Anyone ACTUALLY received Scadden power stroke oars?

Stonefish

Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater
#16
Another post on poor service from Scadden. Not really a surprise.
The circle will be complete when we get a wolf attacked my Scadden thread.
 
#17
Sorry, my response was directed at Ron's post; I have also read about other people who have ordered the oars from Scadden after using their boats and standard oars for a while. I am aware of his pricing/discount model but the oar thing still it leaves me scratching my head. You might try canceling/refunding your order for Power Stroke oars and buying the SST Camo oars from Sawyer as they have them in stock.
That's OK, no offense taken. Therein lies the problem though. He is really quick to take your money, but not give it back.

I have to admit though, so far I have really enjoyed the camaraderie and " (not to mention all the really weird humor!) ;)" of this forum. I do hope everything works out for everyone here!
 
#18
I sure do like the look of a few Scadden boats, but there is NO WAY I would every give that man a dime of my money at this point. I'm all for giving someone the benefit of the doubt, and second chances and all that... Everyone makes mistakes after all, but this isn't some dude on Craigslist. I can purchase his boats through the Cabelas catalog for crying out loud!

For the life of me I don't understand Scadden. Hard to imagine someone so unable to get their shit together. Reading the average Scadden thread around the interwebs isn't terribly different than reading the NewTyer1 thread on this forum.
 
#19
I sure do like the look of a few Scadden boats, but there is NO WAY I would every give that man a dime of my money at this point. I'm all for giving someone the benefit of the doubt, and second chances and all that... Everyone makes mistakes after all, but this isn't some dude on Craigslist. I can purchase his boats through the Cabelas catalog for crying out loud!

For the life of me I don't understand Scadden. Hard to imagine someone so unable to get their shit together. Reading the average Scadden thread around the interwebs isn't terribly different than reading the NewTyer1 thread on this forum.

I really wonder how this mess works ordering from Cabelas with the 4-6 months wait and all of the missing parts and wrong parts. Unfortunately I ordered from the man himself.
 
#20
I really wonder how this mess works ordering from Cabelas with the 4-6 months wait and all of the missing parts and wrong parts. Unfortunately I ordered from the man himself.

I've often wondered the same. Wondered if going through Cabelas would be a safer approach. Not that I care to find out.
 

BDD

Active Member
#23
There are some companies out there that provide a quality carbon fiber oar as the standard package on their pontoon boats rather than a cheap aluminium oar so you don't have to upgrade.

Just saying. ;)
 
#24
I just purchased the Assault a month or two ago. But based on the what I heard here, I just got the basic boat. I'll order the upgraded oars from either sawyer or similar and take
the middle man and the uncertainty out of the equation. I did order the optional anchor mount which was back ordered. Which reminds me to give a call to see when I can expect it.
I thought about the Cabela's angle but they don't stock it at the store, just drop ship from NFO and they don't sell anything but the base model so it wouldn't help with the oars. As far a BDD indicating carbon oar as std on other craft, I doubt any comparable boat at his show prices would have them. So over all I'm happy with the purchase but I didn't have high expectations for the service going in.
 
#25
Why would anyone order the "Power Stroke" oars from Scadden instead of just getting them from Sawyer, who makes them for him? Scadden gives them a new name and charges $450 for the $260 Sawyer SST oars with the old flower power graphics. I personally like the new camo pattern better and Sawyer will drill the hole and put reinforcing wrap on the shafts if you want. In my book, a macho-sounding name, ugly graphics and sloowww delivery are not worth the extra $190 Scadden charges for them - but to each his own. BTW, if you get them from Sawyer, you also have the option of getting longer oars; I find that Scadden's oars are always way too short for my tastes.

http://www.paddlesandoars.com/Oars/SAWYER-CAMO-SST-OAR/

Has anyone ordered the oars direct from Sawyer? I'm just concerned about the drilling & wraps. Any info would be appreciated. I have the Assault XX & was thinking of upgrading my oars as well
 
#26
41FFVQ2P9wL__SL500_AA300_.jpg sawyer oar.JPG I ordered a pair of Camo SST's from my local Kayak shop. I thought about it the day after and called Sawyer directly they explained their dynel wrap they use for pinning style oar locks. I gave them my name and the name of the shop I ordered from. They arrived at my Kayak shop with the dynel wrap and I paid the upcharge for the wrap just as they said. I did purchase a this portable drill press with a notched V-block to center and secure the oar shaft. I took a lot more time than normal to make absolutely sure where I drilled and that it was perfectly centered. Don't just grab a hand drill and think you'll have it centered. Probably the next pair I'll order directly from Sawyer from their website
 

Freestone

Not to be confused with freestoneangler
#29
Has anyone ordered the oars direct from Sawyer? I'm just concerned about the drilling & wraps.
Sawyer is one of the best oar mfg. on the planet (many say the best) and they routinely drills holes in oar and paddle shafts to make them 2pc, make interchangeable blades, etc. I would trust them to do the job over anyone else. Plus, I would bet that they sell the oars to Scadden already drilled and wrapped and that he isn't doing it himself.
 

Rob Ast

Active Member
#30
If you believe it, Jim Wheeler said that the problem is actually with the new owners at Sawyer. He switched to Cataract oars because he could not get a reliable supply from Sawyer currently.
 

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