Skiff oars custom built to order.


Can build to different construction methods but after 3 years of building skiff oars have settled on the following:

Loom, inboard      Laminated Douglas Fir

Loom Outboard    Laminated Douglas Fir/Western Red Cedar sandwich.

Blade                     WRC on the loom, with hardwood tip and sides.



For a first set of St. Ayles Skiff oars would suggest the following specification which is good for a mix of crews:

Bow - 13’ , 2 & 3 - 13’ 6”, Stroke - 12’ 6”.

Blades 85cm x 12cm. Handle 15”, 39mm diameter.

These are coming out around 4.8kg for the middle oars.


If you are looking for longer/stiffer/lighter … can discuss your requirements.


Junior oars Douglas Fir Composite oars St. Bronagh Skiff oars - pair of double composite oars. St. Bronagh Skiff; set of single oars
Douglas Fir loom, laminated plywood blade. St. Ayles Skiff oars
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To date I have made oars (Junior and/or Composite) for most of the Northern Ireland clubs; Ardglass, Black Neb (Kircubbin), Donaghadee, Dundrum, Portaferry, Killyleagh RC, Killyleagh YC, Portavogie, South Briggs,  Sketrick and Strangford.

Scotland: Avoch, Collieston, Cromaty.