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Old 02-09-2018   #1
 
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Need help with oar locks on custom frame

I have built a cistom frame using outer diameter 1 3/8" pipe. I am having a problem finding oar towers to fit my pipe. Any sugfestions would be appreciated!

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Old 02-10-2018   #2
 
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have a shim built from a split piece of tube or pipe with the correct inside and outside diameters. works great.
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Can't quite get the image in my head of that shim. Any photo sugfestion or know a link I could find it on?
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speedrail fitting

I used a speedrail straight fitting with the correct inside diameter. Then then the out side diameter is just right so you can mount NRS oar towers by grinding a groove for the u-bolt where the hex bolts are inserted. You use the hex nuts to hold the fitting where you want it.
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no image I know of, just a short piece of tube or pipe 4 to 6 inches long with an inside diameter that fits over your frame and the outside diameter the size you need for your oar lock. I have made these in the past. I cut a slit length wise in the shim so that the u_bolt clamps the shim tightly on the frame.
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Thanks Royal. That makes sense to me. Think I will try it
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1 3/8 tube will fit in 1 1/4 pipe... Nrs.
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Old 03-11-2018   #8
 
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The shim worked
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The shim worked
You didn't have to drill and bolt it, but that will work!
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Curtis I had to. The outer pipe was too loose on the inside pipe so I ground down a PVC pipe and created a sleeve to fill the gap. Well I didn't account for the slickness of the pvc. At full tightness it allowed some movement so I said to hell with it and drilled it. Rock solid now! ?
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