C.L.A.M. stands for Clip-on Load Adjusting Mechanism. This product from Concept2 is designed as a convenience to our oar customers for use on the current Concept2 sleeves only. (They may not fit properly on other sleeves).
Just clip a C.L.A.M. onto your sleeve and you have instantly made a load adjustment without requiring any tools. You can even do it on the water.
1 C.L.A.M. = 1 centimeter of inboard.
Why Use A Clam?
Maybe your crews are sharing oars between an eight and a four, and the ideal eight loading is really too heavy for the four but you'd rather not have to move buttons every day. Pop on some C.L.A.M.s before the four goes out. Pop them off when they come in.
Maybe there's a nasty prevailing wind every afternoon that's a headwind on the way home, when you're already tired. Pop on some C.L.A.M.s when you turn around.
Maybe you'd like to test some different loadings for your crew without coming off the water and making oar or button changes. Carry along some C.L.A.M.s and pop them on between pieces.
You can use the C.L.A.M. as a wear surface between the collar and the oarlock.
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