OARSMAN STAINLESS STEEL GUIDEBOAT OARLOCKS
These custom 316 Stainless Steel guideboat oarlocks are the absolute top of the line for smooth functioning and extraordinary durability. Mark Anderson (dba Oarsman Boats) builds custom guideboats catering to competitive rowers. While the original oarlock design was excellent, he found that brass simply did not stand up to the wear of competitive rowing. He proceeded to develop his own variation to improve durability and was entirely successful!
The strap portion of the assembly has a bronze Oilite replaceable bushing, avoiding the need to replace the entire strap.
- The entire assembly (outside of the bushing) is 316 Stainless Steel, water jet cut and then tig welded with precise alignment ensuring proper fit and operation.
- The ½’ stainless yoke pins have a machined groove to accept an e-ring retaining clip, so the oars don’t lift out of the sockets when rowing in rough conditions.
Set includes: 4 straps w/Oilite bushings, 2 yokes, 2 e-ring clips, 20 stainless steel screws for mounting @ $345.00/set plus $6.80 shipping = $351.80
Note: The screw hole location in the straps is precisely the same as in the original design brass hardware. Unless your hardware has a different hole location (uncommon but does happen), you can switch out without having to drill new holes. Also, FYI I use Mark’s hardware in my own Guideboat and I am absolutely pleased with them!