Originally Posted by riverjunky
Thanks for all of your input. I haved decided to go with 10 foot Cataract SGX with H2O counterbalancing and cataract magnum blade. I will let you guys know how things works out.
I am glad to see that in spite of all the twists and turns the thread has taken, the original poster went ahead and made a decision. Should work out just fine.
I only mentioned my wood oars in reference to the issue of blade width. Not to re-open a wood vs plastic debate - though I do enjoy that one. I have never owned Cataract oars, but I rowed an 18 foot bucket boat through the Grand Canyon once with a set of those. They were excellent. If I ever spring for Cataract oar shafts, I would want the Cat blades, too, just to be feng shui. Carlisle blades work great, but they look chintzy on those space-age shafts.