I sure am having fun with my 12' pontoon boat!
But I broke a Cataract Kick boat style oar (1 3/8" diameter) this last weekend!
The crazy thing is that I don't think it was on a rock -- but I am not sure.
I was going down into the trough of a fairly big rapid on the S.Fork of the Santiam (about 1/2 mile below Sweet Home) and I pulled back on the oars to keep my 79 year old Father-in-law from getting splashed too much. He hardly got wet at all but the oar snapped in half right at the oarlock.
The adrenalin was pumping and I was standing on the foot pegs off the seat and almost vertical when I pulled on the oars.
Question: Is it possible that it was just water and not on a rock?
The oars are only a couple of months old. Does anyone know if Cataract will cover them under waranty? The place where I bought the boat is contacting Cataract for me.