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Silicon Bronze Oarlocks are $68 per pair.
Note: these Oarlocks will not let the shafts pass through the horns. This is to help retain the oar without the use of extra keeper straps or bungies. To slip the oar out of them you need to slide the shaft down to either the blade or handle end. The Cobra Oar Locks we carry will let the oar shaft move upward through the horns.
Single Oarlocks are $33 each, but the cart is set up for pairs so you will need to call us if you want just one. Our number is 925-820-BOAT
OarRights and Blade Rights are $16 each for both varieties.
The original OarRights from Tom Grant Sporting Goods are flat on the end that sits against the oar lock, and are made in the USA. The new style Blade Rights from AIRE are not flat on the side toward the oarlock, they are beveled. This allows you to angle the oar more deeply into the water. In many cases this might not be a good idea since the deeper you go with your blade the more likely you are to hit subsurface rocks, but the type of rivers you run will determine that.
Please specify which type you want.
Yellow. We will probably phase this blade out as most people seem happy with the 6-3/4" wide Sawyer blades. Until a few years ago a lot of our local rowers seemed to want the 8" width, which sawyer does not offer, but now the demand has dropped off. Thus the price reduction for what's left in stock. We are down to just the yellow color as of late January. Please make sure you read the next paragraph!
Note: Due to the breakage problems mentioned in the introduction to this section, and to troubles getting Carlisle to cover their blades under warranty, we no longer accept any returns on these no matter how easily you may feel they broke. We advise you to stick with the proven Sawyer Duramax blades, but if you insist on the Carlisles it is at your risk.
Oar Sleeves for Carlisle oars are $16 each. Since we really only sell Sawyer oar shafts now, and since those require the sleeves to be slit on a tablesaw, we do not always have these un-slit sleeves in stock anymore. Probably best to email first before ordering.
For one piece Sawyer oar shafts, you should order the slit version of the Oar Sleeve, which is listed separately in this section. It is possible to get an un-slit sleeve on a Sawyer single piece shaft with great effort. You need to take out the handle set screw first, and then it takes a lot of pulling and cussing to get the sleeve slid down the shaft. Two things will help greatly: have a second person use a wide, flat bladed screwdriver to spread the gap (at the collar end of the sleeve, where the bolt goes through) apart as you pull down. Leave the bolt out as you do this. Second, you can also heat the collar end of the sleeve, and the first few inches, in boiling water for a minute if you don't have a second person to assist. Theoretically you can also do both things simultaneously, but we have not personally tried that. We mention these techniques because there are times when we run out of the slit sleeves.
Please note that the actual length of this shaft is 7-1/2' (90"), and not ten feet. It is ten feet with the blade. Also note that we are no longer taking shopping cart orders for single oar shafts, though as yet there is nothing in the actual cart to prevent single-shaft orders. If you want a single oar shaft please contact us by phone at 925-820-BOAT and we'll see what we can do.
Sawyers's Polecat shafts have a beefy reinforced end where the blade hole is drilled, and these are just as strong as Sawyer's more expensive composite shafts, albeit a tad heavier.
It is important to note that you can mix Carlisle blades with Sawyer shafts, but the overall length of a Sawyer blade is 2.5" longer than a Carlisle blade - and the length of their shafts is 2-1/2" less than Carlisle's equivalent. This means that if you mix a Sawyer brand shaft for the 9' length with a Carlisle blade, the oar will actually end up being only 8'9-1/2" long, not a full nine feet. If you put a Sawyer blade in a Carlisle shaft, you will have an extra 2-1/2".
Two other important details regarding Sawyer shafts:
(1) Since the blade end on the shaft is reinforced with a second, thicker outer layer (the striped portion on the left in the picture), and the handle end has a round protruding retainer screw head, the standard version Oar Sleeves will not slip over them unless you take out the screw. Even then it is difficult. You can use a table saw to cut a thin slit lengthwise down the sleeve, or pay $3 extra per sleeve to order pre-slit ones from us. Cutting the slit in an oar sleeve with either a chop saw or a table saw is dicey work that involves holding the sleeve with your hand, or creating a mickey-mouse jig for the chop saw. Both methods are dangerous so it is not something we really like to do.
(2) The little set screw that helps hold the handle in protrudes from the shaft a bit. And these oars cannot be shipped to dealers one to a box without massive packaging & UPS upcharges. This is an important detail, because what it means to you is almost every Sawyer Polecat shaft has some degree of marring adjacent to this set screw. In other words, when they are shipped to dealers - usually 8 or 10 to a box - the screws rub and dig into the oar next to them. And this means many of them have anything from fairly minor scratches to significant rubs & indentations near the handle end, in a circumference line with this set screw. Understand this before you order. We cannot ship oars back and forth for exchange because of this cosmetic defect. Even with the deepest of gouges from the set screws, the shaft's strength is utterly unaffected and if they did ever break at this point on the shaft, they are fully warrantied.
If you want two-piece Sawyer shafts we do stock this size most of the time. We can order other sizes but Sawyer's lead time is always long. Sawyer shafts are yellow (they make black, and the white shown in the photo above as well, but both are very hard to find if you drop them in the river).
One-piece Shaft for 10' size Polecat oar: $115 each, for orders of two or three. Shopping cart prices are for orders of two or more shafts, no singles. Oversize UPS fees apply.