VERTICAL AND HORIZONTAL OAR RACKS

SWIFT vertical oar racks are for storing both sweep and scull oars vertically, by hanging them on arms, from each oar. With these racks you can store both scull and sweep oars on the same rack.

Each arm is 60mm wide, which is enough distance between each row of oars, provided that the oars are stored with the spoons, ie. with only the edge of the oar visible when standing in front of the rack. Storing oars this way allows many oars to be stored in a small space.

Before ordering, make sure there is enough height in your boathouse to store oars vertically!

                            Vertical Oar Rack

Horizontal Racks:

How many oars can be stored on each arm? The length of each arm is enough to store 8 scull or 8 sweep oars.> How many oars can be stored on one rack?This depends on how tightly you want to pack the oars.

On a 2m upright, with 200mm vertical spacings between arms, it is possible to have 10 arms on each upright.   Therefore a single sided rack can hold 80 scull or sweep oars, and a double sided can hold 160 oars. On a 2.5m upright, with 200mm vertical spacings between arms, it is possible to have 12 arms on each upright.   Therefore a single sided rack can hold 96 scull or sweep oars, and a double sided can hold 192 oars.

Verical Racks

How many oars can be stored on each arm? The length of each arm is enough to store 8 scull or 8 sweep oars.How many oars can be stored on a 1.4m rack?If you intend to rack sweep oars only, the maximum number of arms is 10, which gives 9 spaces, so can hold 72 sweep oars (9 spaces x 8 oars).

If you intend to rack scull oars only, the maximum number of arms is also 10, which gives 9 spaces, so can hold 72 scull oars (9 spaces x 8 oars).

If you intend to rack scull AND sweep oars on the same rack, the maximum number of arms is also 10, so can hold any combination of up to 72 oars (9 spaces x 8 oars).

The above is based on CII oars with sleeves and collars introduced around 2006.  For these we recommend about 63mm space between arms for scull oars, and about 75mm for sweep.  For older oars, or different makes of oars, the sleeve and collar sizes may be different (smaller usually), so it might be possible to use 1 extra arm, to hold more oars.How many oars can be stored on a 2m rack?If you intend to rack sweep oars only, the maximum number of arms is 14, which gives 13 spaces, so can hold 104 sweep oars (13 spaces x 8 oars).

If you intend to rack scull oars only, the maximum number of arms is 15, which gives 14 spaces, so can hold 112 scull oars (14 spaces x 8 oars).

If you intend to rack scull AND sweep oars on the same rack, then it is possible to use 15 arms, which will hold 56 scull oars and 56 sweep oars (14 spaces x 8 oars).