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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4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

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    (5)

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    (5)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable shaft (8)
  • Good control (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (8), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars by Caviness

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...Read complete review

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 !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They're fine.

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

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

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4.0

Good solid oars to replace my broken oars of 20 years.

By dchieu

from NY, NY

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable Shaft
  • Good Control

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

      One of the purchased oars had a factory defect. But Brian Perry of Jamestown Distributors was instrumental in providing great customer service. A replacement was sent shortly after. Many thanks Brian.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      These will get you there

      By Dodo

      from georgia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Caviness BOS Synthetic Oars:

            No maintenance. Strong but light. No worries about scratching them up.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great oars for my needs!

            By shooterjim

            from ENDICOTT, WA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            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

            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

                  (4 of 4 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.

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