Just got some strange oars for $40. 9 footers encased in fiberglass and painted brown. Removed the fiberglass and sanded the remaining epoxy and paint off. Walah! Pretty good looking ash oars. One…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Sutherland Aug 24, 2016.
"I refinished some wood oars filling the cracks with T-88 two part epoxy without cutting the v. Worked great. If you save some sawdust from sanding you can mix that in for strength. After sanding, I finished with Total Boat penetrating epoxy,…"
"Finally got it done. Funny thing: a lady bought it with three oars to hang upside down from her ceiling in her mountain cabin. Paid $2300. Now need to find another project boat. Anybody near Boise, Idaho have one to restore? Pics attached."
"The Rot Dr. CPES, Clear Penetrating Epoxy System. is the best. It actually penetrates deep into the wood, new or old. 50/50 mixture with good working time. Used Total Boat penetrating epoxy and it was more like a varnish. Not much penetration and…"
"Got the pics. Thanks. Nice rebuild. I am rebuilding a 14' MacKinzy. Fortunately only the chines and 3/4" of the bottom of the sides were rotted. Just trimmed away the 3/4" and installed new white oak chines. Undecided whether to paint…"
"thanks for the input on the durable bottom finish,I'm just getting back into working on the boat from a long winter here in Wisconsin. next step is glassing the bottom and was just looking for other than just graphite in the top coats,just…"