Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars
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Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars

Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars are a low cost alternative for boaters who prefer synthetic (aluminum shaft and blades) construction. Aluminum oars are lightweight, strong, durable, and won't rot.
 
 
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  • Length: 5 feet through 8 feet in 6 inch increments
  • Approximate Blade Dimensions: 5-1/2" x 24"
  • Shaft Diameter: 1-3/8"
  • Grip Color: Black
  • Shaft Color: Silver Aluminum

 

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
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Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable shaft (7)
  • Good control (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (6), Advanced (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      4.0

      Great oars for my needs!

      By shooterjim

      from ENDICOTT, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer
      Midshipman

      Pros

      • Appears Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Maintenance Free

      Cons

      • 1 38
      • Smaller Shaft Diameter

      Best Uses

      • Backup To Outboard Motor

      Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

      I will use these oars as a backup to the outboard engine on my 12 foot aluminum boat, and for fishing in those locations where gas engines are prohibited. Unlike wooden oars which require periodic refinishing and varnishing, these should be virtually maintenance free for oars which are frequently exposed to the weather. The only drawback I've experienced is that the shaft diameter is 1 3/8" instead of the standard 1 1/2" most oarlocks were designed for. To compensate for this, I made a couple wraps around the aluminum shaft under the oarlock from a cut up rubber truck inner tube. This also prevents metal to metal contact of the oar with the oarlock. I haven't used these oars yet but am confident they will perform well. As is the case with mounting any oarlock to an oar, it is critical to get the correct angle of the paddle surface to the water for the most efficient propulsion. For this, a how to video would be greatly appreciated.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      They're fine.

      By DANIEL J

      from NEW HAVEN, CT

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer
      Ensign

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

            They're sturdy little aluminum oars for my sturdy little aluminum boat. Just what I needed at a fair price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars by Caviness

            By Slingbow

            from St. Catherines Sound and St. Johns River

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Comfortable Shaft
            • Good Control

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • River Running

              Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

              These new style oars are very well made with high quality heavy duty aluminum shafts and great rowing handles w/ contoured shape . The oar blades are very sturdy and I believe the oar hooks/horns and oar hook/horns side-mounts will last along time , as well and the hook/horns shafts and hook side mount shaft holes have a great fit , with the bushings that are in the hook side mounts ! Great products ! My use is for emergency oars system in a 15 ft. fishing sports boat , when needed for back-up !

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good oars

              By Clint

              from Austin, TX

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable Shaft
              • Good Control
              • Solid basic oars

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

                  Nice functional oars, reasonably priced. Not as aesthetically appealing as a nice set of wood oars but good for casual use and where you may not be able to take care of good wooden oars.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Synthetic Oars

                  By coinbaron

                  from Middlefield, CT

                  About Me Advanced

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable Shaft
                  • Good Control
                  • Minimizes Fatigue

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

                      do they make oar collars to keep the composite oars from sliding through the oar locks?

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Exactly what I was looking for!

                      By CJ

                      from Slidell, LA

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable Shaft
                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Day Trips
                        • Small boat rowing

                        Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

                        Needed to replace rotted wooden oars for my duckboat. 5' oars hard to find. Use as back-up for my 3-hp outboard. These oars are lightweight but strong and durable, won't rot,and used with the recommended oarlocks are the perfect emergency-use propulsion. Price is great too!

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        8' synthetic oars

                        By Lois

                        from Maynard, Ma

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable Shaft
                        • Nice strong and light

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small sailboat oars

                          Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

                          I was happy to find a good quality 8' oar that is light but strong. I stow them under the gunwales of my little cape cod catboat. You never know when the wind is going to let you down. These are affordable and sturdy. I made a little collar out of a big O ring so they wont slip through the oar locks. [...]

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good Value

                          By none

                          from Arizona

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Shaft
                          • Good Control

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

                              My application would be made easier if stop collars were available which would fit the shaft and safety the oar above the oarlock.

                              (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              8 foot lightweight Oars

                              By cheshiretink

                              from Athens, OH

                              About Me Casual/ Recreational

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Comfortable Shaft

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

                                  It was very hard to find 8 ft Oars. These oars are lightweight and are perfect for what I will use them for. Received my order in a matter of days. Would highly recommend this company because of their selection, ease of ordering and quick shipment.

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