Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-15-2017, 11:53 AM   #1
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 7,571
Hang oars under upper deck?

Silly question...

As a kid, most dinghies were oar powered. I seem to recall seeing lots of oars suspended from the ceilings or eaves of boat sheds, under the eaves of beach houses, and under the upper decks of boats.

Currently, I have my oars strapped into the dinghy while it is on the SeaWise davits.
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_20170310_172957112.jpg
Views:	135
Size:	36.7 KB
ID:	63734

I was wondering if it would work well to hang the oars from underneath the overhang over the cockpit?

Not sure if this photo gives enough information.

Click image for larger version

Name:	2017-03-10 17.30.19.jpg
Views:	94
Size:	35.9 KB
ID:	63735

I have looked around and not found what I was looking for. Maybe something along the lines of overhead rod holders?
__________________
Advertisement

__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 12:53 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
City: Rapid City, SD heading back to the PNW
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 212
Have you thought about trying the U-shaped bike hangers?
__________________

mramoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 01:35 PM   #3
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 7,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by mramoo View Post
Have you thought about trying the U-shaped bike hangers?

They would work really well and my wife would throw me overboard as soon as she saw them. :-)
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 01:46 PM   #4
Guru
 
mbevins's Avatar
 
City: Windsor
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Keeper IV
Vessel Model: 44 Viking ACMY
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 1,305
Get some 090 x 1" wide aluminum strips and form to desired shape. Fasten to ceiling.
__________________
"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."

mbevins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 01:59 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
City: Rapid City, SD heading back to the PNW
Country: USA
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 212
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhays View Post
They would work really well and my wife would throw me overboard as soon as she saw them. :-)
That's what you've got a life-jacket for
mramoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 03:25 PM   #6
Guru
 
Capt.Bill11's Avatar
 
City: Sarasota/Ft. Lauderdale
Country: USA
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 5,436
Make your own hangers out of something the will look good.

Like teak, teak and leather or perhaps Starboard if you want them to blend in with your overhead if it's white.
Capt.Bill11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 04:20 PM   #7
Guru
 
Conrad's Avatar
 
City: Calgary
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Blue Sky
Vessel Model: Nordic Tugs 42 Hull #001
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,719
Hang oars under upper deck

We used starboard for ours under our NT42 deck.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_7105.jpg
Views:	78
Size:	84.7 KB
ID:	63737  
Conrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 04:53 PM   #8
Guru
 
Northern Spy's Avatar
 
City: Powell River, BC
Country: Canada
Vessel Name: Northern Spy
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 26
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 2,944
Search for Wilcox Crittenden Security Oar Holder or Edson Oar-Loc and keep them on the thwart of the dinghy.
Northern Spy is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 05:10 PM   #9
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 7,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
We used starboard for ours under our NT42 deck.


Conrad! Thanks for the photo. That is what I was thinking of and it is nice to have a photo to show my wife. She is absolutely convinced that I not only have terrible ideas, but all of my ideas will look bad. Usually the first thing she asks when I come up with an idea is "what do normal people usually do?"
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 05:17 PM   #10
Guru
 
City: Sydney
Country: Australia
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 1,646
[QUOTE=dhays;544108]Silly question...



Currently, I have my oars strapped into the dinghy while it is on the SeaWise davits.
Attachment 63734



That to me look the best place anyone could store there oars
gaston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 05:36 PM   #11
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 7,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern Spy View Post
Search for Wilcox Crittenden Security Oar Holder or Edson Oar-Loc and keep them on the thwart of the dinghy.

Thanks. It took me a while to visualize how they work. They would work well for keeping the oars in the dinghy.

[QUOTE=gaston;544190]
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhays View Post

That to me look the best place anyone could store there oars

It works fine, although it takes several lines to keep them secured in that position. The problem is that if the dinghy is going to be used for sailing or the motor, the oars then need to be removed and stored on the mother ship anyway, unless I want to take them with me in the dinghy. They are also exposed to the weather in that location. If they were tucked under the overhead, they are out of the way and out of the weather. That would delay me having to refinish them as soon.
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 05:38 PM   #12
dvd
Senior Member
 
dvd's Avatar
 
City: California Bay Area
Country: US
Vessel Name: BOOSTER
Vessel Model: Nordic Tug 37
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 362
We have an aft awning on our NT 32. I used heavy duty velcro to strap the oars to one of the stainless frame crossmembers -- I don't think my wife has even noticed that they are there...
dvd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 08:02 PM   #13
Guru
 
Benthic2's Avatar
 
City: Boston Area
Country: United States
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,413
Quote:
Originally Posted by dhays View Post
Conrad! . She is absolutely convinced that I not only have terrible ideas, but all of my ideas will look bad.
You could always remind her that one of your ideas was to marry her......
Benthic2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2017, 08:29 PM   #14
TF Site Team
 
Pack Mule's Avatar
 
City: Paris,TN
Country: USA
Vessel Name: William
Vessel Model: Outer reef 32
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 3,284
I've been thinking about the same thing . I used to have starboard rod holders on the ceiling of the aft deck . I took them out when we added some new beams to the ceiling. Not sure where I want to store them now . I like your set up Conrad .
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_2459.jpg
Views:	64
Size:	112.0 KB
ID:	63753  
__________________
Marty
Pack Mule is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2017, 06:15 AM   #15
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,008
In the dink is fine but purchase an Edson oar lock system so the oars will still be there when used to get to shore.

A key not combination lock is best as no light is required to unlock.
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2017, 09:03 AM   #16
Guru
 
dhays's Avatar
 
City: Gig Harbor
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Kinship
Vessel Model: North Pacific 43
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 7,571
Quote:
Originally Posted by FF View Post
In the dink is fine but purchase an Edson oar lock system so the oars will still be there when used to get to shore.

A key not combination lock is best as no light is required to unlock.


Of course, then I have to be able to remember where the key is.
__________________
Regards,

Dave
SPOT page
dhays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 05:37 AM   #17
FF
Guru
 
FF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 19,008
"Of course, then I have to be able to remember where the key is."

If you do much bar hoping on a chain around your neck seems suitable.
FF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 01:21 PM   #18
Guru
 
City: ??
Country: ??
Vessel Name: ??
Vessel Model: ??
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 2,370
I keep my oars in the dinghy. My dingbat though is a Livingston which had relatively straight sides on it. The oars are secured by two heavy bungees to the upper side so they are mostly protected from the weather.
Your much prettier and better rower I can see being a bit more problematic for on the dinghy storage but I would still try to find a way to keep the in the dinghy.

That way they are in the dinghy available for use whether I forget them or not which I did on occasion when we used to keep them aboard the bigger boat.
C lectric is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 05:10 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Nightsky's Avatar
 
City: Comox
Country: Canada
Vessel Model: 1989 Wellington 57 motorsailer
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 233
I use a velcro strap to hold an oar to each pontoon rail.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20170216_154011.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	118.3 KB
ID:	63810  
__________________

Nightsky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:34 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012