Replacing sleeve MK3 Asymmetric

 

 

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

 

  1. Remove old sleeve and clean excess glue from shaft.

  2. Place oar on pitching bench (as per attached video).

  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. Look inside both the sleeves and find the small horizontal line at one  end - these lines join over the top of each other.

  5. Fill the grooves inside with glue and epoxy. (Epoxy resin available from BCF)

  6. Clip sleeve body around shaft at desired position.

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

  8. Wipe away any excess glue.

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

  10. Leave oar in a dry position to allow glue to set. Trying not to bump the sleeve.

  11. Small alterations (<0.5°) may be made to dry sleeves by scraping one edge of the back.We use a 2 pack epoxy resin combined with a lightweight filler such as micro balloons, Q Cell or similar.

BOW SIDE - face sleeve letter (B) towards blade

STROKE SIDE - face sleeve letter (S) towards blade

Replace Sleeve on MK1 Symmetrical

 

  1. Remove covering with a drawknife/chisel

  2. Remove old sleeve and clean excess glue from shaft with sandpaper.

  3. Place oar on pitching bench (as per video)

  4. Read the engraving inside the sleeve to make sure you have the right one (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. (Epoxy resin available from BCF)

  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. Warm the back clip lightly before fitting to shaft to make it more flexible.

  10. 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.

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

  12. Wipe away any excess glue

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

  14. Leave oar in a dry position to allow glue to set. Trying not to bump the sleeve.

  15. Small alterations (<1°) may be made to dry sleeves by scraping or planing one edge of the back.We use a 2 pack epoxy resin combined with a lightweight filler such as micro balloons, Q Cell or similar.

 

 

Replacing sleeves

 

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