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Old oars

Posted by Sandy 
Old oars
June 15, 2019 06:35PM
Im 70. Not dead yet. I bought these oars in 1979. Well used and abused. They will still Outlast me. 9'foot Smoker Lights. About a decade ago I made the tips wider by molding fibers and red micro balloons onto the edges of the blades. That's still going strong too but it's 10 years later and now they need a little attention.

When I first did this I put Visqueen on top of foam. Slobbered epoxy goo on the edges of the blades. Then another layer of Visqueen. Then another layer of foam. Then plywood on top of that and put a few tools on the plywood to squash it all together. Sanded it and glassed the blades a day later. Now I'm redoing the glass 10 years later.

I'll fix these divits tomorrow when re-glassing.


Re: Old oars
July 21, 2019 02:24PM
Nice old quarter sawn White Ash oars?
Hang onto them as the Emerald Ash Borer has eliminated the majority of our lumber quality standing White Ash here on the east coast.
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