New member on this board, but have been reading up for a few weeks on all of the great info. Definitley a lot of seasoned river runners and awesome rigs around here.
Anyway, onto my question. I bought a 'new to me' cataraft back in the spring of this year. It's a whitewater fabrications frame that's about 10 years old with a new set of jacks plastic weld 1019 tubes. Pretty sweet platform. It's in great shape except for the squeeky oarlocks.
I've tried to clean and lube the oarlocks with white lithium grease and then bees wax. While it does resolve the issue, it's only temporary. There are some sleeves (plastic?) in the that oar locks slide into before the are mounted in the oar stands that I think may be contributing to the issue. Problem is, I have no idea where to get some replacements to try.
The sleeves are 5/8" OD and 1/2" ID.