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Old 04-29-2015   #1
 
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Blades and Oars

I've read that Sawyer blades fit into Carlisle and Cataract shafts, but have heard that it doesn't work the other way around. Can a Carlisle blade be mounted into a Sawyer shaft?

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Sawyer has 2 different shaft sizes. Carlilse blades will fit in the polecats. Their higher end oars have a larger diameter shaft. They make blades that fit both so not all sawyer blades will fit into a carlilse shaft.
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Sawyer makes the higher end shafts in the "small" (normal to carlisle or cataract) diameter as well.

The other issue is the length, Sawyer blades are longer than the others, so if you put a sawyer blade on say a 10' carlisle shaft, you are going to end up with a 10' 3" oar. Or if you put a carlisle blade on an MXS-FG sawyer you would end up with 9' 9".
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I only know since thatís what I have. Got the smaller diameter size since I started with Carlisles so I wouldnít have to switch out locks and could reuse stoppers, etc. and still use the carlisles for backup. Have a couple sets of sawyers now though.

Iíve never tried putting a Carlisle blade on a Sawyer though, guess I could since I have both in the garage, only thing I could think of would be if the button would fit in the hole. The screw sawyer uses is kind of tapered at the top so you can make the blade tight in the shaft as it is backed out, I suppose the top of the carlisle button could be just a tad big to fit.


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Iv'e put Carlisle and cataract spring button blades in sawyer mxs-fg oars just to try it out. They fit, but I can't stand spring buttons and inferior blades. I only run sawyer duramax plastic blades and am still working on homebrew blade designs...
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I just picked up 2 MXG-2X+4 oars. Can anyone explain to me what the 2X+4 means? i need to get a blade for one and not sure if i have the "outfitter" or "standard" diameter. My old carlisle blades do not fit.
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I just picked up 2 MXG-2X+4 oars. Can anyone explain to me what the 2X+4 means? i need to get a blade for one and not sure if i have the "outfitter" or "standard" diameter. My old carlisle blades do not fit.
If Carlisle blades don't fit, then is the outfitter diameter. you can measure the difference, but I can't remember the dia meters exactly. I think the outfitter shafts ate almost 2" whereas the smaller are closer to 1 1/2".

Edit: holy cow that's some bad typing along with shitty auto correct, sorry I didn't proofread!
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Great 411. Thanks for this thread.

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