Tallow HandyStick and Ecostick*
Oarsman Marine Tallow HandyStick and Tallow “EcoStick”*
*(Biodegradable paperboard container)
This is our Tallow Handy Stick in two package options: Original plastic
push up container or the more environmentally friendly biodegradable paperboard dispenser. Price* is the same and the choice is yours. (Our thanks to Steve Holt of Shaw and Tenney for suggesting the eco-version.)
*Upside is that if the paperboard container is lost overboard, you’ve done no harm to the environment. Downside: The paperboard container costs us more
and holds 2 oz. versus 2.5 ounces for the plastic version. Let your conscience be your guide.
You’ve likely purchased a “lifetime boat,” so insure that the hardware lasts the
lifetime of the boat! Lubrication is the key. Besides contributing to a smooth, silent stroke,regularly lubricating the oarlock shafts with marine tallow will extend the life of your hardware by up to a factor of ten.
The purpose of the Tallow Handy Stick is to make touching up oarlock lubrication easy while out on the water for a day of extended cruising. (If you have opted for leathered oars, you can touch up the coating on the leathers as well.) Just remove the cap, push the tallow up a bit past the lip of the tube and apply it. When done, replace the cap and stow the stick out of direct sunlight (vest pocket, gear bag, whatever).
Note: The paperboard container is less rugged than the original plastic tube so use some care. Please specify your preference of either the HandyStick or Ecostick in the notes section at checkout.
to avoid distorting its shape.
Contents are the same grass fed beef tallow we use in all our products. Only difference
is the greater convenience provided by the nifty container! We hope you like using it.