Oar Right

 

FAQ

Q. What is an Oar-Riqht?

A. The Oar-Right is an oar stabilizing devise that keeps the blade of the oar in an upright position at all times. This increases power to the stroke by allowing you to concentrate on pulling or pushing the oars and not having to worry about what position your oar blades are in. They are made of a strong, durable, mold injected plastic that will more than likely out live your oars.

Q. Why should I choose Oar-Riqht over pin and clip?

A. My product was designed with simplicity and durability in mind. Easy to install in just minutes, you have a practical devise that does more than just keep the oar blades in the up right position. Unlike pin and clip, the Oar-Right puts an automatic 5 degree cut into the water in the forward and back stroke. This optimizes each stroke so you don't have to work as hard to run the raft or boat. Also you can pull your oars in quickly for those tight spots we sometimes seem to get ourselves into and you can get them back into the water ready to stroke just as quickly. Best of all the Oar-Rights only a fraction of the price of pin and clip.

Q. How do I choose the correct size Oar-Riqht or Oar Stop?

A. Most oar retailers can install my products at the time you purchase your oars but if you already have oars, have chosen the Oar-Right or Oar Stop afterwards then all you have to do is find the diameter, not circumference, of your oars with the wrapping or sleeve in place and match that number with the diameter numbers of the Oar-Right or Oar Stop. Sometimes the oar is slightly smaller than the Right or Stop so simply place some strapping material between the Right or Stop and the oar.

Q. Why do I need an Oar Wrap or an Oar Sleeve?

A. Well technically you don't but without protection from the friction and pressure the Oar-Right and Oar Stop, your oars will need to be replaced well before their time. Also, the wrap or sleeve allows for a better grip on Oar Lock.

My Small Oar Sleeve [Wrap] is a unique design that allows you to place the plastic sleeve over oars that have a larger handle than shaft.

Q. What other applications can I use the Oar-Riqht for other than white water raftinq?

A. Any time you have an oar and oar lock system such as drift boats, fishing row boats and dories then the Oar-Right is perfect for the job. The Oar-Right is found on lakes and oceans as well as rivers so just because you don't white water raft doesn't mean you can't use Tom Grant Oar-Rights.

Q. How do I qet the oars adjusted evenly on both sides and centered on the frame?

A. For the Oar-Right. First, install onto the oar but don't tighten the bolts just yet. Find center of frame. This can be done by measuring the distance between the oar locks and then dividing that number by half. Place one oar into oar lock so that the end of the handle is set at your half way mark. Subtract 3 to 6 inches from this number ( 4 in is about optimum) for the gap between handles. Now make sure the blade is set in the upright position and tighten down bolts snug not tight. Repeat this procedure for the other side then double check to make sure both oars are adjusted correctly and comfortably. If they are then tighten the bolts the rest of the way.
For the Oar Stop. Use the same procedure as written above except you don't have to worry about lining up the blade.

Q. Can I use the Oar-Riqht in biq white water?.

A. The Oar-Right has been on the market and used by serious rafters since 1984 and has proven time and time again that big water is not a problem for this little devise. It is mold-inject fiberglass/nylon plastic composite that has the ability to handle the pressures that occur when negotiating white water.

If you still are having difficulties then just contact me by E-mail me at tgrant@oarright.com and I'll see if I can't be of help.