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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.

Reviews for Perko Bronze Top Mount Oarlock Sockets

9 of 9 Reviews

December 3, 2019

This item is better made than I expected.
By Andy M. from Norfolk, VA

Verified Purchase

I'm restoring an older boat and they are perfect for my project.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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January 7, 2016

Great Bronze Top Mount Oralockj Sockets
By Boatbuilder in Bolton from Bolton, MA

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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May 21, 2015

Might be better quality now
By NJ Melonhead from NJ

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

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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October 31, 2012

Rough casting
By Northern Spy from Carlisle, PA

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 4, 2012

Suitable for thier functional use
By Jeff from Palm Harbor, FL

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 12, 2010

Not all that bad
By Capt. Jim from Wisconsin

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.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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December 11, 2009

Very unfinished
By Alex the boatbuilder from Knife River, Minnesota

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.

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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September 28, 2009

Bad casting
By wildbillboat from Hampstead NC

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

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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March 14, 2009

Quality ?
By Dave from Bloomingdale Ohio

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

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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