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Is the weight of the Empower Oarlock enough that I would have to compensate by adding weight to the other oarlock?

The weight difference is small (170g sculling, 188g sweep) and unnoticeable once the weight of the rower is added to the boat. However, the weight WILL make an unloaded single or double tip in the direction of the oarlock, so some attention must be paid when placing the boat in the water. Again - if this proves annoying to people, we'll experiment with a weight bar that could be added to the other oarlock. In the meantime, adding a second magnet to the opposite side can help alleviate some of the difference in weight.