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Old 04-20-2016   #1
 
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Oar Blade size for Aire Puma

Hi Guys,

Picking up a Aire Puma this week and planning associated purhcase. I have never had this narrow of a boat and planning on getting 7'5" oars. I am thinking the amount of oar I have on the inside of the oarlocks will be less than on a larger boat. So the amount of leverage on the oars will be less. Trying to decide if the 6 inch blades might work better than the 8 inch blades in this application. Anyone have any recommendations / experience to share?

Thx!

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Old 04-20-2016   #2
 
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6" blades.
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FWIW, I really like my 8' oars on my 48" wide NRS frame with 8" towers. I row either a MiniMax, Culebra, or Super Puma with that set up plus magnum blades. I don't know about skinny blades.
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Mags are 6.5. 8' oars work with tall towers. 8' oars is what I run on my storm. Also on a spider, similar to a super but the width is about the same. Carlisle uses double wall on 8' oars and up so the 7.5 aren't as beefy.
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Thx for the feedback.

Good to know on the difference between the 7'5" vs 8" Carlisle oars. So sounds like I should go with the 8' oars and the 6 inch blades.
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Just finished putting it all together. See if I Can get it wet tomorrow.[IMG] by Doug, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Cat magnums are actually 7". Far supirior to a Carlisle blade in my opinion
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Awesome boat man.
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Cat magnums are actually 7". Far supirior to a Carlisle blade in my opinion
Hmmm never used them. Not sure I would notice the difference
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Awesome boat man.
Thx. Should be fun.
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