Does anyone sell Bo's type systems with the aluminum bracket that attaches to the frames of McK boats?
I see that Dierks has ones that bolt on through the bottom like this:
But what about ones like this?
Carl, I bought the regal foot release and plan to just bend some 1/8" aluminum to fit between my frames. Total cost for the release and the aluminum is still less than the Bo's/dierks system and I think it looks better
Bo's is out of buisiness (he passed away awhile back). I am a distributor for Dierks. Send me a P.M. with what you are looking for and I can get you some prices.
Thanks, Bennett. That Regal release looks really cool. I love the retro sort of look to it. I bet it would look right at home in my old relic. How did you come to decide to buy it? Have you seen it in use? I see that Towee Boats (popular in your neck of the woods) is a dealer for them. Is that where you saw them? It looks like they are made of cast aluminum, which causes a little apprehension for me. Since you have one in hand, what do you think about the way it is built? Does it look like it will hold up?
Mike: Thank you! I tried to send you a PM but we have to be "friends" first. So I sent you a friend request. Look forward to hearing from you.
Done, let me know what you are looking for.
Thank you, sir. PM sent.
damn I wish I had known that Mike. Oh well
Sorry about that Bennett
I like it, especially the brass components. Only the base is aluminum, the pawl mechanism is brass and the guide pegs appear to be stainless, but they may be aluminum. I read a couple positive reviews for it on Montana riverboats. Also, based on a couple quick searches I think it was a hair cheaper than the other styles. I just called them up to order. My buddies towee has their oarlocks but I don't think they have an option for the release. It'd be in the way on that boat anyway. I messed up by not ordering their oarlocks at the same time, would've saved on shipping which I want to say was 15 bucks from MA to GA. They were competitively priced and being a hair longer makes them more versatile. I can attest to that rowing my friends towee. Ill take pictures tomorrow, it's at work with the boat. Overall I think it'll be a good product, it's got a lifetime warranty anyway.