The SeaGrade wooden oars are elegant, well-balanced oars crafted from laminated clear timber for strength and light weight. The looms are tapered to make the oars feel balanced for a smooth rowing stroke and the blades are finely shaped to break the surface of the water with minimum splashing and wasted energy.
The handles are ergonomically shaped and left unvarnished for wet grip when rowing.
Made by Lahnakoski, a fourth-generation family business in Finland that specialises in wooden oars.
Each pair of oars comes pre-fitted with black plastic collars.
These are metric length wooden oars and the imperial measurements are a close approximation.
|Length||Blade Size||Shaft Diameter||Weight (each)|
|6′ (1.8 m)||112 × 540 mm||44 mm||1440 g|
|6′ 6″ (1.95 m)||112 × 540 mm||44 mm||1490 g|
|7′ (2.1 m)||112 × 580 mm||44 mm||1600 g|
|7′ 6″ (2.25 m)||112 × 580 mm||44 mm||1720 g|
|8′ (2.4 m)||115 × 600 mm||44 mm||1830 g|
|8′ 6″ (2.55 m)||115 × 600 mm||44 mm||1950 g|
|9′ (2.7 m)||115 × 600 mm||44 mm||2060 g|
|10′ (3 m)||120 × 700 mm||45 × 47 mm||2520 g|
Please note that, because these are wooden oars, the weights are approximate and will vary.
Work out what oar length you need by multiplying the rowlock span (the beam of the boat where the rowlocks are positioned) by 1.5 and adding 6 inches. Add another few inches if you prefer to row with the handles overlapping. This is only a guideline, so round up or down according to preference.
To keep your oars in top condition, store them in a dry place away from direct sunlight when not in use. If the varnish is damaged, it's best to sand it and recoat it as soon as you can to keep them protected.