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NRS Frame 6" Oar Mount - Closeout

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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
 
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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            Q:

            Would these be used w/ bushings or would you just use 5/8" oarlock shaft (metal to metal) no bushing? Thank you, jack...
            Asked on 8/16/2015 by "Jack" from James River - Virginia

            6 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I run mine w/ no bushing. A little white lithium grease keeps them from squeaking. Don't use too much or it gets all over.

              Answered on 8/18/2015 by Joe J from CO
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              A:

              I just use 5/8" oarlock shaft (metal to metal) no bushing?
              Envoyé de mon iPad

              Answered on 8/17/2015 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Jack, these older model cast oar mounts have a 5/8" hole drilled through the metal. There is no nylon bushing like there is in the newer models. They still work very well. I use the Stainless Steel Springs, Item # 77402.01, with mine. The washers fit snugly around the oarlock shaft, allowing grease placed in there to stay put.

              Answered on 8/17/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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              Bushings are not needed, and I am of the opinion the 5/8" oar lock is superior to the smaller ones. I have used this oar lock on different boats for years and they are great!
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 8/17/2015 by Anonymous
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              A:

              They are used as is, no bushing.

              Answered on 8/17/2015 by Trad Only from Sanbornville, New Hampshire
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I just run them metal to metal. There's no extra room for any kind of bushing. If you need a lite extra height you can place a bushing on the shaft of the oar lock to bring it up a little, maybe an inch at most.
              Sent from my i phone

              Answered on 8/17/2015 by Anonymous
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            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

            • 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
            • 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
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            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

            • 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
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              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
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            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:

              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
            • Staff Reviewer

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              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:

              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
            • 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
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