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Sharpen your oar setup with the Cataract Razor Oar Blade. This sleek new design sports enough sweet features to make a fisherman sob with glee.
  • The Razor is the perfect blade for drift boaters seeking a sleeker, lighter set of blades with excellent handling and clean entry into the water.
  • A strengthened urethane core reinforces the complete integrity of the blade.
  • The Razor floats, so when you drop the oars in the water the blade stays up above most of the rocks.
  • Dynel edging molded into the blade edges resists abrasion wear and tear.
  • With all of the great details, the Razor still only weighs just over 2.5 lbs., 20% lighter than Cataract's other oar blades.

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    Cataract Oars & Blades
    Length:5:26
Weight: 2.65 lbs
Blade Material: Carbon fiber covering a molded urethane core
Blade Size: 7" W  x 27" L
Features:
  • Dynel edging molded into the blade edges resists abrasion wear and tear
  • Razor is the perfect blade for drift boaters seeking a sleeker, lighter set of blades with excellent handling and clean entry into the water
  • Razor floats, so when you drop the oars in the water the blade stays up above most of the rocks
  • 20% lighter than Cataract's other oar blades

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.

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2.0

Cataract Oars

By dougmac98

from Ashland, Oregon

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Control

Cons

  • Flimsy

Best Uses

  • Drift Boat

Comments about Cataract Carbon Razor Oar Blade - 7" - Closeout:

The oar and blade combination row very well but I was deeply disappointed to discover that I had purchased the old model of blade which has no protection around the edges. After just three trips down the river it has already started to chip, and I don't believe standard blade guards will fit the Razor.

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2.0

Edge protectors needed for the 7

By wyofisher

from Cody, WY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Minimizes Fatigue

Cons

  • Brittle

Best Uses

    Comments about Cataract Carbon Razor Oar Blade - 7" - Closeout:

    I took my raft down the river today in Wyoming using (for the first time) the larger, 7 inch carbon razor blades; and the result was that the tips of both blades are now chipped up. One is pretty badly chipped. I would protect this large investment if tip protectors were available but they are only available for the smaller blades. I'd love these blades otherwise but I don't think they will hold up for very long. Because the chipping left sharp edges, I wasn't able to slide the shafts, with the blades attached, into my raft when transporting it the short distance to my home for fear the edges would damage the raft. Please come up with edge protectors for the larger blades asap before it's too late and I end up with destroyed, useless, expensive blades. On a positive note, they performed very well in the water and were nice and light.

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    5.0

    Strong, light, and well made

    By RJ

    from Seattle

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Cataract Carbon Razor Oar Blade - 7" - Closeout:

    I needed oars that would break down for storage on a sailboat and these do the trick. The blades fit tightly into the shafts but are still easy to assemble and take apart. Stronger than needed for my aplication but still quite light. A good, but expensive solution.

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    5.0

    Worth the money

    By Rafter

    from Folsom,CA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Control
    • Minimizes Fatigue

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Cataract Carbon Razor Oar Blade - 7" - Closeout:

      These are only blades my husband will use.
      Lightweight/ no fatigue

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      5.0

      looks good and cuts into the water good

      By Chase Adventure Outfitters

      from springfield OR

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Cataract Carbon Razor Oar Blade - 7" - Closeout:

      I like the blade its strong and thin and cuts in and out of the water clean.

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        Q:

        I have rowed wooden sawyer oars for twenty years, I float the Mackenzie river which is a fast shallow river with a lots of moving from side to side and setting up, I just bought a pair of cataract oars and need to buy blades, what blades do you suggest?s
        Asked on 9/9/2013 by Stan from Portland Oregon

        6 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Stan, fishermen like the Razor Blades because their thin profile makes for quiet entry in the water, plus they are lighter in weight. However, that thin profile makes them more vulnerable to damage if you're rowing in a shallow, rocky stream. Sounds like that might be the case for you. The Magnum Blade, Item # 77302.01, will take more abuse in those conditions and would be my recommendation.

          Answered on 9/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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          I would suggest not purchasing the Razor. I have used the standard Carlisle 6 1/2 blade for years, then got a nice check so thought I was bumping up to a nicer blade with the Razor. After 2 trips - these blades have proven themselves to be highly susceptible to damage. What I thought I was gaining in strength and a lighter weight turned out to be negligible difference.. I would recommend staying with the standard Carlisle blade.

          Answered on 9/11/2013 by Christoffdan from Greenwater, WA
        • VERIFIED BUYER

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          These are excellent oars, light-weight, you won't be disappointed.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 9/12/2013 by Rafter from Folsom,CA
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          I love my Carbon razor's but I row in open water and I have yet to see how
          they take abuse from rivers (rocks and things) I am pretty carful with
          them..

          Answered on 9/13/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

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          Great oar blades. Durable and light weight. Worth the money.

          Answered on 9/27/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

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          Have been using the razors with counterbalanced Carlisle oars for the entire summer on the Green River in a drift boat and a raft. They are a great product. I recommend them over the straight plastic ones. There is more feel with composite ones and they seem to cut the water better as well. As long as you keep them off the rocks and the bottom they seem to be very durable. Wife and daughters went up against rocks here and there and they have held up very well with only minor scratches. However, I recommend the tip guards as the blades are a bit spendy. The razors are definitely worth the extra money and I would recommend them.
          Sent from Samsung tablet

          Answered on 9/27/2013 by Team Schneider from Eden, Utah
      • Cataract Carbon Razor Oar Blade - 7" - Closeout

        Q:

        forgive me if I missed it in the description, but, is this a "floating" oar blade?
        thanks,
        Asked on 5/27/2013 by zendavid from bothell, wa.

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        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, the Razor oar blades float.

          Answered on 5/28/2013 by RJ from Seattle
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, the Razor oar blades float.

          Answered on 5/28/2013 by RJ from Seattle
        • VERIFIED BUYER

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          yes, the blades are "floating" and i recomend getting end caps for them..
          hope this helps
          brian

          Answered on 5/28/2013 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          No, you didn't miss it. We missed putting the fact that it floats in the text. Thanks for the catch.

          Answered on 5/28/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes it much more buoyant than I thought it would be. I like it.

          Answered on 6/24/2013 by Anonymous
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        Q:

        Does the Razor blade float? If yes, does the Razor blade float equally as well as the Magnum blade? Thanks!
        Asked on 9/28/2012 by Beaverbeliever from Salem,OR

        2 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Razor with oar floats. I don't have to use weights with the Razor. Magnum
          are heavier. Use of weights to counter balance results in an oar that
          sinks.
          KD

          Answered on 9/28/2012 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

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          Yes it floats very well. I doint know how well the Magnum Floats but the
          Razor is very buoyant.

          Answered on 9/28/2012 by Anonymous
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