Rowboat – Wrapping Rope Around Oarlock Pin To Keep Oar Secure
Category: Rowboat, rowing, oarlock, oars
The overall objective for any of my accessories for my boats is to try to do as minimal modifications to the original product as possible.
Problem: This old rowboat that I acquired had oarlocks that had a pin that went through the oar to secure it. The width of the oarlock was wider than the shaft of the oar. When rowing, the oar would slide back and forth on the pin which was annoying and added unwanted noise.
Action: To fill the space between the oar and the arms of the oarlock, I wrapped some rope around the pin a couple of times, and then tied it tight, so now the space was filled and there was no more slipping of the oat on the pin when I rowed and the rowing was quieter because of the soft rope.
Result: It worked great!
When idea was conceived: 9/8/11
How much time it took to develop: 15 minutes
How much money it took to develop: None – Had the rope.
Current status: Sold the boat.