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Cast of 356 aluminum alloy and shaped for tremendous strength and uncompromising stiffness, NRS 6" Oar Mounts will hold up for a very long time. They're the most versatile oar mount around. You can adjust their working height by rotating them around the circumference of the rails.
Accepts 5/8" oarlocks or pins and include mounting hardware. Fits over pipe 1 5/8" in Diameter.

Singles do not come with hardware. If you do not already have hardware you will need NRS Frame U-bolt to attach the oar mount to an NRS Frame.

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Dimensions: 6" Tall
Material: Cast 356-Aluminum Alloy
Includes:
  • Pair includes 2 u-bolts, 4 nuts and washers
  • Single does not include hardware

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  • NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    Hello! I understand these are ideal with the 1 5/8" pipe. However, will they work with slightly smaller (1.32") pipe?

    Thanks!
    Asked on 6/14/2014 by AK_Taxidermist from Dillingham, Alaska

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      An inch and 5/16 is 5/16 smaller diameter. I would say no because it is too small. However an inch and 5/8 pipe has an inch and 5/16 inside diameter so it could be used as a sleeve over the existing pipe if you pin the pipes together to keep them stable.
      Bob Colbath
      Ps let me know how that works for you.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

      Answered on 6/15/2014 by Trad Only from Sanbornville, New Hampshire
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      To get the mount to be solid on your pipe you'd need to shim it a bit, with thin metal or heavy rubber hose. It's worth a try. You can return them if you can't get it to work.

      Answered on 6/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    When mounting these to a big horn 2 frame, does one center them or sit them back from center? If back, how far?
    Asked on 7/30/2013 by Wyofisher from Cody, WY

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I always set my oar towers up so that they are dead center on the boat. That way if I have to make a quick double-oar turn the boat reacts the same way whether turning left or right. Happy boating!

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Okie boater from OKC
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I set them up by sitting in the seat with oars, mounting them loosely, and moving them forward and back until I found a pivot point that was comfortable.. I then double checked the measurement to make sure they were both the same distance from the front frame support.

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The oar mount and oar combination is a classic lever and fulcrum machine. For ideal transfer of energy in turning the boat the oar mount (fulcrum) would be in the center of the fore and aft distribution of the boat's weight. The resistance of the water against the boat and the changing weight distribution of the load (cooler gets lighter, crapper gets heavier, passengers move around, etc) keep this from being a perfect science. My philosophy (and I hope others will pipe in) is that with a center-mount frame like the Bighorn II you locate the oar mounts as close to the center of the flat area of the side tubes as is practical, but that you don't sweat it if the way the loading of the boat, length of rower's legs, etc make it best to position the mounts forward or behind that point. Great thing about the NRS frame system is that you can move them around until you find what works best for you.

      Answered on 7/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout

    Q:

    on a fat cat frame...what distance should the oar mounts be from the seat bar? Is there a rule of thumb?
    Asked on 6/3/2013 by Jeffry from Boise USA

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Depends on the length of your arms, what is comfortable for you. That's way it is adjustable. Good rafting
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 6/4/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know any rule of thumb.  Just sit on the seat and practice "rowing," and you'll get a pretty good idea.  Then when you go on the river, make sure to take tools for adjustments.  Hope this helps.
      Charlotte

      Answered on 6/4/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jeffry, it's largely based on personal preference and somewhat on body size. Start out with the oarlock at 12"-14" from the center of the seat bar, then adjust fore or aft for your most efficient rowing stroke. That's the great thing about the NRS frame system, its totally adjustable for your individual needs. Another question we often get is "where on the side rails should the oar mounts be placed?" Physics would dictate that the fulcrum point should be in the exact center of the boat. However, load distribution can alter that for some. And some like to row from the front of a cat. Again, the adjustable frame system helps everyone find their sweet spot.

      Answered on 6/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A raft frame should be custom fit to the oarsman. The oarlocks should exactly center of boat and the seat and footbar should be adjusted to that based on your size. Always set up your frame for the most powerful oar stroke you will need ( ie. straight-leg power stroke).
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/4/2013 by Anonymous
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NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout
 
4.6

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      5.0

      Great product

      By Troutlaw

      from Lochgelly, WV

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Good Control
      • Minimizes Fatigue

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • River Running
        • Touring

        Comments about NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout:

        I'm using the nrs oar mount on a fishing frame custom fabricated to fit a 16 foot avon raft. They work great managing 10 foot wooden oars. Used primarily on the upper New River in WV.

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        5.0

        Very good but too expensive

        By Alex

        from Highlands, NJ

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable Shaft
        • Good Control

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Advanced Paddling Techniques
          • Day Trips
          • River Running
          • Touring

          Comments about NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout:

          I installed oar mounts on my own frame on inflatable RaBoat-487 (16'), and made tour for one week on Kipawa Lake (Canada). The mountains are very good product. I installed two pairs of them - for me and for my wife. Nice. Thanks NRS.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Good service, fast delivery.

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          4.0

          Works great

          By Yard Sale

          from princeton Wi

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Efffactive
          • Simple to use
          • Stays in place

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • Rapids Paddling

            Comments about NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout:

            The mounts are easy to use and simple to set up. I use a sharpie to mark the possition of the mount. I helps in set up.

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            4.0

            Works great

            By Yard Sale

            from princeton Wi

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Effactive
            • Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Rapids Paddling

              Comments about NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout:

              The set up is easy. they stay in position well. I use a sharpie to mark the position. It makes set up quicker.

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              5.0

              Perfection!

              By Trad Only

              from Sanbornville, New Hampshire

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can't be beat

              Cons

              • None at all

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Flat Waters

              Comments about NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout:

              I wanted to be able to row my canoe. These oar mounts were just right to get the oar locks(also purchased at NRS) high enough.

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