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    I was wondering if anyone out there had any recommendations as to the best place to purchase oars. Basically who has the best prices around the area.

    I am looking for the composite kind that break down. Like the Carlilse or the Saywers.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Id give a shout out to the guys at alaska raft and kayak
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    if you happen to be in fairbanks instead of anchor town, you might check with Blue Moose... i was in their shop this weekend and he had a few sets.

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    I didn't know Carlilse made composite oars. They are known for their plastic clad aluminum oars & paddles. Cataract makes nice composite oars though, and they are less expensive than Sawyers. I usually buy mine at Ak Raft & Kayak, but sometimes Sportsman's Warehouse has a good price on a limited selection of oars.

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    I am a dealer for the cataraft oars here on the Kenai.
    I carry a few on hand.
    Mostly the PoleCats in lengths of 9ft 10ft 11ft range
    I also have some extenders
    I carry a few different blades, such as the ultralights to the standard outfitters.
    I charge you the actual price of freight direct from Oregon where they make them.
    I don't mark them up much due to the frieght costs, just enough to make it worth my time. The reason I work with Cataraft is because they will custom make the oars for me to the exact size I desire.
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    I find NRS has very good shipping prices if you can't find something locally. Check out http://WWW.NRSWEB.COM They're really a good bunch of people.

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    We do that! That is my new line. Yes BMR carries the line I only have 9ft available at this time however we do have a shipment coming in NLT Friday.

    Shop Shop Shop.

    Remember if your buying from NRS direct you pay retail plus shipping.

    Ask, Jim, Max , Alaska Raft and Kayak as well as BMR if they are still running any show specials. Normally most of us will honor them up to 2 weeks after a show.

    Best of luck

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    NRS all the way.........best prices and shipping is cheap....

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    west marine is now carrying carlisle and cataract oars. Pretty decent pricing too.

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    Hmmm. Jeff moves his employment from AK Raft & Kayak to West Marine, and now they sell Cataract and Carlisle. Is this just a coincidence?

    I buy local unless I can save a bunch by ordering. Usually can't with stuff like oars.

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    I bought 3 Cataract shafts last year, and Cascade Outfitters had better shipping fee's than NRS. Bought the blades locally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Strutz View Post
    Hmmm. Jeff moves his employment from AK Raft & Kayak to West Marine, and now they sell Cataract and Carlisle. Is this just a coincidence?
    Did Jeff sell AKR&K? I thought he was the owner?

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    I thought so too, but I guess he was just the manager. I'm hearing all this third hand though, so never mind me.

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