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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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    Length:5:26
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"

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    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

    • 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
    • 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
  • 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

    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.

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      • 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

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        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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        last years could break

        By boater

        from the west

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            • Rivers

            Comments about Cataract Oar Magnum Blade 7":

            I have guided with a set of these for 10 years and never had a problem, but I bought a pair for personal use last summer and found that the blade was brittle. I hope it was a problem with last years blades.

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