We used to carry the bronze Davis fold-down oarlock/sockets but those became unavailable. Finally after about a year, we are now able to offer this stainless steel version. Just lift the oarlock and flip it down to get it out of the way when you are not rowing. These fold-down oarlocks are popular with camps that have a fleet of rowboats as they cannot be lost. They are also great for sailboats as the oarlock does not foul lines when folded.
These oarlocks are expensive but the quality is top notch. The cast stainless parts are carefully machined for jamb-free operation and polished to a shine.
I just got back from the lake and my package was waiting for me. Very fast! The SS Oarlock is a thing of beauty...what a substantial piece of equipment.