Originally Posted by ob1coby
At this point I'm thinking along the lines of a lighter playboat, and I'm not really thinking along the lines of durability as much as safety. The system for years has been locks with tethers. It seems like it is designed so that if you flip, your oars ARE going to come out and and you Must put them back into the locks before continuing. I've always wondered if there is a specific reason for that.
I've heard this system is smoother and quieter, but I love the idea of the oars still being exactly where I need them after righting my boat.
You will still want tethers just in an emergency. Ive seen boats stuck upright in spots where an oar is held in the current and eventually pops out while the captain is either trying to unpin his boat or reaching for a passenger about to fall out. Last thing you need to worry about us replacing your missing oar at that point, especially since the collar stays with the oar
Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.