To dream of a paddle boat represents confrontation with an uncertain or negative situation that you perceive as being wonderful. You don't feel a sense of danger or urgency. You may even see potential benefits to taking your time dealing with a problem.
Pregnant women often dream of being in a paddle boat. This may reflect their enjoyment of confronting the challenges of pregnancy.
Example: A woman dreamed of being in a paddleboat and racing the boat far out into a lake ahead of her husband and then finding herself with with aching legs and a headache. In waking life she was pregnant and finding that all the extra housework she was giving herself was giving her non-stop headaches. The paddleboat may have reflected her relaxed feelings towards handling her pregnancy.
Dreaming of handling oars, portends disappointments for you, inasmuch as you will sacrifice your own pleasure for the comfort of others. To lose an oar, denotes vain efforts to carry out designs satisfactorily. A broken oar represents interruption in some anticipated pleasure.
To see or use oars in your dream signify control over your emotions. You are able to navigate through life based on the lessons and skills you have learned. If you are rowing energetically, then it suggests that you need to approach some situation with more aggression and determination.
To dream that you are paddling with one oar indicates that you are going around in circles and headed nowhere. You need help in some situation or matter. Alternatively, it suggests that you are missing a partner in life. If you lose an oar, then it suggests that you have lost your groove or have taken something for granted.
To dream of oars represents your ability to persevere or get through an uncertain situation. An oar may reflect you having to do something the hard way to get through a negative situation. Slowly dealing with a problem at all.
To dream of losing oars may symbolize situations where you feel totally cut off or unable to do anything about your problems. You may feel stuck or stranded with uncertainty. Feeling that there is no way out or that escaping problems will be a very long process.
Oars in a dream represent the movement of a ship, or they could mean having a secret affair. Oars in a dream also mean reaching safety, or finding a helping friend.