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    Ankeny Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Some buddies and I will hopefully be taking our cardboard creation on it's maiden and only voyage tomorrow as part of the cardboard boat race. We do have a problem though - we have no oars. I thought I'd be able to track some down, but I've called a bunch of canoe rental places and they don't have any. Has anybody else done this? Do you think some other boat captains will let us borrow some? We'll need four.




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    Re: Ankeny Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Some buddies and I will hopefully be taking our cardboard creation on it's maiden and only voyage tomorrow as part of the cardboard boat race. We do have a problem though - we have no oars. I thought I'd be able to track some down, but I've called a bunch of canoe rental places and they don't have any. Has anybody else done this? Do you think some other boat captains will let us borrow some? We'll need four.
    Do you have to use real oars, or can you make do with something that fits with the theme of your creation? There's a cardboard boat regatta near my hometown and one year the Farm Bureau used grain shovels on their boat (it was a catamaran that had a tractor sitting on the hulls).


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    Re: Ankeny Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Sounds like a blast. I've always wanted to try that.



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    Re: Ankeny Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Some buddies and I will hopefully be taking our cardboard creation on it's maiden and only voyage tomorrow as part of the cardboard boat race. We do have a problem though - we have no oars. I thought I'd be able to track some down, but I've called a bunch of canoe rental places and they don't have any. Has anybody else done this? Do you think some other boat captains will let us borrow some? We'll need four.
    Of course they don't have oars. What you are looking for is called a paddle.

    What you might try too is calling Rec services at ISU if they are open before you have to take the boat out. They rent out canoes and kayaks, so they should have paddles for them.


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    Re: Ankeny Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Have you tried Scheel's?

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    Re: Ankeny Cardboard Boat Regatta

    See I don't want to buy them though, they are kind of expensive and I don't have any use for them other than once a year cardboard boat racing.




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    Re: Ankeny Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Quote Originally Posted by jsmith86 View Post
    Of course they don't have oars. What you are looking for is called a paddle.

    What you might try too is calling Rec services at ISU if they are open before you have to take the boat out. They rent out canoes and kayaks, so they should have paddles for them.
    Good call, I'll try them tomorrow. Thanks!

    (BTW - oar - an implement used to propel or steer a boat)




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    Re: Ankeny Cardboard Boat Regatta

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Good call, I'll try them tomorrow. Thanks!

    (BTW - oar - an implement used to propel or steer a boat)
    Oar if connected to the boat. Paddle if hand-held only.

    /semantics


    Good luck. Sounds like a pretty cool event.




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