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Re: Oar Collars
Posted by John Pollard on Jun 15, 2006
I don't much like buttons either. Not really necessary. Sometimes cumbersome for storage. And there are times when you want to extend an oar past the point where the button would prevent it (shoving off, retrieving hats, repelling pirates, etc) without popping the locks from their sockets.
But I can't tell from Robert's note whether he is referring to the buttons or merely the leather sheets ("collars"). Whatever the case, I agree with the CLC comment that improving on one's form will obviate the problem. Practice. It becomes second nature. Before you know it you'll be gliding effortlessly along in your beautiful Yawl.
In Response to: Re: Oar Collars by Greg Swarthout on Jun 15, 2006