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Molded Oar Sleeve

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$17.95

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Protect your oars with Molded Oar Sleeves. Made from tough, injection-molded polyethylene with an inside diameter of 1 7/8" to fit over Cataract and Carlisle oar shafts.
  • Oar Sleeves protect the shafts of your oars from abrasion and fit nicely in open oar locks.
  • They clamp securely to the oar shaft with a threaded bolt and nut.
  • Oar Rights and Convertible Oar Rights fit over the Oar Sleeves for positive blade orientation.
  • If you're not using Oar Rights, add Plastic Oar Stoppers to hold the oar in place against the oarlock.
  • Sold individually.
Length: 10"
Inside Diameter: 1 7/8"
Weight: 6 oz each
Features:
  • Fits on Cataract and full-size Carlisle oar shafts

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  • Molded Oar Sleeve

    Q:

    I just installed 3 of these sleeves on my oars and find that I can't tighten them down very much. The nut begins to turn with the screw and I can't get an open or socket wrench on the nut. Does anyone have a solution for this?
    Asked on 9/4/2014 by Dave from Moab, UT

    4 answers

    • A:

      I actually found my own solution to holding the nut. I just gripped the collar and thus the nut through the collar with a pair of Vise-Grips. This held the nut and allowed my to tighten as much as I liked. It did not damage the plastic; it's tough stuff.

      Answered on 9/5/2014 by Dave from Moab, UT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      That happened to me, but the sleeves were so snug on the oars that it
      didn't matter. On one of the oars, I wrapped a bit of HD duct tape on the
      oar first to make the fit tighter.

      Answered on 9/4/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you orient the bolt properly in the sleeve, the sleeve itself will keep the nut from turning. If it's not working now, try turning the bolt around and feed it into the sleeve from the other direction.
      - Chris
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 9/4/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dave, take a thin screwdriver blade, or something similar, and wedge it perpendicular to the shaft between the nut and the sleeve to prevent the nut from turning. There are some other tips for sleeves and Oar Rights in this article - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/oarsleeve_oarright.asp - Let us know if we can be of further help. And you can always call us at 800.635.5202 or drop a line to service@nrs.com.

      Answered on 9/4/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • Molded Oar Sleeve

    Q:

    I have old ones that I inherited from the previous owner, and they appear to be to large for the shaft, and have been completely tightened down. Would you suggest a material to put inside the sleeve against the oar, or do I just need to get new sleeves?
    Asked on 7/27/2013 by brent from santa cruz, ca

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would suggest buying new ones that fit your current shafts. You really
      don't want these failing you on the river when you really need them.

      Answered on 7/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Brent, the easiest solution will be new sleeves. Here's an article for attempting to modify your existing sleeves - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/oarsleeve_oarright.asp

      Answered on 7/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My personal opinion is that a tight fit is best here and that you may want
      to consider new sleeves that are properly sized. If you use a filler
      material, or a shim, so to speak, it might feel ok on shore and even in
      small rapids, but your oars can be subject to some pretty sizeable twisting
      forces in heavier water and you don't want your oar-right / sleeve
      combination to get out of alignment with the oar blade at precisely the
      wrong time.

      Answered on 8/5/2013 by Anonymous
  • Molded Oar Sleeve

    Q:

    Do these come as a set of two or is it 15.95 per sleeve?
    Asked on 4/9/2013 by Ben

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ben, they are sold individually, $15.95 per each sleeve.

      Answered on 4/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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Molded Oar Sleeve
 
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Cheaper than wrapping

This is a cheap and efficient way of getting a stop and protecting your oars. Wrapping looks great, but is more intense for installation (if you do your own) and pricier. And...Read complete review

This is a cheap and efficient way of getting a stop and protecting your oars. Wrapping looks great, but is more intense for installation (if you do your own) and pricier. And sleeves are also easily adustable if you change frames, boats or geometry.

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Disapointed poor craftmanship

Bought a set of three for my Carlisle oars. 2 out of the three won't tighten enough to keep from slipping. The ny-lock nut spins, so the screw can not be tightened. I've...Read complete review

Bought a set of three for my Carlisle oars. 2 out of the three won't tighten enough to keep from slipping. The ny-lock nut spins, so the screw can not be tightened. I've tried shoving something next to the nut to prevent it turning, but it hasn't worked very well, and I shouldn't have too! A redesign is needed!!! I have another set of another brand that the molding around the nut is way better, but the plastic is cheap, and broke. Maybe these two companies need to talk!

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5.0

Great Sleeves

By T

from Ashland Or

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Molded Oar Sleeve:

      These are great oar stops as well as shaft protectors. There is some confusion on the NRS description that they are not oar stops and that those are sold separately... which I did. But in fact these are shaft protectors and oar stops all in one, and they are money for Carlisle oars.
      Highly recommended!

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      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Disapointed poor craftmanship

      By TakeMeToTheRiver

      from Portland, OR

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adds Protection For Shaft
      • Reduces Flutter

      Cons

      • Slips

      Best Uses

        Comments about Molded Oar Sleeve:

        Bought a set of three for my Carlisle oars. 2 out of the three won't tighten enough to keep from slipping. The ny-lock nut spins, so the screw can not be tightened. I've tried shoving something next to the nut to prevent it turning, but it hasn't worked very well, and I shouldn't have too! A redesign is needed!!! I have another set of another brand that the molding around the nut is way better, but the plastic is cheap, and broke. Maybe these two companies need to talk!

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        4.0

        worth the money spent. not sorry

        By kalyaker

        from russia, TG

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about Molded Oar Sleeve:

              I use it at work, together with other NRS's devices, on the rivers of different levels of complexity. very convenient and easy. satisfied!

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              5.0

              Good sleeve

              By Rafter

              from Idaho

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fit well in lock
              • Protect oar

              Cons

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                  Comments about Molded Oar Sleeve:

                  They do what they are suppose to do

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                  4.0

                  Protects your oar shaft

                  By Harley

                  from Spokane, WA

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about Molded Oar Sleeve:

                        Provides protection, you can fit an oar right over it, and it keeps your oars quieter in the locks.

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