Replacing worn sleeves

 

Replacing sleeve on MK3 Asymmetrical

 

 

The following information is to help you replace your sleeves. It is viable for all sculling and sweep oars.

 

  1. Remove old sleeve and clean excess glue from shaft, as per video right.

  2. Place oar on pitching bench.

  3. Read the engraving S or B on the inside of the sleeve to make sure they are pointing in the right direction - see below. 

  4. Fill the grooves inside with glue mixture. (Epoxy resin available from BCF and view a detailed video on website to mix glue.) We use a 2 pack epoxy resin combined with a lightweight filler such as micro balloons, Q Cell or similar.

  5. Clip sleeve body around shaft at desired position.

  6. Rotate sleeve back and forth a few times to ensure good coverage of glue on shaft. Wipe away any excess glue.

  7. Using a spirit level across the back of the sleeve, set the desired pitch. All new Croker Oars are set at 0°.

  8. Leave oar in a dry position to allow glue to set, trying not to bump the sleeve.

  9. Small alterations (<0.5°) may be made to dry sleeves by scraping one edge of the back. 

 

More info:  

Set pitch on Sleeve to zero

Pitching a boat

Starboard - face sleeve letter (B) towards blade

Port side - face sleeve letter (S) towards blade

Replace Sleeve on MK1 Symmetrical

 

  1. Remove yellow button with a screw driver.

  2. Remove old sleeve with chisel and draw knife, as per video right.

  3. Place oar on pitching bench.

  4. Read the engraving inside the sleeve to make sure you have the right sleeve (not applicable to surf oars).

  5. Heat the sleeve with warm air for a few minutes before fitting.

  6. Use a piece of timber to hold the sleeve body open and fill the ridges inside with glue and filler mixture. We use a 2 pack epoxy resin combined with a lightweight filler such as micro balloons, Q Cell or similar. (Epoxy resin available from BCF and view a detailed video on website to mix glue.)

  7. Clip sleeve body around shaft at desired position.

  8. Try to get the body even and level before pushing the back on. Less correction will be needed (no twist).

  9. Click the back on to the end of the sleeve and push firmly forward using a small block of wood, which has a concave shape to fit over the oar shaft.

  10. Rotate sleeve back and forth a few times to ensure good coverage of glue on shaft.

  11. Wipe away any excess glue.

  12. Using a spirit level across the back of the sleeve, set the desired pitch. All new Croker Oars are set at 0°.

  13. Leave oar in a dry position to allow glue to set, trying not to bump the sleeve.

  14. Small alterations (<1°) may be made to dry sleeves by scraping or planing one edge of the back. (See directions Set Pitch on Sleeve to 0°.)

 

 

More info:  

Set pitch on Sleeve to zero

Pitching a boat

 

 

Please contact us if you have any questions 

call 302 897 6705 or fill in your questions below.

 

 Ph 302 897 6705

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Croker Oars USA

Greg Doyle

212 Karins Blvd, 

Townsend, DE 19734

 

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