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Old 04-08-2013   #1
 
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Rubber oar stoppers. How to put on?

Just got my rubber oar stoppers. They don't fit on my shafts much less my sleeves. I only saw one size. Am I missing something?

I guess I could take the die grinder to them.

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It's just really hard. Try putting them in hot water to make them more pliable.
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It's just really hard. Try putting them in hot water to make them more pliable.
Them suckers were tight. Hot water and lube the shaft w/soap did the trick. They are going to be a bitch when I rope wrap.
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I had the same problem... hot water and ended up getting to roll rather than scoot..
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Find a strong 4 sided object, I used the railing on my trailer, put 4 straps through the donut and around the sides of whatever strong thing you are using, tighten the straps to spread the donut, put the oar through, release the straps and then pull the straps out.
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Ahhh...this thread brings back memories...haven't had problems like this since high school. Married now with a kid...so getting rubbers on isn't even a thought these days....

Oh wait..shit...sorrry....it's a Monday.
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Getting them on the shafts is the hardest part. Work them down to the edge of the wrap with water/soap. Once you have them on the edge of the wrap hold the oar between your legs and push off on the donuts with your feet. They will roll (relatively) easily on.
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Check out : Sawyer-- Paddlesandoars.com , video lays it out
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I ran 2 straps up through the rings on opposite sides. Then put the ring over the handle.
With the blade on the ground have one person on each strap,pull the outer strand. The ring will roll over itself. Be sure to have enough strap to get it to roll enough times to get it where you want it.
Putting the ring in hot water first helps.
I am not sure this makes sense without pics.
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Put the blade up against the house or something to hold it in place, put the shaft between yours legs start rolling the stopper down the shaft, you have to be really aggressive with it. I would suggest cutting your fingernails b4 you do it. Someone showed me how this may be a bad explanation.
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