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Cataract SGG Oar Shaft

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$134.95–$162.95

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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.
  • Blades Sold Separately. Shaft lengths are listed here as including the blade. Please see the Specs Tab for ACTUAL shaft lengths
  • These oars perform like no others, translating muscle energy into stroke power more effectively than other oars, giving you the ultimate in oar responsiveness.
  • The SGG oar shaft flexes and rebounds like wood without the weight or need for maintenance.
  • 1/8" thick grips cushion the 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.

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Related Videos

  • video: Cataract Oars & Blades
    Cataract Oars & Blades
    Length:5:26
  • video: Cataract Oars in Action Video
    Cataract Oars in Action Video
    Length:1:07
  • video: Cataract Quality Assurance Video
    Cataract Quality Assurance Video
    Length:0:56
  • video: Making of a Cataract Oar Video
    Making of a Cataract Oar Video
    Length:0:27
Weight (ea): 9' = 4 lbs.
Sizes:
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'
104.5" 27" 11'
Shaft Material: Glass/carbon/epoxy composite
Shaft Diameter: 1 7/8"
Features:
  • SGG oar shaft flexes and rebounds like wood without the weight or need for maintenance
  • They are ideal for most water conditions and boat sizes
  • Shafts and blades are interchangeable with Carlisle & Sawyer models
Frame Width Recommended Minimum Length
48" 7'
54" 7.5'
60" 8'-9'
66" 9'-10'
72" 10'

video: Cataract Oars & Blades

Cataract Oars & Blades (5:26)

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.

video: Cataract Oars in Action Video

Cataract Oars in Action Video (1:07)

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.

video: Cataract Quality Assurance Video

Cataract Quality Assurance Video (0:56)

A brief overview of quality control at Cataract Oars.

video: Making of a Cataract Oar Video

Making of a Cataract Oar Video (0:27)

A brief overview of how Cataract makes their oars.

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Cataract SGG Oar Shaft
 
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5.0

Great Product

By Keith

from British Columbia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Nice feel
  • No maintenance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Rapids Paddling
    • Rivers

    Comments about Cataract SGG Oar Shaft:

    zero effort to maintain. tough. have a nice flex like wood at a fraction of the cost. I have two different sets of blades, tough beaters and light weight wood to choose from.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I got the Shaft, the SGG Shaft that is!

    By SKOTT

    from IN MY DRIFT BOAT ON THE CLEARWATER RIVER

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Modular
    • Nice looking too
    • Tough

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bass Fishing
      • Rivers
      • Steelhead Fishing

      Comments about Cataract SGG Oar Shaft:

      Recently I purchased a new Drift Boat to use fishing on the upper Clearwater River in Idaho. I had the boat custom painted and I needed a set of oars that were rugged, nice looking, and didn't cost an arm and a leg. The Cataract SGG oar shaft fit the bill. The added bonus was I was able to take the blades off my old Carlisle shafts and put them on the new SGG ones and off we went. These new shafts are tough, and maintenance-free and with the wide assortment of colors to choose from made matching the paint job easy.

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      • Cataract SGG Oar Shaft

        Q:

        I have 20-year-old Cataract SGG Oar Shafts that are starting to give me microscopic, painful fiberglass(?) splinters. Can these oar shafts be fixed/treated somehow to eliminate this? Otherwise, they're still in great shape.
        Asked on 7/6/2015 by Beverly from United States

        2 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I can only assume the mfg could sand and clear coat them for a fee. Home Depot has a product called "wipe on poly" that would put a thin clear varnish like layer down.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 7/6/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          You bet, Beverly. Use an abrasive pad (Scotch Brite-type) to smooth down the shaft and knock off the glass splinters. Clean with a solvent to remove oils and river gunk. Then coat with a spar varnish. Cataract recommends Minwax Spray Spar Varnish, the rattle-can spray-type.

          Answered on 7/6/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • Cataract SGG Oar Shaft

        Q:

        The shafts that I have are 6'9" long. Which ones do I buy to match?
        Asked on 5/1/2015 by Bob from Pleasanton CA

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Bob, the actual shaft lengths are there in the Specs tab. Looks like you have 9' oars. We have 9' oars in stock in all four colors.

          Answered on 5/2/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • Cataract SGG Oar Shaft

        Q:

        Will my Carlisle blades work on these Cataract shafts? Are they all uniform diameters with lock buttons in the same place?
        Asked on 4/7/2015 by Slamduncker from Jackson, WY

        6 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          They should fit fine. Mine do.

          Answered on 4/10/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes we can... the blades are totally workable with the cataract oars. Buy the outfitter blades for a little more ooommmfff!

          Answered on 4/7/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes.  I just replaced my 9' Carlisle shafts with 8' Cataract shafts.  The Carlisle blades, and plastic oar stops, fit perfectly on the Cataracts.

          Answered on 4/7/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          We have this set up, so yes to your questions.
          John

          Answered on 4/7/2015 by John the Bramble from Salt Lake City, UT
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, no worries. I clicked my Carlisle outfitter blades right in when I
          upgraded to the Cataract shaft.

          Answered on 4/7/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Yes, Carlisle blades will fit perfectly in Cataract shafts. Sawyer blades with 1 5/8" shanks will also fit.

          Answered on 4/7/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • Cataract SGG Oar Shaft

        Q:

        My oar shafts are 86" which oar shaft do I order ?
        Asked on 6/18/2013 by vern from winnemucca, nevada

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Vern, we have that information listed in the Specs tab on the product page. Looks like you have 9.5 foot oars.

          Answered on 6/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • Cataract SGG Oar Shaft

        Q:

        Do these oars come rope wrapped?
        Asked on 5/2/2013 by Babydoll from Missoula, MT

        4 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          No. The stock rope-wrapped SGG oars we carry are Item #s 1393.1 and 13953. We can custom order any size or color of Cataract oar with rope wrap. Just give us a call, 800.635.5202, to order.

          Answered on 5/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          If the product is just the shaft than it is just the shaft.No rope wrap unless they specifically say that they are rope wrapped. You can purchase rope wrapped cataracts but as always it cost extra. FYI they don't come counterbalanced unless noted as well......hope this helps

          Answered on 5/2/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          No they do not you can buy many other types of oar locks and vinyl sleeves
          Have a great day
          Norman Hartwell

          Answered on 5/3/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          These oars come as pictured without rope wrapping.
          Bill

          Answered on 5/4/2013 by Anonymous
      • Cataract SGG Oar Shaft

        Q:

        Will I be charged the $12 surplus for each oar? If I buy 3 oars what will be the surplus charge? $12 or $36?
        Asked on 11/30/2012 by Trev from Ogden, UT

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Yes, the shipper's surcharge is applied for each oar shaft. Oar shafts are oversized for shipping purposes.

          Answered on 12/3/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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