Setting Inboard

The inboard is determined by where you set the collar on the sleeve. Here are some basic recommendations for both sculls and sweep oars.

Sculls

Measure the spread of your boat (the distance between the pins that hold the oarlocks). Take half of this dimension and add 6–8 cm. This will give you a reasonable inboard dimension. Measure this distance from the end of the handle and position the collars at that point. Tighten the fasteners evenly and firmly.

Diagram of Scull Rigging Terms

Sweeps

The spread of a sweep boat is the horizontal distance from the center of the boat to the center of the pin that holds the oarlock. To this dimension, add 29–31 centimeters to come up with a reasonable inboard dimension. Measure this distance from the end of the handle, and position the collars at that point. Tighten the fasteners evenly and firmly.

Diagram of Sweep Rigging Terms