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Spruce Oars - Spoon Blade (pair)

  • Wooden Oars
  • Timber Oars
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  • Epoxy-reinforced Tips
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  • Barkley Sound Oars
  • Spoon Blade Oars
USD260.14 (inc GST) USD236.49 (exc GST)
1.200 KGS

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Premuim quality sitka spruce wood oars from Canadian company Barkley Sound Oar & Paddle.  These beautiful spoon blade oars are made to the highest standard in lengths from 6 feet to 9 feet in 6 inch increments.  The oars are finished with two thick coats of a high-quality spar varnish.

Sitka spruce is a timber well-known for its high strength to weight ratio. These oars are surprisingly light, with the 8' oars weighing less than 1.3 kilograms each. The 9-foot & 9-foot-six oars are stiffened with ash laminated to the spruce shaft. This results in an oval shaft profile.

Spoon blade oars are the best choice for rowing boats such as whitehalls, wherrys and skiffs, designed primarily as rowing boats. The curve of the blade and thinner edges make the blade more efficient but also more delicate than the straight blade oars. For strength these timber curved-blade oars feature an epoxy tip reinforced with glass strand. 

The oars are supplied without collars.  Oar leathers and plastic oar collars to suit these oars can be purchased separately.

Note that the shipping of oars to some locations can pose challenges and, depending on your loaction, additional costs may apply. We will contact you to discuss further if necessary once your order is received.  Or you can contact us prior to placing your order to discuss.

SKU Overall Length Shaft Diameter Shaft Contruction Blade Length Maximum Blade Width Approx Weight Per Oar
190100 6' 1-3/4"  Round, Laminated Spruce 24" 5-1/2" TBC
190101 6' 6" 1-3/4" Round, Laminated Spruce 24" 5-1/2" TBC
190102 7' 1-3/4" Round, Laminated Spruce 24" 5-1/2" TBC
190103 7' 6" 1-3/4" Round, Laminated Spruce 24" 5-1/2" TBC
190104 8' 1-3/4" Round, Laminated Spruce 24" 5-1/2" TBC
190106 9' N/A Oval, Laminated Spruce & Ash TBC TBC TBC
190107 9' 6" N/A Oval, Laminated Spruce & Ash TBC TBC  TBC


Choosing an Oar Length

The formula for choosing the correct oar length is to take half the boat's beam at the rowlocks (in feet) and times by 25/7. If the boat is over 10' in length then round up to the next 6" size.  If the boat is less than 10' then round down.
Calculating Rowing Oar Length

For example, take a 12' wherry with a 4' beam: Halve 4' to get 2 feet, times this by 25/7 to give 7.14.  The wherry is over 12' in length so take the next size up at 7'6".

Other Considerations:

  • Personal preference - some prefer to row with their hands overlapped, add 6 inches
  • Stowage - if the oars are used for auxilary propulsion only and must be stowed in a restricted place you may reduce the length by 6 inches. Reducing by more may compromise comfort and efficency excessively.

Classic Boat Supplies is the Australian distributor of Barkley Sound Oar & Paddle, Canada

Barkley Sound Oar & Paddle Ltd.

Barkley Sound Oar and Paddle Ltd (BC, Canada) has manufactured high-quality sitka spruce oars and paddles since 1983. The use of light weight sitka spruce and unique blade design make the oars feel light to the hand and efficient to use.

Barkley Sound's range of sitka spruce oars and paddles is available from Classic Boat Supplies.

View Barkley Sound's products currently available on our web site.

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  1. oars 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Aug 2016

    expensive but you have to pay for quality

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