Sawyer 9-1/2' Polecat Fiberglass Two-Piece Oar Shaft

Sawyer 9-1/2' Polecat Fiberglass Two-Piece Oar Shaft
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Price: $159.00
Manufacturer: Sawyer
Shipping Weight: 30.00 lbs

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Description

Special order - see below. Please note that the actual length of this shaft is 7' (84"), and not 9-1/2 feet. It is nine and a half feet with the blade installed. Also note that we are no longer taking shopping cart orders for single oar shafts, even though as yet there is nothing in the actual cart to prevent single-shaft orders. On a lot of the common single-piece shaft sizes we can accept a single shaft order with a packaging upcharge, but we will not sell these two-piece shafts as singles, sorry.

Due to a very low volume of sales on this particular size of shaft in general, and especially the two-piece version, we are no longer stocking this one on the shelf. Please allow up to six weeks delivery time. Sawyer is pretty slow most of the time, and even slower during the Srping and Summer.

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".

Two other important details regarding two piece 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 Sleeve needs to be slid on the long half when the shaft is apart. Note that we said "the long half". On two piece Sawyer shafts, the joint is NOT in the middle. Sawyer splits them in such a way that if you leave the blade installed, then take apart the shaft joint, you will have two equal length sections each about 5'3" in this case. We only stock the 2-piecer's in the 10' length now.
(2) The little set screw that helps hold the handle in protrudes from the shaft a bit. This is important because it means almost every Sawyer shaft has some degree of marring that occurs during shipping because of these set screws. They may have anything from fairly minor scuffs to deeper rubs near the handle end. Please understand this before you order because we won't ship oars back and forth for exchange because of this cosmetic defect. Even with the deeper scratches the shaft's strength is utterly unaffected, and if they did ever break at this point on the shaft, they are fully warrantied.

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).

Two-piece shaft for 9'6" size Polecat oar: $159 each. Shopping cart prices are for orders of two or three shafts. This size is subject to UPS's "oversize 1" fees, which are billed at the 30 pound rate.

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