The Buck-Algonquin solid cast bronze ribbed horn oarlocks include end holes for safety chains. The horn opening is 1-3/4 inches wide. The Standard straight shank has a diameter of 1/2 inch x 2 inches long. Overall length 5 inches. Sold as a pair.
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Pinned oar locks bronze?
Quality was great. The shaft was too short, however, for a clakacraft drift boat.
That is not a question. Are you asking if the Buck Algonquin Bronze Ribbed Horn Oarlocks are bronze then , yes
Bronze Ribbed Horn Oarlocks
Update from my May/17 review, added additional photo of my safety lanyard.
Bronze Ribbed Horn Oarlocks
Solidly built, has the lanyard for safety chain, they have a rough cast finish that can be ground & polished to look pretty good.
Should be serviceable without excessive gringing
The reason I bought these oarlocks was the cast lanyard ring. This is a rare feature that is missing on most oarlocks, even quality ones. I knew they would be rough, but expected them to be functional. The shaft was ground off center so that there are high friction areas that cannot be milled without creating a loose fit.
High Quality Oarlocks
Have not used product yet. Bought for a cedar strip boat I am making.
Castings need to done with care
When I received these items, I was aghast to see that the shafts as well as the arms of the lock were rough cast. I put a micrometer on one of the shafts and it was several thousandths of an inch undersize. This meant that I could not machine them from rough status to nominal size. As these horns were meant to fit existing bases, I could not buy unbored bases, as has been done and machine fit them. Had the shafts been a good fit, I would have been willing to smooth the horns in order to avoid excess wear to the shafts of my rather expensive spoon oars.[...]
Eric the oarsman.
Basking Ridge, NJ
good design; rough fit to sockets
These were the only rowlocks I found with side attachment for a lanyard - which I wanted. Locks had a high spot which bound in sockets until I spent a few minutes with valve grinding compound - sandpaper would also have worked. Rest of fit is adequate but loose.
Very Rough Casting
The casting is very rough (course sand?) with a pronounced 'parting seam' ridge inside the oarlocks. The shafts were too tight for the sockets(which were not listed in the online catalog) and needed to be sanded down to fit. In all, count on a days work to make them serviceable and somewhat esthetically pleasing.
Brookhaven, Long Island, NY
These oarlocks are well constructed and look nice on my "Yankee Tender" skiff. They do not have a smooth finish, but are robust and attractive in a rustic sort of way.
Good hardware from Buck
I bought these horns and the matching Buck sockets. The Buck hardware is as cast- not polished which is OK by me. Well made and fits right. I don't care much for zinc hardware and am willing to pay for bronze.