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Carlisle Oar Shaft

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$55.50–$89.95

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Proven around the world, Carlisle's tough, maintenance-free, quality aluminum oar shafts give you maximum strength and performance.
  • Blades Sold Separately. Shaft lengths are listed here as including the blade. Please see the Specs Tab for ACTUAL shaft lengths.
  • The 1-7/8" diameter thick-walled tempered aluminum tubing is sheathed in colorful, abrasion-resistant polyethylene tubing.
  • 8' and longer oars have reinforced inner shafts for extra-duty strength.
  • Rubber grips cushion the molded plastic handles.
  • Blades are sold separately so that you can choose the width and brand that best suits your needs. The removable blades also permit easy storage and transport.
  • Shaft lengths are listed as the final length, which will include the approximately 27" long blade you choose (sold separately). For a list of ACTUAL shaft lengths, please click on the Specs tab.
Weight (9', ea): 4.85 lbs.
Sizes:
Shaft Standard Blade
(sold separate)
Approximate Overall Length
56.5" 27" 7'
62.5" 27" 7.5'
68.5" 27" 8'
74.5" 27" 8.5'
80.5" 27" 9'
86.5" 27" 9.5'
92.5" 27" 10'
104.5" 27" 11'
Shaft Material: Aluminum encased in polyethylene
Shaft Diameter: 1 7/8"
Features:
  • Rubber grips cushion the molded plastic handles
  • 8' and longer oars have reinforced inner shafts for extra-duty strength
  • Shaft size includes handle and blade
Frame Width Recommended Minimum Length
48" 7'
54" 7.5'
60" 8'-9'
66" 9'-10'
72" 10'

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Carlisle Oar Shaft
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (4)
  • Comfortable shaft (3)
  • Good control (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Rivers (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Pretty Standard Stuff

I use this for nice flat float trips where fishing is the main concern. I have been in a few class 3 rapids and they handle fine if you have your boat properly set...Read complete review

I use this for nice flat float trips where fishing is the main concern. I have been in a few class 3 rapids and they handle fine if you have your boat properly set up. Design is sturdy- you could drive over one of these with a tank and not hurt it. Since I don't know of anyone else who makes anything like this, NRS is the one for me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Long and strong; no frills

The oars were fine but a couple of issues at purchase and on transport bear mentioning. We received the oars and separately purchased Oar Rights only to find that sleeves for the oars were...Read complete review

The oars were fine but a couple of issues at purchase and on transport bear mentioning. We received the oars and separately purchased Oar Rights only to find that sleeves for the oars were not included (not sure whether this was a shipping error). Separately after removing the blades from the shaft for transport 600 miles to the Main Salmon river from Seattle we discovered at Corn Creek that the aluminum sleeve inside the oar shaft had moved such that the alignment hole for the blade to lock in would not take the "button" on the blade. This proved to be a non-trivial riverside fix. Once on the water the oars performed admirably.

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4.0

Solid cost effective shaft

By Captn' Vic

from Spokane, Wa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Shaft
  • Good Control
  • Reduces Flutter

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

    Comments about Carlisle Oar Shaft:

    You can't beat this shaft for cost or efficiency. Is it ideal? No. But it does what is required with consistency. When I'm low on funds this is my go to shaft, though it fails to ward off the occasional encounter with bridge pillars without serious damage to the shaft. Did I mention the cost?

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Carlisle oar shaft

    By Hosh the fishing dude

    from Arlington, WA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Bullet Proof

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Touring

    Comments about Carlisle Oar Shaft:

    These oars set the standard for all other oars. If you do multi day trips, you want these.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Long and strong; no frills

    By The Cleaning Lady

    from Vashon, WA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable Shaft
    • Good Control

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • River Running
      • Touring

      Comments about Carlisle Oar Shaft:

      The oars were fine but a couple of issues at purchase and on transport bear mentioning. We received the oars and separately purchased Oar Rights only to find that sleeves for the oars were not included (not sure whether this was a shipping error). Separately after removing the blades from the shaft for transport 600 miles to the Main Salmon river from Seattle we discovered at Corn Creek that the aluminum sleeve inside the oar shaft had moved such that the alignment hole for the blade to lock in would not take the "button" on the blade. This proved to be a non-trivial riverside fix. Once on the water the oars performed admirably.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      light weight oar love it

      By supertanker

      from Lakeside, Oregon

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable Shaft
      • Good Control
      • Minimizes Fatigue
      • Reduces Flutter

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Carlisle Oar Shaft:

          On all my rafts and drift boat

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Plastic skin can shift

          By Harley

          from Spokane, WA

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about Carlisle Oar Shaft:

                These are a solid economy shaft. First time we assembled ours on a hot driveway, the plastic outer skin got warm and expanded relative to the aluminum core, which created some problems. We used a knife to enlarge the hole where the blade button pops through, and also cut off the excess that was now extending beyond the end. The oar still works fine, but still not a great feature. I prefer other oar brands but the price on these is nice and they still work.

