I get the mag and read the article a few days ago when it came out.
I think studytime paraphrased it perfectly.
I really think the oar lock could use some improvement, but i haven't figured out how.
One thought I've had is to add a padded cover over the "horns". Maybe a piece like a stirrup on pins and clips that uses bomber velcro to go over the lock. It would come off if it needed to, but would help keep the oar in place as well as keep it from killing you when you fall on it, be it in a rapid or in camp.
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