Perko Round Oarlocks are constructed from a natural finish zinc alloy. Shank dimensions 1/2" x 2-1/8". Inside diameter of oarlock is 2". Fits most standard size oars. Sold in pairs.
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Do these fasten to the oars so my 10 year old grandaughter doesn,t drop the oarlocks into the lake?
No, they don't attach to the oars. However there is a hole at the bottom of the pin that allows them to be retained in the oarlock holder using a ring similar to one on a key chain.
No they do not fasten to the oars...........they will absolutely fall into the lake UNLESS you put the rubber doughnut on the oars after you put the oarlock on. This item, though is sometimes harder and harder to find, is an ABSOLUTE must if you don't want to lose your oarlocks.
Yes they must be installed on the oars before the "leathers" or lock stops are installed on the oars. Otherwise, these oarlocks slide freely up the oar and off at the handle. The outside diameter of the "leather" is larger than the inside diameter of the oarlock. Once installed, the oarlock slides freely between the throat of the oar (at blade end) and the "leather" where the oar pivots when rowing.
Yes if you put a pin in the bottom to keep them in place. I use a chain fish stringer for mine.
You put the oarlocks on the oar then you put rubber boots on the oar. The boots keep the oarlocks from falling off the handle end of the oar .I prefer the boots that look like a 6 inch rubber tube with a rubber ring on one end. The rubber ring is about 1/4 in thick and a contiguous part of the boot. Or you can use leather if the oar is wood. Wrap a 6 in wide piece of leather around the oar one time where you want the oarlock to stop. The edges of the leather should butt. Tack in place with stainless steel or brass nails.Nail heads should be about 1/.8 in dia. Then on the handle end of the leather wrap more leather about 1/4 in wide nailing as you go. Continue to wrap one rotation on top of the other until this wrapping is bigger then the hole of the oarlock, One more wrap for good measure. If you use leather that has been soaked in water it will shrink when dry giving you a tight fit.Finish after drying with a protective coating. Skip
If you use oar leathers for chafe and most importantly install the oar buttons (which are stoppers) then you do not need to tie them into the boat as the oar locks get captured on the oars and as long as you do not lose the oars yoyu are good. However, if you do not use the oar buttons, I would suggest tying them into the boat.I do the former, as I have two rowing stations and move the oar locks all of the time. If you are in one rowing station than it is a toss up.
I used these inexpensive Perko oarlocks on my 18' skin-on-frame dory designed by Dave Gentry. Yesterday, one of the oarlocks snapped off just below the collar while we were miles up (thankfully) a local river. We had a long, slow trip home rowing with one oar and paddling with the other. I'll keep the surviving lock for a spare. Today I built a sturdy set of Phil Bolger oarlocks to replace these cheap ones.
Cooks, Michigan (UP)
Cheap Pot Metal
Bought these cheap Perko oarlocks for my drift boat. One snapped in two while on a lake. If I had been on a Montana river, I would have been in trouble.
Exactly what I needed
Purchased a set of oars for my father and got these as well. Both were a big hit. He is hard to buy for and I think he really liked them. Way better than the socks and ties. Shipped and received very quickly
Solid and reliable
Perfect and good quality. Needed for new Grumman aluminum row boat (straight 1/2" oarlocks don't fit)
Albany, New York
Just the thing!
Bought these along with Caviness metal oars to replace rotted wooden oars on my duckboat. Just the thing for ease of use and back-up for my 3-hp outboard.
Very functional set of round oarlocks,very good quality made in USA, big enough even for my odd sized homemade oars. Some slight oxidation after only a few uses, not rust but a small amount of whitish waxy type of oxidation. Just asthetic but if you want really shiny oarlocks spend the extra bucks and go stainless.