So I have A ProP (which I luv) and am currently using Two peice Catarac Mini-mag 7.5' oars. I've replaced the set two years ago due to cracking but have 1 solid spare. This isn't the first set I've been thru, they seem to be attrached to rocks and don't hold up to well to regular abuse (I say regular because you gonna hit a rock on almost any river) and I am not trying to break rocks with them either. I have also used the Sawyer SST one year and my partner ended up folding the blade around the shaft (ATIGUN!!!) after raking back really hard on a turn, turning it into a Toothpick.
So here are my questions for the board:
Has anyone replaced just the blade on the Catarac's? Is it possible?
WHat preferance do you all have towards Oars?
Dependability and Durability of Oars? (is my problem common)
WHy the hell is shipping so much? Lol
I prefer the 7.5' only because I haven't tried any other size but that allows for good manuverability in tight spaces, but the two peice are key for transport. Fire away!!