Carlisle's tough, maintenance-free, quality tempered aluminum shafts are sheathed in colorful, abrasion-resistant polyethylene tubing. Molded plastic handles are made more comfortable with foam rubber grips. Removable blades make for easy storage and transport. 8' and longer shafts have a reinforced inner shaft for maximum strength. Take apart oars are great for transporting.
Shaft size includes handle and blade. Oars sold individually Blade sold separately
We row a 13' Hyside raft with a stern frame and the full size spare oar we used previously was always in the way of bow paddlers when strapped to the side of the boat. The Carlisle breakdown oar works great because it can be strapped to the stern behind the oarsman and is compact and out of the way but within easy reach when needed. Small disadvantage is the handle grip is slightly different than the Cataract oars we use but not a big deal. I would definitely recommend this product.
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Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend