The Carlisle Oar Shaft is proven around the world with a tough, maintenance free, quality aluminum shaft that gives you maximum strength and performance. The 1 78 diameter thick walled tempered aluminum tubing is sheathed in colorful, abrasion resistant polyethylene tubing. 8' and longer oars have reinforced inner shafts for extra duty strength. Rubber grips cushion the molded plastic handles. Removable blades permit easy storage and transport. Shaft is measured with blade attached. Blade sold separately. Colors in Stock: Blue. Yellow and Black available as a special order.