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Old 05 July 2022, 15:12   #1
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Two Piece Avon Oars

Are the two piece Avon oars with the stainless steel joints still available on the market? I have seen a couple of companies selling them with plastic joints but not the stainless ones.
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Old 06 July 2022, 12:56   #2
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Must admit I've never seen stainless ones - my Avon Redstart's oars from 20+ years ago are plastic joints and have worked/survived beautifully!
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Old 06 July 2022, 13:41   #3
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Those older Avon and Zodiac oars are so well made.

Here are the two examples I've owned with such oars. I like a good wooden oar as opposed to an alloy tube and plastic blade.
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I had an email today from a company that sells the Avon two piece oars with the plastic parts and they say that the ones with the stainless clips are no longer manufactured. Will have to watch eBay closely and see if a pair come up.
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Must admit I've never seen stainless ones - my Avon Redstart's oars from 20+ years ago are plastic joints and have worked/survived beautifully!
I bought a redstart last summer and you sent me too the shed to look,i knew it was old and yes it has the stainless joints ,so like a bit of quality ,but no plans to sell . Slightly curios about the hole in the centre of the blades ,were they there from new ? or did imine belong to a lightweight ?
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It sounds like I might be able to help. Have a look at this wooden oar with a stainless joining mechanism.

https://www.ribstore.co.uk/products/...b27fe792&_ss=r

Jointed Wooden Oars
Easy to assemble / dismantle with stainless steel connection
Marine wood
Available as a pair or singularly
Specifications:
Shaft diameter: 36mm
Length assembled: 165cm
Length dismantled: 86cm
Weight: approximately 3kg per pair

Hope this helps!

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Hopefully the above is an image of the oars I've mentioned...not convinced I've done it right though!
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Ribstore, I think youíve cracked it thank you.
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No problem at all - I have a pair of these oars I'm sending out today, so if they're for you, keep an eye out for your dispatch and tracking details email
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I bought a redstart last summer and you sent me too the shed to look,i knew it was old and yes it has the stainless joints ,so like a bit of quality ,but no plans to sell . Slightly curios about the hole in the centre of the blades ,were they there from new ? or did imine belong to a lightweight ?
Certainly our 2000-vintage Redstart, which we've owned from new, has no holes in the blades. Cavitation from rowing too fast perhaps?!
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Slightly curios about the hole in the centre of the blades ,were they there from new ?
Somebody probably drilled them so they could lock them to the dinghy.

Have fun with it, Avon's are the best little dinghies ever.
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