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07-24-2006, 06:51 AM
What’s the difference between a paddle and a ore (oar)?
07-24-2006, 07:25 AM
You would use a paddle to propel yourself through water in a small boat.
Ore is a mineral or an aggregate of minerals from which a valuable constituent, especially a metal, can be profitably mined or extracted. I don't think it would be of much use for kayaking, unless you're selling it to buy one. ;)
07-24-2006, 07:28 AM
Right how about a Oar. What’s the difference between a paddle and a oar?
07-24-2006, 07:55 AM
a paddle you hold the entire thing and use your arms for leverage, whereas with an oar, you have it placed in a stirrup? and use that for leverage to row.
at least so think
edit: damn Im good
from http://www.oregonrafting.com/index.cfm?pid=15 at the bottom
What's the difference between a "paddle" and an "oar"? A paddle is usually 4' to 5' long and used with two hands, such as in a canoe or kayak (a kayak uses a double-ended paddle). An oar is usually 9' to 11' long and requires an oar lock (or fulcrum) so that it can act like a lever against the water such as in a rowboat or Viking ship. A person paddles with a paddle and rows with an oar.
07-24-2006, 08:13 AM
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