Rowing rigging

Stern pitch oarlock pin

Concept: The pitch (angle) of the oarlock pin relative to the vertical, parallel to the boat. When the top of the oarlock pin tilts towards the stern, it is indicated with a positive angle. Digging deep with the blade (the top of the oarlock pin tilts towards the bow) with a negative angle.
Sizes: Measured in degrees: 0°
+ Forward, the blade has a tendency to skip.
Backwards, the blade tends to dig into the water.
Measure: Use the inclino/angle/pitch meter to measure in degrees. Calibrate the meter by placing the meter on the gunwales, always in the direction in which the measurement will be taken. Set the digital meter to zero. Or turn the spirit level of the analog meter so that it is exactly between the two lines. The meter is now calibrated. Place the gauge against the pin and measure the angle. Measure the angle on the analog meter – by tilting the measuring plate until the air bubble is again between the lines – and read the number of degrees.
Adjust: Adjusting the stern pitch of the oarlock pin can be done in different ways, also depending on the type of rigger. The different options are described here: Adjust the pin pitch & angle.

Minimum oarlock height
Outward angle oarlock pin

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