I recently purchased a 14' self bailer raft for use on float hunts, and I am now in the process of choosing oars. With that I'm soliciting recommendations regarding the best oars and oar blades. It seems to me that Carlisle oars would likely be indistructable since they have aluminum shafts (perhaps they'l bend), but it appears they are heavier than Cataracts? Sawyer appears to make a fine oar, but I'm concerned that a wood blade may not be overly durable? I am thinking that a two-piece oar would be the way to go? Lastly weight is a factor, but durability is paramount.
As a side question: Are most folks using oar rights?
Thanks for your recommendations.