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:
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.
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.