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Oar Lock Blocks

Posted by rhbridgeman 
Oar Lock Blocks
January 30, 2017 02:54PM
My old oarlock blocks split, and I'm replacing them. I think I should build them out of solid white oak, as opposed to glued pieces of white oak. I also am planning to make them a little bulkier to prevent fracture. Any thoughts?
Re: Oar Lock Blocks
February 01, 2017 06:11PM
I highly recommend UHMW plastic blocks. You can order the material from ebay and bolt in place. They are quiet, smooth and very durable. Rob
Re: Oar Lock Blocks
February 02, 2017 03:06PM
Well, shit. I already got solid oak and built my blocks. Thanks for the plastic block reference, I intend to check it out before I install anything, though. Trying to get a picture uploaded for you. My waters are very shallow, so my blocks get a lot more force pushing through the shallows in late summer. At least, more of a beating than the kit's blocks were intended to take. You can see the two original blocks laying on the side-deck. I've split them multiple times.


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