Originally Posted by Daddygall
Finally going to replace my pins and clips that came with my boat ten years ago with oarlocks. I thought the sawyers cobra oarlocks with the nut lock was the go to without question, but the local shop owner recommended the new NRS atomic aluminum oarlocks (even though they cost less) over the sawyers. Thoughts? Experience? Can the drop forged aluminum be bent back into shape with a river cobble? Does it even spread out like other oar locks? Any one think I should save my money for booze and drugs and keep the pins and clips?
I don't have enough miles on my new atomic aluminum oarlocks yet to say authoritatively that you will never ever have a problem with them, but they are badass lightweight.
be elastic enough to spring back to shape if you spring an oar, and you should
never have to do riverside forging with appropriately sized cobbles.
I watched the NRS video. On paper, they look like an equal in strength to the Superston oarlocks.
I hate pins and clips. Next question.
Also budget for oar sleeves/rope wraps, and oar rights or oar stops.