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Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7"

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Now the blade insert has grooves along all edges making it is easier to remove the blade from shaft. Whether you're fishing or whitewater rafting, these buoyant blades are a welcome addition. Structural polyurethane coating around a lightweight composite core. 7" Magnum blade incorporates the strength of the original with a teardrop design: wider tip and thinner cross-section enters the water quicker and reduces flutter.

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Weight: 2.8 lbs
Blade Material: High-density polyurethane with a composite core
Blade Size: 7" W  x 27" L
Features:
  • Lightweight Composite Core
  • Buoyant
  • Reduces Flutter
  • 7" Magnum blade incorporates the strength of the original with a teardrop design

video: Cataract Oars & Blades

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You don't have to know rocket science to row a boat, but it helps to have gear made by a company who does. Cataract shafts are made with the same filament wound glass/carbon/epoxy composite technology used by the aerospace industry. These oars perform like no others, translating muscle energy into stroke power more effectively than other oars, giving you the ultimate in oar responsiveness.

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  • Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7"

    Q:

    Do these blades actually float or is it better to go with the smaller original cataract blade. I currently have counterbalanced cataract oars. I want something that works equally well for whitewater and fishing on a 13' raft.
    Asked on 4/2/2015 by Pongo from United States

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yep, they do float. After many years of running Carlisle blades I changed to the Magnums because i really like that when I drop my oars the blades float above most obstacles.

      Answered on 4/2/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I purchased these several years ago, and I have been very pleased. I have
      used many different blades over the years and I would buy this one again.
      I have not placed the loose blade in the water to see if it floats, but it
      does not sink on the oar when it drops in the water. The size of the blade
      is great, lots of power!!! Best of luck to you in search. cm

      Answered on 4/2/2015 by Anonymous
  • Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7"

    Q:

    How is the blade secured to the oar shaft, screw insert or push button?
    Asked on 3/27/2015 by Bill from SLC, UT

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Push button
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/27/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They have the push button set up like the Carlisle oars.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 3/27/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The blades attach to the oar shafts by push button.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

      Answered on 3/27/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Bill, the blade has a spring-loaded push button, that locks it in Cataract, Carlisle and 1 5/8" ID Sawyer oar shafts.

      Answered on 3/27/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Push button.

      Answered on 3/27/2015 by Anonymous
  • Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7"

    Q:

    what size oars for a 13' raft used for white-water and multi day trips
    Asked on 7/30/2013 by none from big sky, MT

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Oar lengths are best based on frame width. Take a look at the Sizing tab on these Cataract Oars for recommendations - http://www.nrs.com/product/1393/cataract-sgg-oar-shaft --- It's not an exact science, but a "rule-of-thumb" for oar length is to have 1/3 of the shaft inboard of the oar mount and 2/3 outboard of the mount. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, if you still have questions.

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I like 10' oars on a 14' boat. I would say either 9' or 10'.

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Desert Flute Man from Newport Beach, CA
  • Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7"

    Q:

    What is the weight of the Magnum 7 inch Blade blade?
    What is the weight of the 61/2 inch Blade?
    Asked on 2/17/2013 by Lilcorky from Springfield oregon

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Each of the blades weighs 3.1 pounds.

      Answered on 2/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7"
 
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5.0

Great floating blade

By McaHunter

from Spokane

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Floats On Top
  • Good Control

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7":

      Floats right on top of the water when paired with the counterbalanced cataract shafts. Seems more durable than I expected after giving them a few decent bashings on rocks in low water.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      magnum bueno!!!

      By smokechaser

      from Sisters OR

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stout but light

      Cons

      • Negative

      Best Uses

        Comments about Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7":

        sweet product, like I knew it would be.
        Fast delivery and in stock. The best you could ask for.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great quality, However.....

        By Nakedman

        from Tennessee

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quality durrable

        Cons

        • Had to add counterbalance
        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Oar blade selfexplanatory

        Comments about Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7":

        cataract oar blade, applied in a carbon shaft. the shafts are feather light the blades are very heavy, had to incorporate my own counterbalance near the shaft handle, They are also kinda thick. difficult to feather. Take some getting used to. however its a raft frame on a raft, not the kayak Im used to. Still a good set up, fits perfect in the shafts, easy to break apart when traveling.

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        5.0

        Good blade

        By Rafter

        from Idaho

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Hold up well
        • Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long raft trips
          • Rivers

          Comments about Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7":

          They just work

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Nice, but.........

          By surdoman

          from Arcata, Ca.

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • High quality
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Rivers

          Comments about Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7":

          I ordered two of these blades as an "upgrade" from my Carlisle outfitter blades. They are nice, stong blades, with a greatly improved shaft that goes into the oar. However, I found them to be substantially heavier than the Carlisle blades. My 14 ft. raft is somewhat narrow (built as a paddle boat), and I cannot move the oar shaft farther into the boat to balance the added weight. There was no mention of the weight on any of the various blades so that I could have compared that before ordering. I ended up sending them back and exchanging them for the original style Carlisle blades. If you currenetly use Smoker ash oars, these should be no problem- I'm probably just spoiled by the light weight of the Carlisle. It's also likely that the larger the boat, the less noticeable the added weight would be.

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