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Old 12-09-2018   #1
 
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Oar security

Hi all. While I have browsed often as a nonmember, I just signed up so I could directly tap the knowledge base here. If there is already a thread on this subject, could you please direct me there? Question: any ideas on security for oars while traveling a few days, hoteling on the way to river. Iím worried about oat theft, and know several people who have had oats stolen overnight. Currently using sawyer square tops. Thanks.

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Maybe just bring the oars into your hotel room with you. Might be a solution. Just a thought.
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Thanks spintowin. Thatís the best Iíve come up with too....
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Old 12-09-2018   #4
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Handcuffs just above the blade, cable from that to something solid?
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Old 12-09-2018   #5
 
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Keep those Squaretops safe!

Are you able to secure them with a cable-style lock to a frame or casting platform? I've been quite surprised at how freely people leave their oars in boats around Missoula, but all it takes is one dishonest person in the right place at the wrong time.

Take them inside with you, or cover the boat and lock them to frame/platform. Anything to slow down a thief is usually enough to deter them.
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Old 12-10-2018   #6
 
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Pretty simple to make a hinged jig, whether out of wood or flat steel. Take a chunk of 2X6 or 2X8, drill 2/2&1/4/2.5 inch holes in it, cut thru the middle and attach hinge on one end, hasp&lock on the other. (Hole diameter depends on oar diameter...). This also works well for secure transport. You only need about a foot of wood for 4 oars. Repeat as necessary (you can make holes different diameters to fit over wraps, on bare shaft, etc.) Adapt as needed for steel/or aluminum plate, if thin enough can just heat with a torch and bend around a pipe (mandrel). Wish I wasn't such a technopeasant and could attach a diagram, hope this is enough to convey the concept...
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Actually not a new problem, and there are historic (pulling boat) solutions for oar security!

https://shop.hamiltonmarine.com/prod...nze-33985.html
https://www.clcboats.com/modules/cat...=edson-oar-loc
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Brilliant! ^^^
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I am having a trailer built with a locking oar box underneath the flat bed of the trailer. Might be easy to retrofit an existing trailer.

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Here is the oar box in rough form.
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