Sawyer 10' Polecat Fiberglass Oar Shaft, single piece

Sawyer 10' Polecat Fiberglass Oar Shaft, single piece
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Price: $129.00
Manufacturer: Sawyer
Shipping Weight: 43.00 lbs



Please note that the actual length of this shaft is 7-1/2' (90"), and not ten feet. It is ten feet with the blade. Also note that we are no longer taking shopping cart orders for single oar shafts, though as yet there is nothing in the actual cart to prevent single-shaft orders. If you want a single oar shaft please contact us by phone at 925-820-BOAT and we'll see what we can do.

Sawyers's Polecat shafts have a beefy reinforced end where the blade hole is drilled, and these are just as strong as Sawyer's more expensive composite shafts, albeit a tad heavier.

It is important to note that you can mix Carlisle blades with Sawyer shafts, but the overall length of a Sawyer blade is 2.5" longer than a Carlisle blade - and the length of their shafts is 2-1/2" less than Carlisle's equivalent. This means that if you mix a Sawyer brand shaft for the 9' length with a Carlisle blade, the oar will actually end up being only 8'9-1/2" long, not a full nine feet. If you put a Sawyer blade in a Carlisle shaft, you will have an extra 2-1/2".

Raft Oars Details

Two other important details regarding Sawyer shafts:
(1) Since the blade end on the shaft is reinforced with a second, thicker outer layer (the striped portion on the left in the picture), and the handle end has a round protruding retainer screw head, the standard version Oar Sleeves will not slip over them unless you take out the screw. Even then it is difficult. best to purchase our slit sleeves, listed in this section. Cutting the slit in an oar sleeve with either a chop saw or a table saw is dicey work that involves holding the sleeve with your hand, or creating a mickey-mouse jig for the chop saw. Not something we advise you to try at home kids.
(2) The little set screw that helps hold the handle in protrudes from the shaft a bit. And these oars cannot be shipped to dealers one to a box without massive packaging & UPS upcharges. This is an important detail, because what it means to you is almost every Sawyer Polecat shaft has some degree of marring adjacent to this set screw. In other words, when they are shipped to dealers - usually 8 or 10 to a box - the screws rub and dig into the oar next to them. And this means many of them have anything from fairly minor scratches to significant rubs & indentations near the handle end, in a circumference line with this set screw. Understand this before you order. We cannot ship oars back and forth for exchange because of this cosmetic defect. Even with the deepest of gouges from the set screws, the shaft's strength is utterly unaffected and if they did ever break at this point on the shaft, they are fully warrantied.

If you want two-piece Sawyer shafts we do stock this size most of the time. We can order other sizes but Sawyer's lead time is always long. Sawyer shafts are yellow (they make black, and the white shown in the photo above as well, but both are very hard to find if you drop them in the river).

One-piece Shaft for 10' size Polecat oar: $129 each, for orders of two or three. Shopping cart prices are for orders of two or more shafts, no singles. Oversize UPS fees apply.

Sawyer Polecat Oar Features

  • Solid Fiberglass whitewater oar
  • Use with Sawyer's interchangable blades via TiteSet Blade Lock - solid, fail safe connection that won't rattle or jam up
  • Comes standard in high visibility yellow with extra reinforcing at blade end
  • Laminated Fir barrel handle with vinyl grip covers

Sawyer Oar Blade Specifications

  • Shaft diameter: 1- 5/8" I.D. (1- 21/32" at blade end)

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