Oar Leathers
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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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        4.0

        Great protection at a price.

        By GARYM

        from MERCER, WI

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer
        Ensign

        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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          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

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            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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                1.0

                Wouldn't buy again

                By PWCOOLBREEZE

                from NOVATO, CALIFORNIA

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                      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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                      1.0

                      would not purchase this product

                      By ohkwai

                      from stayton, or.

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                            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

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                                  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.

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                                  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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