Caviness Basswood Boat Oars
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Caviness Basswood Boat Oars

Caviness Basswood Oars feature select bass wood, great balance, and lightweight at a value price. Single coat synthetic varnish finish. They are a perfect natural wood looking utility oar for everyday use.
 
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  • Lengths: 5 feet through 8 feet
  • Approximate Blade Dimensions: 5" x 21" (6 feet)
  • Shaft Dimensions At Grip: 1-3/8", At Throat: 1-3/8"
  • Approximate Weight: 40 oz. (6 feet)
  • Standard Features: Varnish Finish

 

Quick Oar Length Estimate: Take half (1/2) the distance between the oar locks and multiply by 3, then add 6 inches.

BRAND: Caviness
Type: Oars
3.3 9

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Caviness Basswood Boat Oars
 
3.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day trip (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Recreational (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      Wow just wahat I wanted

      By Tiny

      from Coral, MI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips

        Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

        Wow I ordered a pair of the 8' oars and got them in about 4 days even though they were out of stock when I ordered. They are great. The finish is not furnature quality but is better than I expected. I may add a coat of varnish later.
        Great value and service for a hard to find item.
        I am looking forward to using them on my 14' deep vee rowboat.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        more than i ever thought was possible

        By river rat

        from ludington,mi

        About Me Professional

        Pros

        • Good fit for my boat

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Day Trips

          Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

          i use the oars for river trips and love them. light weight, good control,and very comfortable. mine have a great finish and great wood grain. i did put two more coats of marine varnish on them for piece of mind. all oars should come with padded grips and these did not.like em...

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good Value

          By Capt. Mike

          from Bristol, RI

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Minimizes Fatigue

          Cons

          • Finish

          Best Uses

            Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

            Caviness Basswood Oars are a great value for the price. They are perfect fit for skiffing out to mooring and poking around the harbor. Admittedly the finish is disappointing and coarse. I found it more cost effective to improve this easily myself with a quick 180 grit sand and 2 overcoats of polyurethane. Any finish or paint will improve these oars to help prolong the life and integrity of wood. These oars are lightweight and stiff with a narrower shaft than older traditional oars. Solid hardwood oars typically cost twice to 3x as much. This oar meets expectations for value price. Oars and paddles are sold individually, not in pairs.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Oars don't match!

            By Hydrologist

            from Lakeland, FL

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Touring

                Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

                I have an 8-foot Caviness oar and ordered a second to have a pair. Unfortunately, the diameters and lengths don't match. This is very disappointing. The finish is minimal, but that is not a problem as I was planning to sand and finish both to match.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Would not buy again.

                By Rich

                from Michigan

                About Me Recreational

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor quality
                  • Shaft too thin

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

                    These are crudely built and poorly finished. One was 1/2 inch longer and was not finished on the end. Grips were also 1/2 inch off. I may return them but the shipping is a problem. They will not make your dinghy look good.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Value!

                    By Jim

                    from Wilmington, MA

                    About Me Recreational

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable Shaft
                    • Good Control
                    • Light weight yet durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Day Trips

                      Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

                      I use them to row a 14' row boat I use for fishing. The oars are light weight so they are easy to handle.
                      They could use additional finish coatings to protect and prolong the life of these oars.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      2.0

                      small diameter

                      By John

                      from Charlestown, MD

                      About Me Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Can't find collars

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

                          First reviewer is right, the oars need another coat of poly on them. I don't know whay he rated something that would need hours of additional word as being 5 out of 5 stars.

                          The shaft diameter is 1 5/16ths inches, which is smaller than most oar lock collars and oar locks. Now I have to buy new, smaller oar locks. You get what you pay for.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Functional but mismatched wood colors

                          By jjohnson

                          from Mississippi

                          About Me Recreational

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                            Cons

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                                Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

                                These oars are priced well and seem to be well constructed, other than the fact that they have almost no varish and the wood color is mismatched. This would not have been a problem to me had boath oars been the same, one was a solid color, the other had three diferent color pieces of wood glued together.[...]

                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great rows.

                                By JT

                                from Anderson, SC

                                About Me Recreational

                                Pros

                                • Great piece of wood

                                Cons

                                • Minimal factory finish

                                Best Uses

                                • Pleasure or necessity

                                Comments about Caviness Basswood Boat Oars:

                                I purchased these oars to replace a pair that I had had for years. The grandsons managed to lose one and one oar doesn't work real well. Factory finish is minimal so I will sand down and apply several layers of varnish. The wood working is excellant. Good value for the bucks spent.

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