LOL, ok, now for more of the truth: the motor is an old gamefisher, and has had 70 dollars of repairs for nothing. maybe I will try again at a different shop. About the oars business, Strawanza had aluminum oars designed to break down into several parts. Here is a picture of how they mounted the oarlocks:
I'm thinking, WHY NOT? It would be better than nothing the next time that little five horse anchor leaves me stranded...
and yes I will probably get the OB repaired when I get some $$.