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Cataract Oars SGG Oar Shaft (Counterbalance and Rope Wrap)


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Why We Like The SGG Oar Shaft

Some boaters will tell you that composite has no business in the world of oars. We believe that most of those people have never experienced the Cataract SGG Oar Shaft with Counterbalance and Rope Wrap.

This raft- and drift boat-ready shaft is designed to flex and rebound like wood, without adding extra weight or maintenance issues. Adding to its efficiency is a four-pound counterweight that does the work for you once the oar is past the oarlock, which really adds up when you're rowing hundreds of times a day. Light, powerful, and responsive, the SGG is Cataract Oars' most popular oar for good reason.

  • Lightweight, counterbalanced oar for efficient rowing
  • Composite construction offers stroke power with less weight
  • Four-pound counterweight assists with each row past the oarlock
  • Shaft comes with rope wrap for quiet rowing
  • Covered grips for comfortable paddling
  • Shaft length includes standard 27in blade (Blade sold separately)
  • Item #CTR000Q

Shaft Material
fiberglass, carbon fiber composite, epoxy
Shaft Length
[8ft] 68.5in, [8.5ft] 74.5in, [9ft] 80.5in, [9.5ft] 86.5in, [10ft] 92.5in, [11ft] 104.5in
Claimed Weight
[10ft] 7lb 14oz
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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

A Must Have!

I've used it several times

If spend any time on the water you will notice how popular Cataract Oars are and for good reason. The point I wanted to make here was how awesome the new handle design is with the thumb notch and the importance of the counterbalance. Super helpful to know the oar position without having to look. It might sound silly but if you have never used counterbalanced oars you are missing out. It crazy how tired your shoulders get without the counterbalance. The internally weighted oars are much cleaner than having to bolt on the external weight as well. Go get you a pair!


Shaft Lengths posted are Actual Lengths

The lengths we have posted will be the actual length of your oar, once you attached the oar.


O Ring Purchased Seperately

You will need to purchase the O Rings separately. That is item number: CTR000K

>Rating: 5

Great new design!

Cataract makes great oars! Their new design on the handles have a place for your thumb, which is an awesome design that allows you to keep your thumb in one place and know the blade position in the water. I just got back from a 3 day raft trip and it was my first time using the new handles and I truly loved them! The counter balance is great too!