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Old 11-22-2013   #1
 
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Oar blade exchange

Will carlisled, sawyer, and cataract or blades exchange on each others shaft?

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Old 11-22-2013   #2
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All the ones I have tried do interchange
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Carlisle will fit Cateract shafts.
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Yes the only difference I've noticed is the sawyer blades has a plastic screw that you use to secure them. But it fits in the same hole with the same diameter and position

They used to have a screw that could damage a cataract shaft if you were using oar rights and the blade hit something that caused the blade to want to spin. The shape of the old screw could crack the shaft. The newer screw is shaped in such a manner that this is very unlikely. At least no more likely than anyone else's blade
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not entirely true

Sawyer does make two different shaft diameters, the smaller is the same as carlisle and cataract, the larger is not, obviously. FYI
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