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Rubber Oar Stopper

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The Rubber Oar Stopper keeps your oar shaft from sliding through the oarlock. Fits both Carlisle and Cataract oar shafts.
  • The 1" thick rubber stopper goes right over the oar shaft, not over the Molded Oar Sleeve.
  • The 1 5/8" inner diameter is a tight fit on the shaft. Use either soap and water or hair spray to lubricate the stopper and shaft to slide it on. As it dries, hair spray also gives an adhesive effect to hold the stopper in place.

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Features:
  • 1" thick
  • Inner diameter: 1 5/8"
  • Outer diameter: 2 1/8"

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5.0

Product worked as described

By Drift Boat Guy

from Minnesota

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  • Adjustable

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      Comments about Rubber Oar Stopper:

      Installed easily (using dish soap as lubricant) and stay put (used spray adhesive).

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      5.0

      It works and easy to install

      By Lousy Oarsman

      from Discovery Bay, CA

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            Comments about Rubber Oar Stopper:

            I installed the stoppers on 7 foot Cavpro oars. I sprayed the shaft with 409 Cleaner to lubricate the oar. Once I stretched the stopper over the handle, the stopper slid right down the shaft. I have used the oars numerous times and the stoppers have stayed in place.

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            5.0

            Good product

            By Al b

            from No. iD

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                  Comments about Rubber Oar Stopper:

                  I have been throught several oar stoppers in the past 30 years, not easy to puton but they are needed items

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                  4.0

                  Stealth Oar Stops

                  By Cowboy oarsman

                  from Western MA

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                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Minimizes Fatigue

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                      Comments about Rubber Oar Stopper:

                      Bring a quiet approach to rowing , I use these on drift boats for setting oar length also to quiet down oar movements while fishing , Cons - these can be a bear to install on the sleeves .. Apply lube and I use a PVC pipe and a buddy to push them onto the sleeves . All an all great product .

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                      4.0

                      As advertized

                      By Nono

                      from Michigan

                      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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                            Comments about Rubber Oar Stopper:

                            As advertized. Quick delivery

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                            • Rubber Oar Stopper

                              Q:

                              Cant seem to get these rubber oar stops over the rope wrap on my Cataract oars. Tried heating. No way. Took the skin off my hand trying to push one of them on. Got it almost to the rope wrap, but no way it was going over the rope. The oar shaft is 1.75". The rope wrap is 2-3/16 approx. 1-5/8 id. just don't seem to fit? Do they come in larger inside diameters or am I just a wimp? Thanks, Mark P
                              Asked on 6/17/2014 by Mark P from Taos, NM

                              7 answers

                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Warm them in the sun and use hair spray - the aerosol kind.
                                Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

                                Answered on 6/17/2014 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Boil them for a minute or two and use a little liquid dish soap and water to lubricate the oar.

                                Answered on 6/17/2014 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Use soap or just man up and roll them on. If you flip them inside and
                                outside and repeat it's pretty easy to just roll them down. Think of
                                unrolling a condom... that's the easiest way to explain it.

                                Answered on 6/17/2014 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Sounds like a problem. 1 5/8 isn't even big enough for the oar shaft though will probably stretch, add 2 wraps of 3/16 and now your oar od far exceeds the id of the stop. Only way you might be able to get them on:
                                Use some dish detergent in warm water over the oar stop and the rope.
                                Put the end of the oar, that you are pushing the stop towards, on the ground with the oar upright
                                Actually roll the oar stop inside out over the rope. Keep it rolling until you get it in the right position. This step can take two people and some determination.
                                If you succeed you can then adjust the location of the stop on the oars.
                                I have actually strained muscles doing this but it will work. The good news is that you don't have to worry about the stops moving once they are in place.
                                Putting the stops out in the sun before starting may help too.
                                Good luck!

                                Answered on 6/17/2014 by Mammi from Berthoud, CO
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                You have to roll them over the rope. Put the oar blade on the ground with the oar standing up straight. Slide the oar stop down the shaft to the rope wrap. Then pull with all your might on the rubber stopper. It will actually Roll and climb onto the rope. They are very tight because that keeps them from slipping once they are in place.
                                If you have more questions, call me and I can walk you through it.
                                Thanks, and good luck.
                                Jim

                                Answered on 6/18/2014 by Anonymous
                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                Mark, if you have two layers of 3/16" rope on the Cataract shaft, these stoppers may not fit. With one layer of 3/16" rope the stopper can usually be put on the wrap by simply rolling it along the shaft. Heating the stopper in the sun or in hot water, then applying lubrication like soapy water can also help. If you can't get it to fit, try the Large Plastic Stopper, Item # 77406.01. Call us at 800.635.5202 if you still have questions.

                                Answered on 6/18/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Believe it or not the things will actually ROLL onto the thread. Once you get it on the thread you can work it into place where you want it. The problem I've had with them once I got them into place was backing back up the thread with use. I solved this by simply putting two of them on together. The first stop keeps the oar in place, the second stop does nothing other than keep the first stop in its place.
                                Gordo

                                Answered on 6/21/2014 by Boater Wench from Riggins, ID
                            • Rubber Oar Stopper

                              Q:

                              Why don't you sell these to fit the smaller (1 3/8) carlisle oars that you sell?
                              Asked on 9/15/2013 by Joel from United States

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                The manufacturer doesn't make them. Try the small Plastic Oar Stoppers, Item # 77406.01.

