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NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount

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If you're rowing from your cooler or dry box, especially if you're using our Flip Seat Mount, you'll like the extra height of the NRS 10" Oar Mounts. Now in high-tech hot-forged aluminum for a stronger, lighter, sleeker mount.
  • 10" Oar Mounts raise your oar locks up higher for more comfortable rowing when you're sitting on a raised surface.
  • Forging aligns the crystalline structure of the aluminum, creating a stronger oar mount.
  • This increased strength has allowed us to streamline the design, reducing the 10-inch Oar Mount's weight by 25% over the older model.
  • A tough nylon bushing allows the oarlock shank to rotate friction free, and the bushing is easily replaceable, Item # 91043.01.
  • You can easily adjust the oar mount's height by rotating it on the side rail.
  • Molded ridges on the gripping surface increase holding power on our 1 5/8"OD frame pipe.
  • Accepts 5/8" diameter oarlocks and pins.
  • A pair of oar mounts includes two U-bolts with nylon lock nuts and four washers.
  • Singles do not come with hardware. If you don't already have hardware, you'll need an NRS Frame U-bolt to attach the oar mount to an NRS frame.
Dimensions: 10" Tall
Weight: Single mount with hardware is 2.45 lbs.
Material: Hot-forged 6061-T6 aluminum alloy
Components:
  • 1 - Pair of 10" Oar Mounts
  • 2 - U-bolts with nuts and washers
Notes:
  • Single does not include hardware

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5.0

this helps a bunch

By jrz

from jh, wy

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Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount:

      This is a must have if you use a dry box as a row seat. No more smacking oars of my legs

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      5.0

      Simple yet functional design.

      By JJ

      from Hamilton Montana

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      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • It Stays Put Once Install
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • White Water Cats

      Comments about NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount:

      In class IV and V whitewater you can't afford slippage where it fastens to the frame. It won't let you down

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      4.0

      They are high quality

      By wyofisher

      from Cody, WY

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      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Quality Construction

      Cons

      • COSTLY
      • Plastic Bushing

      Best Uses

      • Rowing Raft-cooler Seat

      Comments about NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount:

      I installed these 10 inch oar mounts this spring on my 14' NRS Otter after changing my setup so that I row from atop a cooler. I've used them once so far and they worked well although I have some adjustments to make to get them just the way I want them. They look good, are sturdy and were easy to install. They are quiet too. My only real concern is the plastic bushing and how long it will last - I guess we'll see.

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      • NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount

        Q:

        Will this fit securely on 1.25" frame pipe"? Looks like it is more designed for 1.5".
        Asked on 10/24/2015 by brett from colorado

        3 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I think NRS fittings are designed to be used with their 1.625" tubing, so
          you would certainly have gaps both between the casting and the U bolt if
          you are using 1.25" diameter tube which would no doubt affect how securely
          it would tighten.

          Answered on 10/29/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Brett, that depends on what measurement system you're using. Check out Item # 91002.01, for all the dimensions on our frame pipe.

          Answered on 10/24/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          11/4 pipe is the inside diameter of the pipe. 1/14 tubing is the outside diameter of the tubing. That's the difference between pipe and tubing-how its measured. I built a cat frame using 11/4 inch schedule 40 aluminum pipe (same as NRS frame pipe) and the oar towers worked perfectly. This pipe is actually around 15/8 inch outside diameter. (The schedule 40 refers to the wall thickness of the pipe)
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 10/24/2015 by Anonymous
      • NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount

        Q:

        I was wondering why you made the hole larger so that you now need to run a plastic bushing? How tuff is the plastic bushing and how long do you expect it to hold up?
        Asked on 8/31/2015 by rivertrash from Strangeville, ID

        8 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I have had no issues with the plastic bushing with 75+ river days on the
          water since I bought the 10" oar mount two years ago. Mostly Class III use
          with 3 permitted trips that had IV+ rapids.Still standing strong. Yet
          another reliable product from NRS.

