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Cobra Oar Lock Tuning

Just wondering what ways you guys have tuned your cobra oar locks?
Has anyone used a vice? What works best in your opinion? (I have a few vices at work I was thinking of using). Any tips/tricks?

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Just wondering what ways you guys have tuned your cobra oar locks?
Has anyone used a vice? What works best in your opinion? (I have a few vices at work I was thinking of using). Any tips/tricks?
Take it off and smack it between a river rock and a hard place. No room for a vice on my boat
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I was thinking about using a balljoint press at work, then I don't even have to pull the lock off the frame. Maybe I'll try it out and let you know how it goes.
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Just wondering what ways you guys have tuned your cobra oar locks?
Has anyone used a vice? What works best in your opinion? (I have a few vices at work I was thinking of using). Any tips/tricks?
Call Sawyer

they should be able to tell you the best method.

I'd hate to see someone crack a $50 lock
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Yes. I used a vice. Worked well. Used a cheater bar to make the fine tuning easier.
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Two rubber mallets.
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I remember seeing this awhile ago...
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I used the outside of the vise; open the vise to pull open the ears. Really nice way to fine tune. No hammering involved.
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Be careful 'tuning' it much more than that, they break easier than you might think. As the number of tunings increases, so does the likelihood it breaks.
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Be careful 'tuning' it much more than that, they break easier than you might think. As the number of tunings increases, so does the likelihood it breaks.
What about temperature?
Do it on a warmer afternoon on the river rather than evening.
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