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By Australian boat builder John Murray inventor of the Gaco Oarlock.

swift dory rowboat

Gaco Oarlocks, Revolutionary Design!


Hi John,

Gaco absolutely brilliant!!!
We successfully completed our "Row a Round Ireland" on 26th September last year and managed to raise Ä110,000 and awareness for Cystic Fibrosis.
Around 1000 nautical miles with a team of 20 rowers-it was a fantastic success and a marvelous adventure! The same Gaco rowlocks are on the boat to this day as I row about 15/20 miles a week during the winter and they proved themselves absolutely invaluable, especially in some of the North Atlantic swells and the short chop of the Irish Sea. The only worry I had was a capsize with the oars stuck in the out position-but thankfully we avoided that! I want to purchase another 8 rowlocks(ie. 4 pairs) with sockets and pins and if you'd let me know how much I'll forward you my credit card details.
We also made a scale model of the boat complete with the Gaco rowlocks and I'll forward you a copy of some photos under separate cover. Will hopefully talk to you shortly.

Kind regards,
Ger Crowley