Unfortunately, the craftsman that made the boat and oarlock socket has passed on…I’m pretty sure there will not be any patent infringement….lol Peter A.Message 1 of 8 , Oct 8View Source
Unfortunately, the craftsman that made the boat and oarlock socket has passed on…I’m pretty sure there will not be any patent infringement….lol
Peter A. North, CFP®
North & Company, LLC (www.northco.org)
Bath, Maine & Fleming Island, Florida
207-319-7580 & 904-688-0685
Those are some nice looking oarlocks. Now that I have located the proper place to put the oarlocks, I think I might just copy your idea, if it ok. Thanks. Richard
Richard et al,
I posted a couple of pictures of the one I have and like. My other Classic 12 (that I just bought) has the sloppy socket I want to replace, with something similar to the picture. I had hoped there would be some easy solution. So far no luck. I visited my nearby good hardware store, they had something called a 5/8" bronze bearing flange that could work but it was only about 3/4" deep. I think I need the length of the oarlock post, or about 3".
Hi Peter, do you have pictures? Would you post to the group or me/ The problem with my Classic/oarlocks is the my thigh's get in the way of rowing. I was planning on raising the oarlocks 2 inches, and that sounds like what you have done. Thanks for your feedback.
I purchased another Classic 12 (already built) last week. I have one in Maine and I wanted one for my place in Florida. The first one I purchased a couple of years ago and am very happy with it. It came with Shaw & Tenney 6 1/2' (or maybe 7') spoon oars that make the Classic 12 go very well. I have round bronze oarlocks with 1/2" posts that go into a fairly tight socket. The socket hardware is actually not visible, it comes out of a riser with a round wood collar around the bronze socket hole. It raises the hole 2" from the gunnel and seems to work great, creating just the right rowing angle.
With the 2nd boat the sockets are sloppy galvanized type and are on risers that take it up 3/4" off the gunnel. My question is has anybody seen the socket I have on my first boat and know where I can get similar hardware?
Appreciate any help. Peter
Hi All, Here are some sockets from Jamestown Distributors in RI that we used to use on prototypes at Adirondack GuideBoat when I was working with SteveMessage 2 of 8 , Oct 9View SourceHi All,Here are some sockets from Jamestown Distributors in RI that we used to use on prototypes at Adirondack GuideBoat when I was working with Steve Kaulback. http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=298&familyName=Perko+Bronze+Top+Mount+Oarlock+Sockets These were mounted on top of shaped blocks screwed to the top of the gunwales, had plenty of depth, and supported the oarlock shanks well. We used a light coating of white lithium grease to keep them healthy.All of the retail production boats were fitted with ornate cast brass items, which mounted to the inside face of the gunwale.Bob