Sweep Oar Storage plans

Sweep Oar Storage plans

Post by Mike Shiel » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 08:59:02


Our Club is looking for ideas to best use limited boathouse space for
sweep oar storage. Anybody have a simple cost effective solution?
 
 
 

Sweep Oar Storage plans

Post by Nick Sues » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 11:59:00


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> Our Club is looking for ideas to best use limited boathouse space for
> sweep oar storage. Anybody have a simple cost effective solution?

Scull

 
 
 

Sweep Oar Storage plans

Post by Paul Slad » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 16:26:54

LOL -- I dub thee the new RSR Master of repartee and wit!


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> > Our Club is looking for ideas to best use limited boathouse space for
> > sweep oar storage. Anybody have a simple cost effective solution?

> Scull


 
 
 

Sweep Oar Storage plans

Post by Jame » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 17:56:16

Our boathouse, like many I've seen, just has pieces of wood (long
enough to hold four blades) attached to the wall, and a distance apart
so that the blades sit on the collars, vertically, with the handles
about six inches above the floor. We store seven sets of eight sweep
blades this way, in the space of a few square metres - from the wall,
the racks come out about 1.5m, and you only need a few inches between
the racks. Better than the solution at another club I row out of,
anyway, which seems to consist of making a giant indiscriminate
wigwam. The amount of times I've been halfway to putting our women's
blades or OULRC's in the boat...

I can try and explain further if you like, email me if this isn't
clear.

JB.

 
 
 

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Post by Michael Walke » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 19:31:54

Mike,

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> Anybody have a simple cost effective solution?

Buy the sort of metal brackets folks use to hang flower baskets
from, big as you can.  Put two on the wall in your boathouse about
9 ft up and an oar's width apart (i.e. about, say, 3 inches, but
measure up on site).  You can hang the oars in the slot between
the brackets, blades downwards, by the collars. Buy THREE
brackets and get yourself TWO racks for only 50% more outlay...!
Michael Walker

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Post by Anne Harris » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 20:04:04

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> Our Club is looking for ideas to best use limited boathouse space for
> sweep oar storage. Anybody have a simple cost effective solution?

In the many boathouses I have been into storing blades***
downwards seems to take up less space and be better for the blades
than having a lot of horizontal racks.

This of course depends on the height of your boat bays, but if they
are high enough, it shouldn't be too difficult to rig something up
with mdf or similar.

 
 
 

Sweep Oar Storage plans

Post by chris harriso » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 20:12:27

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>>Our Club is looking for ideas to best use limited boathouse space for
>>sweep oar storage. Anybody have a simple cost effective solution?

> In the many boathouses I have been into storing blades***
> downwards seems to take up less space and be better for the blades
> than having a lot of horizontal racks.

> This of course depends on the height of your boat bays, but if they
> are high enough, it shouldn't be too difficult to rig something up
> with mdf or similar.

Pay attention also to any local tidal or stream heights - we
deliberately don't have this system as our (current) roof is not high
enough and any pit dug to allow enough space would occasionally flood
thanks to high tides ....

--
chris harrison
webmaster, vesta rowing club
http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

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Post by @a » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 03:05:05

I saw one university's boat house that had hung the oars from the
rafters in their rather squat boathouse. They essentially put smaller
pieces of wood between the structural part of the ceiling narrow
enough so that they could hang the oars by the base of the blades.
Need an oar? rotate and pull.

Joe

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>Our Club is looking for ideas to best use limited boathouse space for
>sweep oar storage. Anybody have a simple cost effective solution?

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