Originally Posted by mr_diggs
Thanks for the input. Gary emailed me and said that he's waiting to hear from Sawyer, so the oars may be a no-go for me right now. On the other hand, backcountry has the 8.5' and 9.5' shafts on sale (no 9'). Would I be better off with one or the other? I have a 14' boat. Also, is there a place that is best to buy blades from?
You would be better off with the 9.5. Your frame is probably 66". 9' is kinda short for a 14' boat, most of my friends run them on their 13' boats and i have one friend with a 14 who runs 9.5. I also run 9.5 on my 66" cat frame
I think backcountry has 20% additional off one item.
Expect to pay close to $50-75 depending on the blade. If you can't find a source call Andy and Bax in Portland they have decent pricing i think. Its been awhile since i needed new blades