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Old 10-31-2015   #1
 
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oar locks vs pins and clips

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Let's hear the good and the bad
Oarlocks good.. pins and clips bad!!
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I row with a couple of fellows that swear by pins. I use oar locks. We have had multiple discusions on the subject. I just wanted to get some outside opinions.
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Wow, this again. Pro-loks are where its at. But seriously if you use the search you will see all the other threads on this topic.
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I thought we already went over this. If you drain your cooler then you need pins and clips. If you don't drain then oar locks.
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I thought we already went over this. If you drain your cooler then you need pins and clips. If you don't drain then oar locks.
Ha ha!! I think you got that backwards!?
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just found the other 5 pages of this discusion Sorry for beating a dead horse
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Your forgiven, welcome to the Buzz.
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I thought we already went over this. If you drain your cooler then you need pins and clips. If you don't drain then oar locks.
Is that for a white or tan cooler? What if it's covered in wet towels? Now I'm totally confused.
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For myself, when I'm in big water, like Grand Canyon, it seems that my pins & clips keep my oars where I want them to be better than oar locks would.


In rocky water, I can ship the oars into the boat by pulling on them. With the stirrup they are pretty much in place, ready to be put back on the pin.


I've seen people on the water and in videos that struggle to get an oar back into the lock, using valuable time in an active rapid. (Check the recent Buzz posts about Hance rapid for one of those videos). Two hands are needed to get an oar back into the oar lock, making both oars not used for however many seconds that takes to get the ejected oar ready again. Those could be very valuable seconds that the boat is not under control.
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