Originally Posted by krashhadley
Will a pair of polecats last as long as cataracts?
Depends on what the water you are rowing on is like, weight of your rig, and abuse you are putting them through. Your wanting a comparison of a specific oar from Sawyer to a line of oars from Cataract. I personally think the Polecats are good for rowing light boats with little possibility of contact with rock. Many folks I know row use them in there drift boats on mellow deeper runs. I have blown up a few Polecats in a commercial whitewater fleet on abusive runs that Cat SGXs, Sawyer MX-Fs,and Sawyer Original Wood oars last a long time on. Oh, and those polecats are definately not going to last as long as your Carlisles, especially the composite blade Sawyer uses.