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Old 03-01-2011, 06:35 PM
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Suggestions for new oars?

Brands, length?

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Old 03-01-2011, 07:27 PM
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What type of boat? Different boats use different lenghts. As for brands I use and highly recommend Cataract Oars SGX Counter Balanced with Magnum Blades. Here is a link to a place with good prices Oars > Cataract Oars

And here is the link to the Cataract website for information
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Thanks.. Hyde Pro High Side

The standard oars are 9 feet.. trying to gauge if I should upgrade, and if so to what..

Those are the exact ones they're suggesting as well.
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The standard oars are 9 feet.. trying to gauge if I should upgrade, and if so to what..

9ft should be good for you, I don't think longer would do much but you could probably go to 9.5 if you want too. I use 9ft on my Cackacraft Fly Pod LP 16ft and they work perfect!!
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Here is the link for Hyde Outdoors Hyde Drift Boats - Built for Fishermen, by Fishermen . LaMoyne and staff will help you choose the right size and model for you.

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I'd also take into consideration what type of water you'll be floating most often. Some oars today are designed for shallower water, for instance.Drift Boat Oars, Handcrafted Wooden Oars, Paddles, Rowing Oars, Sculling, Surf Oars

A friend of ours also swears by Wooden Handled Oars made with Ash Wood, according to him they give more thrust because of the flex involved.

The perfect combination (if affordable) would be to have a set like Davo and Larry have, AND a set of skinny water blades that you can change out when needed. Pop the Magnums off and insert the Skinnies!
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I finally upgraded my oars with the counter balanced oars last season from the same link that Davo posted, couldn't be happier!

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Thanks everyone.. have these coming:

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Looks like a good choice, you won't be disappointed!

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Keep us posted on how the extra 1/2 a foot works for you!! with the counter balance and magnum blades your oars will now float on top when you let go of them. I used to have the older sgg style on my Lavro and the sank like rocks so you had to always ship your oars which was a pain.
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