First, an introduction. I was told to come look here as a good source of info for the scadden boats (and upgrades that one should look at) through Spey pages. I'm Brent, a steelhead fanatic. Spent ~50 days steelheading last year on the Skeena system, bout 3 weeks sleeping in the back of a Ford Escape. Not bad for a dude that lives in the Prairies in Alberta. Anyway, So after beating my oars to death this fall, and waiting for one to fail I'm looking at getting new oars eventually for my Scadden Assault (and not through Dave, as most of you know why). I have found the Cataract Mini-Mags locally which is nice, and I know a few people have had good luck with them. However, I would have to drill them myself to make them fit on a rack-and-pin style oar lock. While this is possible, i've heard enough horror stories of guys wearing through the oars, as well as how hard are they to drill? I don't have a drill press, and not sure if i'd want to do them by hand. I also talked to Sawyer about their SST oars, and they said they would not drill them for me. Is it possible to use the pin system on the scadden as a traditional Pin and Clip system that is out there, or is the pin too small? Any other suggestions, hints, etc? Thanks!