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Big fun comes in small packages.
Cataract Oars has been in the business of rafting and drift-boat accessories for years, but instead of focusing solely on the river, the designers turned their eyes to the world of kick boats and pontoons when they created the Kickboat Oar Shaft. This strong, lightweight paddle uses a multi-component composite shaft to deliver performance that flexes and rebounds like wood, but without the extra weight or need for maintenance. Cataract even included its tightly braided rope wrap around the shaft to quiet it against the boat on fishing days and protect the shaft when you dig deep and paddle hard. The end of the handle is notched, which lets you place your thumb in the notch so you can tell the orientation of the oar without taking your eyes off the line ahead of you.
- Ideal oar for small craft propulsion
- Composite construction offers stroke power with less weight
- Single- or two-piece shaft options for convenience
- Rope wrap section reduces noise while paddling
- Handle is notched at end for no-look orientation
- Covered grips for comfortable paddling
- Shaft accepts Mini Cutthroat and Mini Magnum blades
- Item #CTR000P
- Q & A
Love everything but the price...
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
but you often get what you pay for... Bought these to replace a busted cheapo oar/blade that came with my inflatable fly fishing craft. I'm familiar with the drift boat big brethren to these and I've got a set of minimags that seem very similar. Lots of similarities it seems to me in construction and quality. I like the 2-piece as I sometimes take my boats on remote trips requiring trunk, or plane travel and a breakdown oar with detachable blade makes for a compact package and I don't think I'm giving much up in the way of durability or function. And if I should brake an oar blade doing something dumb--I can carry a spare and replace it.