                                Answered on 9/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                            • Rubber Oar Stopper

                              Q:

                              I meant to say that I have oar-rights. So do I need these stoppers in addition to the rights?
                              Asked on 7/30/2013 by Wyofisher from Cody, WY

                              5 answers

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                No, the Oar Right will keep the oar from slipping through the oarlock.

                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                No. But you should use these instead if you have rope wrapped oars. Oar
                                rights can sometimes get you in trouble. I learned at a young age to row
                                without oar rights. Having the blade locked in to that position is too
                                confining. Rope wrapped with the rubber stopper is the way to go.

                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                You don't need the donuts since the Oar-Rights screw onto the oars and act as stops as well as line the blades up in the water.
                                Good luck!

                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                I sure like then in addition....easier on your movement in and out when you slide the oars.
                                mark

                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Frenchie from Husum, WA
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                You should not need the Rubber stoppers if you have oar rights.
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                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
                            • Rubber Oar Stopper

                              Q:

                              If I have oarlocks on my rope wrapped oars, do I need these oar stoppers also?
                              Asked on 7/30/2013 by Wyofisher from Cody, WY

                              5 answers

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                If the oarlocks are attached to the oar you don't need the Rubber Stopper. When the oarlock is attached to the boat the Stopper prevents the oar from sliding all the way out through the lock.

                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Clyde from NRS
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                The purpose of the stoppers is to keep the oars from sliding out of the
                                oarlocks. They help maintain a consistent distance between your hands but
                                still allow you to ship the oars into the boat when needed. If you already
                                have some method of "stopping" the oar from sliding out you would not need
                                these. Some folks do fancy rope braids as stoppers and those serve the
                                same purpose.

                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                If you have oarstops you dont need the donuts
                                G
                                Greg Fetzer

                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Mammi from Berthoud, CO
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Not needed if you have oarlocks. You might want to swap them out for
                                rubber stoppers down the road some time should you decide to start
                                feathering your oars.

                                Answered on 7/30/2013 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                no you don't need rubber stoppers and oar locks if the oar locks are the
                                oar right style. I prefer the stoppers to locks as it allows me to feather
                                the blades of the oar.

                                Answered on 9/6/2013 by Anonymous
                            • Rubber Oar Stopper

                              Q:

                              Will this work on the Carlisle light 1.375" dia oar shafts, with the NRS small sleeve?
                              Asked on 11/1/2012 by el sapo from San Carlos, Son., MX

                              1 answer

                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                No, use the Small Plastic Oar Stopper, Item 1400 S.

                                Answered on 11/1/2012 by Clyde from NRS
                            • Rubber Oar Stopper

                              Q:

                              Is the oar stopper firm enough....does it stay on it place? I've always use plastic stoppers over the sleeves in the past....comments plz. Thnx
                              Asked on 10/12/2012 by Anvesh from India

                              8 answers

                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Yes is very firm...you can also put 2 on each oars
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                                Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                they kill all of the noise mostly.

                                Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                When you first get them they are very tight. You have to exert some muscle to put them on. They will stay in place really well for a couple of years (obviously depends on how much you use your boat) but eventually your rope and the oar stop wears and things have to be replaced. I use my boat around 50 days a year and my oar stops are about two years old and still going strong. I store my boat indoors. Storage in sunlight will degrade the material faster.
                                Good luck. My prediction is that you will like these much better than the plastic stops.

                                Answered on 10/12/2012 by Mammi from Berthoud, CO
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                If you put the stopper over the rope wrap then it stays put. You have to roll it over.

                                Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                On my wood sawyer oars they do not move at all; even in pouring rain and
                                rough conditions. Several years, no problems.

                                Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Yes, far better than plastic.
                                Rick Wysocki
                                14 Scofield Place
                                Westport, CT 06880

                                Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                Of course it depends on diameter of sleeve. The stops will ride up the shaft but not down. I have two pairs of spruce oars on one I've glued a leather belt above the stop, on the other just a stainless adjustable hose clamp, the leather is more elegant.
                                ----- Original Message ----- ,

                                Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                I Have not had any issue with mine. Once you wrestle them on (I teamed up with a buddy to get mine on) they have not slipped at all that I know of.

                                Answered on 10/14/2012 by Anonymous
                            • Rubber Oar Stopper

                              Q:

                              Can these oar stops be moved over top of the rope on a wrapped oar to set the stop closer to the rowing position?
                              Asked on 9/17/2012 by Ross

                              4 answers

                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                I have them installed over my rope wrapped oars. I have standard diameter cataract oars and 3/8" diameter wrap. You will have to use some soapy water to get them on but they won't move around after you get them in position.

                                Answered on 9/17/2012 by Mammi from Berthoud, CO
                              • VERIFIED BUYER

                                A:

                                NRS wrote:
                                Yes. I have six oars with rubtops over the rope wrapping. It's a
                                bit of a struggle to gem over the end--- warm water with a bit of
                                soap in it helps.

                                Answered on 9/17/2012 by Anonymous
                              • Staff Reviewer

                                A:

                                It's not easy but it's doable. Rather than sliding them over the rope, you have to roll them over the rope.

                                Answered on 9/17/2012 by Clyde from NRS
                              • A:

                                My oars wrapped are about 2.5 inches in diameter and the stops went on mine but what a chore. I ended up being able to use soapy water to get them down the shaft but then used three large screwdrivers and a rubber mallet to move them down the wrapped section of the oar.
                                Removing the old stops and installing the new was about 45 minutes an oar. Not fun but them shouldn't have to deal with it for many years.

                                Answered on 5/2/2014 by Mefish from McKenzie River, Oregon
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