An oar with the feel of wood but the strength and no-maintenance characteristics of synthetic materials is the Cataract. Composite shaft of fiberglass and graphite is light weight and responsive, a real pleasure to row with.
The Cataract SGG oar is filament wound from high-grade composite materials. In this case, from a specific fiberglass and carbon fiber blend that Cataract engineers developed for its combination of toughness, flexibility and resilience. Designed to flex like wood at a fraction of wood’s weight—and without the maintenance issues associated with wood—the SGG provides efficient transfer of your muscle energy into stroke power. Whether you’re rowing a drift boat, a cataraft or a big raft, you’ll feel the difference, especially in serious whitewater. These oars are practically indestructible, with more than twice the breaking strength of aluminum at only sixty percent of aluminum’s weight.
Shaft has a new smooth finish with a coating of clear urethane.
Priced here with shaft only so you can choose between Cataract Magnum blade, Carlisle Outfitter Blade or Sawyer Wood blade.
Push-button Carlisle or Sawyer blades will fit in these Cataract shafts, so you can order them with the blades you’re used to.
Warranty is one year with regular use.
Oar length listed includes the blade in the length.