          Answered on 9/2/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          It sounds like your questions are for the designers rather than other
          customers. I would guess they are using the sleeves/ bushings helps prevent
          galling on the aluminum castings. I have only had these towers for one
          season, so I can't speak to the longevity of the bushings, they look like
          they might be made from HDPE. Mine are pretty well protected from the sun
          since I have a spacer on top, and I store my gear in a shed off season, so
          I'm hoping they last. I wish I was on the river enough to wear things out!
          I may see if replacements are available now that you mention it though. You
          may be able to find a bronze replacement if that appeals to you.

          Answered on 9/1/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I've been running mine for about 20 trips now with no wear so far.

          Answered on 9/1/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          These oar lock mounts work great, they are the perfect height for my raft
          and rowing seat. The plastic sleeve is super strong, I highly recommend!

          Answered on 8/31/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I would guess the bushing is Teflon so makes the wear not on stem of oar lock but on a replaceable bushing. Also much less friction. And the bushing will last a long long time. It's a very good idea.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 8/31/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          The bushing serves as a sacrificial material preventing your expensive oar locks and oar mounts from wearing out. I would much rather have a few extra cheap bushings in my boat bag than run into a broken oar lock down the road.
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 8/31/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Metal oarlock shafts rotating in the earlier cast aluminum oar mounts generated annoying squeaks that boaters tried to cure with everything from bearing grease to cooking spray. The nylon bushing in the new forged mounts is really tough and will give many, many miles of trouble-free service. Should they ever need replacing they're only $3. Cheap peace and quiet.

          Answered on 8/31/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Bushings are very durable, avoids steel on aluminum direct contact…a little lube spray now and again for squeaks! I believe they are delrin bushings…tough and durable!

          Answered on 8/31/2015 by Anonymous
      • NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount

        Q:

        Where is the 10" measured from? I have an old pair (20 yrs) that are too low but I don't know if they are 6" or 8". When measured with a tape it seems like they might be 8" if measured from the center of the frame tube. Please help as I would like to replace with newer model mounts but need to know if I should order 8" or 10".
        Asked on 5/17/2015 by carl from colorado

        3 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          It is 10" from the top of the frame to the top of the mount.
          You can rotate the mount on the frame to make it lower if you need to
          but if you sit on a cooler or dry box the 10" works perfectly.

          Answered on 5/17/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Carl, take a look at this diagram - http://www.nrs.com/frames/Specs.asp#OarMount - It's also linked there in the More Information section of the product page.

          Answered on 5/17/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I just measured mine for you- 10" from the top of the frame tube to the bottom of an oar resting in an oarlock. I use Cobra locks if that matters.  Be sure to bring a wrench the first time you use these- they tend to spin and then work in after a while.  I fear over-tightening the U Bolts so I always carry a wrench and a spare bolt.
          Jeff
          Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

          Answered on 5/17/2015 by Anonymous
      • NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount

        Q:

        Do the bushings fit the previous cast version of the 10 inch towers? Noticing some wear on my cobras I'd like to mitigate. Thanks!
        Asked on 5/6/2015 by mj from Montana

        3 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I do not have the previous version of these so I don't know anything
          about the previous version.
          I bought these and my oar locks fit perfectly.
          These look really nice and they work great!

          Answered on 5/7/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          No, MJ, the opening through the forged mount is specially formed to accept the bushing. The hole in the cast models is just large enough for the oarlock shaft.

          Answered on 5/7/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          No, the bushings in the new aluminum oar towers are about 7/8" in diameter,
          which is much bigger than the holes in the older cast oar towers. If you
          want to run the plastic bushings, I think you have to upgrade to the new
          aluminum towers.

          Answered on 5/14/2015 by Anonymous
      • NRS Frame 10" Oar Mount

        Q:

        Where are the new oar towers made? USA or imported?
        Asked on 2/2/2014 by Raftchick

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          They are imported.

          Answered on 2/2/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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