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Old 06-13-2016   #1
 
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Loop Straps for Oar Tethers

What's the current thinking on this? Most still consider it an acceptable option? I know lots of people just use accessory cord but since I expect to use my oars for tarpology I'm thinking it'd be nice to have the quick on/off functionality a loop strap would give me at a fraction of the cost of oar tethers. Plus, I need to put together a strap order anyway. Also, what length? The buckle end adds about a foot so 3' loop straps for 4' total? Or should I go a a little longer?

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I do this for both of my boats, but only after my old oar tethers crapped out. I stole the metal rings from those, attach the ring to oar stand and oar respectively, and loop the strap around that ring. I'll try for a photo later.
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Thanks. Also, what does everyone like for spare keepers?
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I use 2, 2' straps with strap slides around the frame so I can unbuckle the spare oar and not lose the strap.
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This is what I made

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I use 2, 2' straps with strap slides around the frame so I can unbuckle the spare oar and not lose the strap.
Having a little trouble picturing this. Could I simply secure two of these Side Release Buckle Straps w/ 1" Heavyweight Polypropylene around the oars, strap a couple of standard two footers on the frame then put the tag ends of the side release buckle straps into the standard two foot cam straps? Then just unbuckle the oar if needed?
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Cam straps and plastic clip buckles are too difficult to release under tension for my liking.

I use paracord with quick release bowline knots at each end. The thought of swimming with an attached oar trashing about terrifies me. I want my oar tethers to break if things get rowdy.
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Having a little trouble picturing this. Could I simply secure two of these Side Release Buckle Straps w/ 1" Heavyweight Polypropylene around the oars, strap a couple of standard two footers on the frame then put the tag ends of the side release buckle straps into the standard two foot cam straps? Then just unbuckle the oar if needed?
Check out DRE for what I mentioned: Spare Oar Straps (pair)
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How about a piece of cord with a bowline knot on each end. Some times simple is still the best way. Cost about 50 cents and keeps in practice of tying a good knot. Takes about 15 seconds to install your oar and you dont have to worry about your little clip breaking. If you use good cord you dont have to worry about it hangin up on your oarblade. And you can use the cord to keep your spare oar in place on one end. The you just need on 2 foot loop strap to hold the handle end. Or you can just use cord to tie it down also. Damn that is about 7 good reasons to just use cord instead of those chincy things that are being sold.
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