Note: Unless otherwise specified, our sculling oars are built to a standard, centered length of 288 cm, allowing a range of settings from 285 cm to 291 cm. Shorter custom sets at 285 or 286 centered length are available upon specific request. Unless you are using the oars for alternative applications (ocean rowing), we do not recommend longer lengths. Sweep oars can be built to custom centered lengths upon request, otherwise 371 cm for junior girls and masters women, and 373 cm for junior boys and masters men. For collegiate and elite crews, women's oars are centered at 372 cm, men's at 374 cm. If you wish to make a length change to an order once production has begun, this can be extremely difficult. Oars are cut to a specific length and holes for the adjustable mechanism are drilled in a specific place. It is possible to patch and reposition (at no charge) your components with only superficial cosmetic effects, but there will be a 25% surcharge to begin a new order.
Please keep in mind that each oar is hand-assembled, and to some degree this may result in a rough or utilitarian finish appearance. During manufacturing in Australia, minor cosmetic imperfections are a natural part of the rolling, molding and curing processes. The assembly process here in the stateside workshop may also produce its share of superficial scratches and blemishes, especially when order specifications require cut-downs or other modifications. These cosmetic imperfections in no way affect the performance of the oar or diminish oar value. Therefore, we cannot accept complaints about differences in surface appearance, gelcoat primer fairing or spray coverage, shaft wrap-tape pattern, or any issue not related to structural integrity and performance. These cosmetic issues are like fingerprints--unique cosmetic characteristics unrelated to functionality. Your oar is designed to be a heavy leverage tool with rugged durability. Accordingly, your oars are structurally tested and certified before leaving the workshop.
Prices as of November 16, 2012.