I don't know if you have priced a set of Shaw and Tenney 9 foot oars
lately. The price will take you aback. You can easily spend more than
$300 without the shipping.
I found these on Amazon for just under $100. They are remarkably beautiful and flawless. I have a set of plastic oar collars coming from CLC.
The rudder from Rudder Craft is coming. Can't wait to see it!