I didn't see this discussed in the last year so I'll throw it out there...You guys with 10" Maxxon's or other 10-11' tubes...what are you finding to be the best oars in 7 1/2 or 8'. I think were sort of in no-man's- land here as far as oars. We don't have "toy boats" and not full size river cats/rafts either. For the 10' 'toon I'm building with the Maxxons, it feels like the standard Cataracts and Carlisles are just to heavy. Overkill on a lake for sure and maybe even for whitewater. I've found two oars that seem like good possible options. One is the Cataract Mini-mag oar. It looks like they don't come in 8' but only 7 1/2. A guy over at a "famous" Portland store told me they've had lots of problems with the blades. They just won't take a beating. The other oar is by The Creek Company. They come in 7' or 8'. I saw some at Cabela's here in Boise and they are 7' so they won't work for me. I wish they did. They're on sale for $33/ea. They look like a pretty strong oar. They're 3-piece which wouldn't be my first choice but they still look OK. They're lighter than the C's and C's mentioned above. It doesn't look like Cabela's carries them anymore but you can order from the Creek Company. Someone told me they thought Carlisle made them.