Carlisle Oar Shaft
- Please note: we have experienced cases in which the exterior plastic on Carlisle oar shafts expands up to ¼ inch in hotter weather. While this does not affect the oar’s performance, it can cause difficulty when attempting to attach an oar blade to the shaft. Carlisle is working to improve future production to alleviate this issue. In the meantime, please see the Product Tips section of this webpage to learn some simple fixes to help you get back on the water.
- 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 see the Specs section.
- The 1-7/8" outside 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.
- 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.
If you’ve purchased a recent Carlisle Oar Shaft and have experienced plastic expansion, we suggest the following:
- Once the plastic has cooled, reset it by tapping the blade side of the oar shaft on a hard surface such as a boat ramp or rock. (This will not keep the problem from occurring again but should allow you to attach your oar blade.)
- For a longer lasting fix, use a utility knife to trim the excess plastic from the end of the oar shaft, and from around the push-button hole.
We understand that these solutions are not ideal. If you’d rather avoid this problem altogether, we encourage you to consider Cataract Oar Shafts as an alternative. We’re doing all we can to fix this issue for the future and are ready to assist you in any way we can.
|Weight :||9' shaft weight is 4.85 lbs|
|Shaft Material:||Aluminum encased in polyethylene|
|Shaft Diameter:||1 7/8"|
|Frame Width||Recommended Minimum Length|
Please note that total oar length is measured with the blade on.