I will make a pair of oarlock risers for the Skerry that I'm building. I have a few questions that I hope the forum can help me with. I'm using the top mount oarlock sockets from CLC. The inwale and outwales are 5/8" with 1/2" spacers and of course, the 1/4" plywood hull.
-What thickness should the risers be? I'm assuming at least as thick as the sockets are deep.
-How wide and long should the risers be?
-Should they be affixed via nut & bolt, epoxy, screws or combination thereof?
-Should I recess the top of the socket? (the rectangular portion that contacts the oarlock)
Thanks to everyone for all you help and suggestions. I find the people and information on this forum invaluable.