Oar Leathers
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  • Oar Leathers

Premium Oar Leathers

These Premium oar leathers protect oars from chafing and give your oars or paddles a traditional look. Use saddle soap to clean.

Oar leathers protect your oars' shafts when using round oar locks. The buttons prevent the oar from slipping through the locks. Sold in pairs. It is best to install the oar leathers using copper cut tacks. These leathers will surely save the life of your oars while providing you with a pleasant rowing experience.

Copper Tacks are now offered in lots of 25 for those installing oar leathers. (Tacks sold separately)

 
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Set includes:

  • Traditional heavy grade marine treated leathers (2 ea)
  • Leather strips for collar, 13 in (2 ea)
  • Note: Copper tacks not included, must be purchased separately. Typically requires ~ 20 tacks.

 

BRAND: Perko
Material: Leather
Type: Oar Leathers
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2.8

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A classy way to upgrade your oars

The salty way to quiet your oars and save the varnish. Do yourself a favor and get the copper tacks too. Don't use steel tacks especially if you are on salt water.

The salty way to quiet your oars and save the varnish. Do yourself a favor and get the copper tacks too. Don't use steel tacks especially if you are on salt water.

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Total ripoff for the price.

I would never purchase this again. I would choose a much cheaper manmade material instead. They look classic but boy did I feel ripped off when it came. I am sure a local...Read complete review

I would never purchase this again. I would choose a much cheaper manmade material instead. They look classic but boy did I feel ripped off when it came. I am sure a local fabric shop/boot shop could get me scrap pieces of leather for free.

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2.0

Not Happy With Oar Leather Kit

By Tahoe Boater

from Tahoe, California

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

Button material too short for both my own oars I am repairing and the new set of oars which I purchased from Jamestown. Will have to purchase additional material to complete the project properly.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

as advertised

By Duckman Terry

from Ocean city, NJ

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Control
  • Minimizes Fatigue

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips

    Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

    Rowing, picking up and setting out duck decoys.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great protection at a price.

    By GARYM

    from MERCER, WI

    About Me Advanced

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Reduces Rattling

    Cons

    • No Instructions

    Best Uses

      Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

      This kit includes very robust pieces of leather to attach to your oars and strips for the buttons, but no instructions to go with it. There is a pdf available if you search for it and that should get you through the install. Have used these before and the leathers outlasted the oars. This time they are going on a handmade set.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Even a Little Old Lady can do it...

      By Jane, 79

      from Merrimack River, Amesbury MA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy to install
      • Functional To Row With

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • River Running

        Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

        Helpful when rowing around Point shore on the Merrimack River, Amesbury MA

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Hard to manage...

        By Cat

        from Nyack, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Hard to install

          Best Uses

            Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

            Oar locks still slid over the leather strip. Not enoughleather to go around twice. Need more than one box of tacks unless you are VERY careful and don't ruin any.
            Remains to be seen how they hold up. First month of use...
            Honestly, I'm not sure theya re worth the money. Almost as hard to install as the rubber ones.

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            • No
             
            1.0

            Wouldn't buy again

            By PWCOOLBREEZE

            from NOVATO, CALIFORNIA

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

            Collars should be 3/8" thick, then one loop will suffice. What they send isn't long enough to loop my oar 3 times. Not exactly "traditional" using copper nails, better to hole punch the leather and lace it up. Not to mention.. nails leave holes in your oars and influx of water will rot em out. My opinion.... waste of money. Ended up buying from another supplier.

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            • No
             
            1.0

            would not purchase this product

            By ohkwai

            from stayton, or.

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

            it would have been nice if they told us we had to order tacks! could have got leather free! doesn't say anything about needing tacks. product coming back!!!! wuld not recommend!!!

             
            4.0

            Get enough tacks!

            By JAG

            from Donnelly, ID

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

            I am pleased with the quality of leathers. Application not as easy as I expected, but I was able to do an okay job; more directions would be helpful. However, one box of 25 tacks is not enough--get two because they are extremely difficult to find.

            (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Total ripoff for the price.

            By Whitewater pizzaguy

            from SW wyoming

            Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

            I would never purchase this again. I would choose a much cheaper manmade material instead. They look classic but boy did I feel ripped off when it came. I am sure a local fabric shop/boot shop could get me scrap pieces of leather for free.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A classy way to upgrade your oars

            By Bob the boater

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to install
            • Good looking
            • Quiet
            • Saves wear and tear on oa

            Cons

            • A little pricey

            Best Uses

            • General rowing

            Comments about Perko Premium Oar Leathers:

            The salty way to quiet your oars and save the varnish. Do yourself a favor and get the copper tacks too. Don't use steel tacks especially if you are on salt water.

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