DIY Internal Oar Counterbalance
Over the years, I've recieved a lot of help and great beta from this forum, so as this is my first post, I thought I should get my karma in line and throw out a good project for anyone who's interested.
I've attached directions for DIY internal oar counterbalances that you can install in Cataract or Carlisle shafts. They're easy, cheap (~$10/oar) and beat banging your knees with the external type weights. My friends and I have been doing this for several seasons, and they seem to hold up perfectly. It's a wallet-light way to upgrade standard oars.
Hope this is interesting/helpful. Happy boating!
BTW, if anyone has an alternative method that they've used, I'd be psyched to learn. No pride in this particular method, it just happens to work.