wear of the green sleeve

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wear of the green sleeve

Postby tgaal » July 16th, 2008, 6:15 pm

The green sleeves on my sculling oars showed excessive wear after a few years. This is fine, I have rowed more than five thousand kilometers with them.

I have recently bought replacement sleeves, I have received my order, installed them with no problem.

To my surprise, after just one practice, a 15 km row at low-medium pressure I already saw signs of wear on the new collars, exactly at the place where the old pair had major wear.
Look at the picture, this is minor wear , but it is after one single practice.

[img]https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/xythoswfs/webui/_xy-20762013_1-t_RBMVO8BB [/img]

I wonder if others have noticed this?

How frequently do you replace your sleeves?
Any comment or suggestion would be welcome.
Thanks

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Postby tgaal » July 16th, 2008, 6:16 pm

The image does not show, but you can see it at this link:

https://mywebspace.wisc.edu/xythoswfs/w ... t_RBMVO8BB
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Wear on the sleeves

Postby Chris on the Beach » December 3rd, 2008, 9:52 pm

It may be a rigging problem. Try maxrigging.com! Unusual wear is most likely linked to that. You may be out of luck though if you are renting a boat because most times they will not specially rig one for you.

Just a thought.
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oarlock

Postby tgaal » December 3rd, 2008, 10:10 pm

Hi Chris,
Thanks for your input.
I also contatcted C2, and they had an interesting idea: my oarlock.
It turned out, that my oarlock was probably too worn, and even thought it looked OK, it had a sharp edge. Since C2 kindly provided me with a comlimentery replacemet (thank you guys!), the problem stopped to develop any further.

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