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Carlisle 2-Piece Oar Shaft

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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
  • 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.
  • 2-piece take-apart shafts are great for transporting.
  • 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.
  • Please see the Specs Tab for ACTUAL shaft lengths
Weight (8', ea): 4.85 lbs.
Shaft Standard Blade
(sold separate)
Approximate Overall Length
68.5" 27" 8'
74.5" 27" 8.5'
80.5" 27" 9'
86.5" 27" 9.5'
92.5" 27" 10'
Shaft Material: Aluminum encased in polyethylene
Shaft Diameter: 1 7/8"
  • Molded plastic handles are made more comfortable with foam rubber grips
  • 8' and longer shafts have a reinforced inner shaft for maximum strength
  • Take apart oars are great for transporting
Frame Width Recommended Minimum Length
48" 7'
54" 7.5'
60" 8'-9'
66" 9'-10'
72" 10'

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    Does the oar come with the blade? I have a 21 foot sailboat with an eight foot beam and about 3 foot free-board where I would be rowing. I want oars that break down and can fit into the cabin. I think I need 10 foot oars. Does the oar shaft break down- It looks like it does. Then the oar with the blade would be 3 pieces?
    Asked on 5/18/2014 by John from United States

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      Yes. The par and blade break down very nicely. Make sure you figure out the size for the oar lock. NRS will guide you with that.
      Sent from my pocket personal portable time wasting devise.

      Answered on 6/2/2014 by Anonymous


      The oar does NOT come with the blade. You have to purchase that separately.
      Dan Steiner

      Answered on 5/18/2014 by Anonymous from Alaska
    • Staff Reviewer


      John, the blades are separate, see Items # 75001.01 and 75002.01. And the shafts are sized as thought the blades are attached. If you find the 10' oars to be short, you can add 1' Oar Extenders, Item # 77258.01. You can see the lengths of the halves of the breakdown shafts in the Specs tab. The "rule of thumb" for oar length is 1/3 inboard of the oar lock and 2/3 outboard. Call us at 800.635.5202 with any questions.

      Answered on 5/18/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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    what is the diameter of the shaft and what oar stop will fit if rope wrapped with 3/16 inch rope?
    Asked on 3/15/2014 by RPH from California

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      I believe the diameter of the shaft is 1-7/8". A (Tom Grant oar right) or the two piece stop will fit with rope.
      I have not experienced long term success with keeping rope on plastic shaft oars regardless of the glue.Cold temperature seems to effect the adhesion. Glue works well with rope or the plastic but not both.I would avoid glues that disfigure the plastic as it limits other options. Eventually all rope needs redone.

      Answered on 3/19/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer


      The diameter of the shaft is 1 7/8". Either the Rubber Oar Stopper, Item # 77405.01 or Large Plastic Stopper, # 77406.01, will work over the rope wrap.

      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Clyde from NRS


      The oar shaft is 1 7/8 " in diameter. I am using it as a spare for my
      drift boat and transferred the molded oar sleeve from my spare 1 pc shaft so
      am not sure about the oar stop. Hope this helps

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Anonymous
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    I need to get the correct oarlock for this oar, so what is the diameter of this oar?
    Asked on 6/22/2013 by jim

    5 answers



      1 7/8 inches

      Answered on 6/25/2013 by Anonymous


      NRS Superston Open Oarlocks part Item# 1408 / 77407.01 if you have NRS Oar Mounts or the
      NRS Superston™ 1/2" shank Oarlocks that fit oar mounts with a 1/2" diameter opening. These oarlocks do not fit NRS Oar Mounts.
      Item# 1408.5 / 77408.01

      Answered on 6/23/2013 by Anonymous


      2 sizes of oarlocks, small and regular. This is a regular shaft. I used a pin and clip setup.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/22/2013 by Anonymous


      The OD of the oar is 1-7/8" - just the same as a regular Carlisle oar.
      But wait - you want to put an molded oar sleeve on it and then possibly an
      oar right. The Sawyer Cobra Oarlocks are expensive - but worth it if you
      plan to do a lot of rowing or technical rowing. Remember to adjust your
      new oarlocks so the oar does not "fall" out of it.

      Answered on 6/22/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer


      Jim, the shaft is 1 7/8" in diameter.

      Answered on 6/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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Would definitely buy this product again

By River runner

from Arcata, CA

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  • Easy to tie down as spare
  • Quick to assemble
  • Strong


  • Doesn't match Cataracts

Best Uses

  • As a spare oar
  • Extended trips
  • Rivers

Comments about Carlisle 2-Piece Raft Oar Shaft:

We row a 13' Hyside raft with a stern frame and the full size spare oar we used previously was always in the way of bow paddlers when strapped to the side of the boat. The Carlisle breakdown oar works great because it can be strapped to the stern behind the oarsman and is compact and out of the way but within easy reach when needed. Small disadvantage is the handle grip is slightly different than the Cataract oars we use but not a big deal. I would definitely recommend this product.

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