rowlock hardware

by Don Ritchie
(Las Vegas, NV)

Hello fellow wooden boat builders!

I have a simple question about installing the rowlock sockets on the edge of a wooden rowboat.

I have some Perko rowlock hardware that looks well made, but they don't include any installation instructions.

Once the mounting holes are drilled in the wood for the sockets is it traditional to epoxy the metal rowlock sockets in place permanently or should I first paint the inside of the wooden hole and mount the socket in the hole afterwards?

I suspect the former would be stronger, but the latter easier to remove in the future if ever need be.

Advise would be appreciated from ye old salts!

From Don in Las Vegas

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Sep 11, 2014
by: Mike

Even if epoxy was used I would screw the sockets in place as per usual.

I could envisage the epoxy cracking due to movement if you were to row hard.

Sep 11, 2014
Rowlock Hardware
by: Gene

My take on it is that the words "traditional" and "epoxy" don't belong in the same sentence when discussing wooden boats.

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