Is horribly worn.. Likely from being in a steel oarstand, Delrin bushings will prevent this.. But what you have, you MIGHT chuck the shaft in a drill press and use progressivly finer abrasive cloth and clean it up enough to be usable..Hi,
I picked up a spare oar lock the other day and to my surprise, it won’t fit in my oar towers. The shaft is thicker than my other NRS locks, but only in two sections, not the entire piece.
anyone know what the deal with this is?
Now that's a thought.. But in 5/8 inch ?I agree with pkemp. Looks as though ithey are copper pipe couplers (owner modified), that I hope are not soldered on.
that was it. Thanks for the tips. Previous owner said they found it on the bottom of the river. I’m thinking a light sanding/emery cloth should clean it up and make a great backup. Cheers everyone.I also think it looks like copper sleeves. Try hitting it with a propane torch and see if they come off. The heat will not hurt the bronze, so no damage if it doesn't work.