That looks like a really great way to mount your oars and I encourage everyone to either use something like that or wrap your hose clamps with tape or something else to cover all the sharp points and edges on your oars. Without getting into the oarlocks vs pins and clips stuff, P&Cs tend to have lots of sharp places that can be dangerous. I once dressed a P&Cs-inflicted a wound on Brown's that required 42 stitches - yowch!
Be safe out there,
Big Ben,very nice!! that looks slick.
punchloc you say?? i assume that's not too hard to find.. but is that a rivet holding it together?? perhaps one that "punches" through easily?? (as in a good excuse to whack something with a hammer!)
...i manage a company running pins & clips on ancient bucket boats. i go through a lot of duct tape trying to cover the sharp edges on them hose clamps.
good tip there bro. time to see how well stocked the ace hardware in the middle of nowhere is!!
AndyH.. 42 stitches!!!!! wow, now that's dedication!!! especially when there's a road so close-by
I came to this site to share some of the things that have worked for me thru the years, this method of attaching clips is getting as close to bear proof as I've seen.yet another reason to roll with open locks...more shit in the repair box=a bigger box. seriously though, that tool with clamps are the way to fab and repair compressed air hose but we are talking about raft equipment here?