How to Tune Oarlocks on the River

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These tips will help you fix an oarlock in a bind.Sawyer Paddles & Oars

If you’ve ever had the misfortune of warping your oarlocks on the river in a raft flip, silly accident, or even during travel, you know how annoying it can be to have fittings that don't work. These tips can be used to tweak almost any oarlock in a bind. I’ve had the misfortune to both bend an oarlock on the river and completely lose one while rowing (don’t ask). This little trick can save you bacon, but it also helps to carry a spare, which I do now every time I go out.