Maybe this belongs in the boating section, but I figure the FF here probably use drift boats more than anyone.
about 10 days ago I bought what I thought may be the ugliest drift boat on the Kenai P, but now I see another on CL that I think may be the winner :-)
I would like to refinish the oars.
The oars have plastic sleeves on the shafts, rope wrapped, with wood blades & handles & look like they were really nice oars at one time. They have not been well maintained, but are still solid.
There is a little splitting on the handles & the finish is peeling oin the blades. Blades still look pretty solid. There is a thin rubber like protectent material peeling off the last 4" of the blades.
Should I coat the handles with fiberglass resin to seal & rotect them (along with insuring their integrity) & then put thin foam covers on them?
On the blades, sand them lightly to remove finish & then put a strip of glass tape sandwiching the edges & resin over entire blade, or glass over the entire working portion of the blade?
The plastic sleeve on the handle end of each oar has a split about 3" long. Fill with epoxy, cover with seran wrap, & wrap with a hose clamp till set then sand smooth?
This is a glass boat & since my DB experience is extremely limited you may be getting lots of questions...