1- You will want to set up your boat or raft with frame so that you have plenty of room to move the oars around so you can properly install the Oar Rights.
2- Put the Oar Rights on your oars, about 2/3 of the way up towards the handles, with the Oar Right shaft pointing towards the blade of the oar. If you have an oar sleeve or rope wrap on your oars, place them there. Leave the Oar Rights loose enough to be able to make adjustments but tight enough to stay in place as you move them.
3- Place the oars in the oar locks.
4- Place the handle of the oars to the center of the boat with equal distance from each oar lock. Set your oar handles a comfortable distance apart. I prefer shoulder width but it’s what is comfortable for you.
5- If you don’t have a helper, then find a couple of blocks (Gallon water jugs or buckets will do the trick, also) to keep the oar blades straight up and down (Vertical).
6- Snug up but do not fully tighten the bolts.
7- Double check that you still have equal distance from each oar lock to oar handles, that the blades are still vertical and that you have a comfortable distance between the handles.
8- Adjust accordingly if needed and then tighten fully. It is important that they are as tight as you can get them.
9- If you notice any slipping or twisting, mark off where the bottom half of the Oar Right is on the oar, loosen the bolts enough to slide them out of the way and put a strip or two of Gorilla tape along the mark where the bottom half of the Oar Right sits. Place the Oar Right back in its place. Make sure everything is lined up, correctly and tighten bolts. This will help create a better grip, especially with plastic sleeves.
For the Oar Stop. Use the same procedure as written above except you don’t have to worry about lining up the blade.