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  1. Sam04

    Sam04 Refuge Member

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    hi my dad used it scull ducks but I haven't but I'd like to start. I know bankes still makes the predator scull boat but I didn't know if there's anyone else that still makes scull boats. I know bankes oar isn't much good is there anyone who still makes scull oars thanks
     
  2. murdock84

    murdock84 Elite Refuge Member

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    My buddy just got one from Lou at Lock Stock and Barrell. Located in Michigan.
     
  3. noweil

    noweil Elite Refuge Member

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    Shaw and Tenney used to sell a scull oar and a leather kit for the oar.
     
  4. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Look for a used scull boat...they are normally much cheaper. Not many builders anymore.
     
  5. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

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    Scull oars are fairly simple to make.
     
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  6. Rich Chamberlin

    Rich Chamberlin Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Scull oars are, or were, made starting with a oar, called a sweep, that came off a ships life boat. There were many sizes and varieties but the one you wanted had a blade that was 5 feet long. It was cut off to about a 7 foot length, the shaft was reduced in diameter and the blade
     
  7. Rich Chamberlin

    Rich Chamberlin Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

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    ............continued from above......and the blades thickness reduced to about 1/2".
    with a fine taper on edges along the sides. Back then, they were easy to find at yards in coastal ports, now, I wouldn't know where to look. I have only one left in the rafters of my garage.
     
  8. Dogface

    Dogface Senior Refuge Member

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    Sam04

    Where are you located. I'm in SE PA. I have a scull oar that came off a vintage Delaware River scull boat.
     
  9. Rudder

    Rudder Senior Refuge Member

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    I have a TDB skull boat for sale on the Chesapeake forum in the classified section.
     

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