Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets
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Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets

Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets feature a burnished finish. These sockets are designed to work with 1/2" straight shank bronze oarlocks. Use flathead or ovalhead #10 bronze screws, sold separately. Sockets are sold by the pair.
 
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BRAND: Perko
Metal: Bronze
Type: Oarlock Sockets
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Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets
 
3.0

(based on 8 reviews)

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5.0

Great Bronze Top Mount Oralockj Sockets

By Boatbuilder in Bolton

from Bolton, MA

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • accurately cast/machined
  • well finished

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets:

      Read the varying reviews of the Perko top mount oarlocks provided by Jamestown Distributers and was concerned that they may not meet the quality of the Arch Davis Penobscot 14 sailing dinghy that I'm completing. I ordered them on the basis of the quality of material that I've received from Jamestown Distributers (screws, epoxy, etc.). Received them 36 hours after ordering and they were very well finished and definitely up to the standard of quality that I would include in a boat I have invested a substantial amount of time & effort building.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Might be better quality now

      By NJ Melonhead

      from NJ

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Touring

          Comments about Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets:

          I saw the ominous reviews and checked out Perko's web site. The pictures of the item there made the item look to be sand-cast and unburnished as the reviews suggest. I searched the web and found that Shaw & Tenny and Grpaeview also sell top-mount oarlocks. I contacted Grapeview and they said that they sell Perkos and that they are nicely formed & finished, so I ordered a pair. They do look nice. Perhaps Perko has improved quality and Jamestown has older stock?

          The part number for the item I received from Grapeview is Perko #0831DP0PLB

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          • No
           
          3.0

          Rough casting

          By Northern Spy

          from Carlisle, PA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Heavy Bronze
          • Smooth Socket

          Cons

          • Rough Casting
          • Shallow Countersinks

          Best Uses

            Comments about Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets:

            Catalog text says "burnished" - this is misleading, casting is very rough and needs to be dressed with a file before use. Countersinks are very shallow and need to be deepened to accept #8 or #10 screws. On plus side, inside of socket is well-finished, and it doesn't take long to fix the problems. Overall reasonable value for the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Suitable for thier functional use

            By Jeff

            from Palm Harbor, FL

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Solid Construction

            Cons

            • Tight shaft

            Best Uses

            • Good non-corrosive lock

            Comments about Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets:

            Yes, they are rough. After all this is a sand casting. It can be honed down & polished if you want the "princess look". You will pay the higher price for labor. My only concern was different size oarlock shafts, which vary from one to the next. I bought two pair and there is a disparity from one to the next. Manufacturer needs better quality control. I will hone out and polish to suit my needs. Overall a very acceptable oarlock for the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Not all that bad

            By Capt. Jim

            from Wisconsin

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets:

            I ordered two pairs of these oarlock sockets and found them to be more satisfactory than other reviews had led me to believe. The castings are not "perfect", but appear to be rugged and very appropriate for all but the most elegant rowing skiffs.

             
            1.0

            Very unfinished

            By Alex the boatbuilder

            from Knife River, Minnesota

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets:

            Yes, these oarlock sockets are bronze and they do fit a 1/2" shank oarlock. That's really all the praise that can be given. They are poorly cast and, aside from the shaft hole, they are not machined at all. Since they are bronze you can dress them up with a belt sander and end up with an acceptable piece. Better plan on doing some work.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Bad casting

            By wildbillboat

            from Hampstead NC

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets:

            This product is a very rough casting of very low quality.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Quality ?

            By Dave

            from Bloomingdale Ohio

            About Me Recreational

            Pros

              Cons

              • Twisted top plate
              • Wrong demensions

              Best Uses

                Comments about Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets:

                Top plate was twisted on one pice.Outside socet demenson given is 1 in. It measures 3/4 in.

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