboard handle

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