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Ed Llorca
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replace blades

Post by Ed Llorca » March 27th, 2020, 10:54 pm

Hi All,

I have a pair of Dreissigacker Oars with Macon blades. I am thinking it is time to upgrade but oars are wickedly expensive, specially on the west coast with brutal shipping charges. I am willing to buy blades and glue them onto my shafts but I do not know if Dreissigacker shafts have the same taper at the blade end as C2 shafts. does anybody know for sure if they do or dont?

thanks a Million,

Ed

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Re: replace blades

Post by Cyclist2 » March 28th, 2020, 12:14 pm

I don't know the answer, but it seems to me that they permanently glue the blades to the shaft. Trying to remove them and installing new blades may ruin the shaft.

Here is the C2 page on their oars. I recommend calling them and asking. (once the CV lockdown is over).

https://www.concept2.com/oars
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Re: replace blades

Post by jamesg » March 28th, 2020, 3:06 pm

the west coast
Boat and blade manufacturers usually go to rowing events, bringing lots of gear with them. Maybe you can collect locally if there is such an event close to you. Or even get a used pair from a competitor.
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Re: replace blades

Post by c2jonw » March 30th, 2020, 8:58 pm

Concept2 is Dreissigacker- and the blades can be replaced. Check this out:

https://www.concept2.com/service/oars/o ... eplacement

Good luck! JonW
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Re: replace blades

Post by Cyclist2 » March 31st, 2020, 1:17 pm

Good videos.

I think for the OP the removal video would be more critical. Don't want to damage the shaft!

https://www.concept2.com/service/oars/o ... de-removal
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Re: replace blades

Post by Ed Llorca » April 11th, 2020, 12:49 am

Thanks to all of your for your responses. When all this ruckus dies down I will go to the next regatta the vendors will attend.

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