Originally Posted by slamkal
I know the counterbalanced oars will sink and I'm pretty sure carlise oars will sink once water gets inside the shaft. Not sure if this is the case with any shaft/oar not constructed of wood
Question has anyone considered some sort of neoprene float that will keep an oar buoyant under all conditions? I'm thinking an outer sleeve with maybe Velcro.
If such a thing existed for a reasonable price, what would that price have to be to be marketable ??
Rubetex, Imco-loc are two examples of closed cell polyethelene foam that will slide into an oarshaft to displace water. These are found in the plumbing isle as pipe insulation foam. The internal void can be filled with another smaller pipe insulation.
However, Sawyer's polecats float like a cork. Best oar for the money