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                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

                  Q:

                  Have a 14 ft Aire raft with rowing frame. The shaft of one oar has a crack almost the whole length through the blue plastic covering. From where the blade goes into the shaft to the end of the handle is 81". Looks like the length of the Carlisle shafts I was looking at start at 84"? I was hoping to buy one replacement shaft and use my old fittings from the cracked shaft, along with the old blade which is fine. Will it fit? Do you sell 81" shafts, or am I measuring from the wrong place?
                  Asked on 6/10/2015 by Tammie from Helena, Montana

                  2 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    If in doubt measure with blade attached. It will prob be a 9ft oar w/ blade on a 14 ft boat. Then look at spec table to find correct shaft size taking into consideration the standard size blade. Hope that helps. Or trim shaft and drill new holes.

                    Answered on 6/10/2015 by Anonymous
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Tammie, take a look in the Specs tab. Looks like you have 9' oars. The lengths given in the Add to Cart area are as though the blade is attached. Let us know if we can help with your order, 800.635.5202.

                    Answered on 6/10/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

                  Q:

                  I have a NRS outlaw 130 with a bighorn frame how long of oars do I need?
                  Asked on 4/10/2015 by mike from sandy oregon

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Mike, I'm sure you have a 60" wide frame. This article gives some tips on choosing oar length - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/oarlength.asp - We give a range of lengths because there is personal preference in choosing the length. If possible try different lengths from friends. Personally, I use 9.5' oars on a 66" frame. If I had to choose for you I'd say 8.5'. Do a web search for "what oar length for a 13 foot raft" to get some other perspectives. Give us a call if you'd like to discuss, 800.635.5202.

                    Answered on 4/10/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

                  Q:

                  For the Clearwater Drift boat what length oars are you recommending? Beam is 82". Does that mean 10 or 11 foot oars? Also, is it possible to raise the seat height for the rower to get a better fit? Thanks.
                  Asked on 10/31/2014 by Daniel from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Daniel, most folks seem to be fine with 10' oars. As to raising the seat height, there are two options. The stock seat mount can be shimmed up, or we can bend a custom seat bar that puts you higher. Give us a call to discuss these options, 800.635.5202.

                    Answered on 10/31/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

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                  If I break off the handle, do I need a whole new shaft?
                  Asked on 8/18/2014 by KC

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Carlisle doesn't sell a replacement handle, but Cataract does and it will fit in a Carlisle shaft. We don't stock the handle but can order it for you, 800.635.5202. However, you're going to have to cut off about 4" of the shaft to install the handle, so your oar will be shorter than your other oars. I'd buy another shaft.

                    Answered on 8/21/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

                  Q:

                  What size would oars for Aire Saberthooh 12?
                  Asked on 7/10/2014 by Pato Sandoval from Chile

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    7' or 7.5' would work. Typically this boat isn't run with a frame, but that's not to say you couldn't do it.

                    Answered on 7/11/2014 by Kyle from NRS
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

                  Q:

                  I want an 8.5 foot oar pair for my 9.5' Saturn. When I order the oar shaft what length do I order? Will the 9.5' choice take the blade length into consideration?
                  Asked on 6/14/2014 by Tony from Northwest mt

                  2 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Tony; that measurement includes blade length...

                    Answered on 6/15/2014 by Anonymous
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Tony, oar shafts are sized as though the blade is attached. Carlisle and Cataract blades are ~ 27" long. So, to get an 8.5' oar, order an 8.5' shaft and a blade.

                    Answered on 6/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

                  Q:

                  How thick are the handles?
                  Asked on 6/10/2014 by timtohy

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Timothy, the handle has a slight oval profile. It's 1 1/2" in diameter at its thickest.

                    Answered on 6/10/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Hi, do you mean where you put your hand or the shaft? I've had my pair for
                    a few years they are quite stout. I actually row a 20 ft scow and cannot
                    noticeably flex the shafts even when standing and leaning into the stroke.
                    The handles are stout too but comfortable. Let me know if this helps.
                    Mike T

                    Answered on 6/10/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    The handles on the carlisle oars are about 5 1/2 inches long about 5 1/2
                    inches around and about 1 3/4 inches in diameter. They this includes a soft
                    grip cover.

                    Answered on 6/15/2014 by Anonymous
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

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                  what is the price of the 7' shafts?
                  Asked on 3/30/2014 by skip from lehighton PA

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Skip, the price is $55.50, plus a $12.00 shipping surcharge. When looking for the price click on the length and on the color to bring up the price.

                    Answered on 3/30/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

                  Q:

                  I need a spare oar. My existing oars are 86.5" for the colored 'shaft' and 92.5" for the shaft and the grip. I notice that you actually list both of these lengths of oars and I am not sure if your lengths are including the grip or not.
                  What oar should I buy to match this specification?
                  Asked on 9/8/2013 by Mingomtman from Snowshoe, WV

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    The measurements given include the grip. Looks like you have 10' oars.

                    Answered on 9/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                • Carlisle Oar Shaft

                  Q:

                  I have 2 oars and I needed a third for a spare and I would like the spare to be just like the others. When I measure the actual length of the oar shaft without the paddel installed I get 7'6" from the end of the shaft to the center of hand grip, not the end of the hand grip. Does that mean I have a 7-1/2 foot oar shaft?
                  Asked on 6/19/2013 by Hosh from Arlington, WA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Oar shaft lengths are given as though the blade is attached. Look on the Specs tab on the oar shaft product page. There we give you the length of just the shaft itself.

                    Answered on 6/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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