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Old 06-18-2012   #1
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Oar Squeaks

I tried searching the forums for an answer to my problem, but did not come up with anything. Does anyone have advice for eliminating the squeaks that are coming from where the sleeves on my oars contact the brass oarlocks. Also, what is the best and safest lube to use on the oar lock to oar tower contact point. Thanks for the help.
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Old 06-18-2012   #2
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cooking oil from the kitchen box
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I keep a can of WD40 in the handy box for just this reason. Gotta hit the locks maybe twice a season
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silicon spray works good.
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Yeah i'd use silicon over grease. I've got some teflon grease in my bike gear i'm gonna try this season. I still have to clean the boat below my locks
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you need rope wrap not sleeves

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Good info, just got done with a loma to Dewey bridge trip and those cock sucking oar locks squeaked incessantly! Almost peed on on 'em!
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Dip the oars in the water. It will take care of it and for being earth friendly it is as earthy as you can get. I use wd40 on my personal rig but commercially I use the oar dip.
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Pam Spray from the kitchen box works pretty good
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