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Old 04-15-2012   #1
 
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oar rope wraps...

Hey my oars rope wraps are getting pretty haggard and need to be fixed... Has anyone wrapped their own... Is it fairly simple or is it something you should have done... Any advise or knowledge on the subject is welcome...
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Old 04-15-2012   #2
 
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Easy. wrapping oars my jig
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Old 04-15-2012   #3
 
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another thread is: oar wrap:how to. Try the search feature.
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Thanks.. I have some rope on the way... Should be fun..
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I did mine recently and they came out pretty good. I'm curious to find out how well they will hold up but I'm liking how quiet they are. I used climbing accessory cord (5 mm I think it was) and the pattern ended up being a cool element as I twisted it as I wrapped to create an overall diagonal cross-hatch. Have fun!
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Old 04-16-2012   #6
 
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I started out 8 years ago with wraps because I was too cheap to buy sleeves.

I'll never buy sleeves.

I just replaced those first wraps last summer. Actually, I pulled them to refinish my oars and just reinstalled them--I turned the worn nylon to the inside.

Wraps are easy and worth doing!

Any pics of yours, Gremlin?
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Just curious... Is there any other maintenance that I should do or can do while I have them stripped... I have cataract SGG's
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Just curious... Is there any other maintenance that I should do or can do while I have them stripped... I have cataract SGG's
Are they only a few years old and still shiny, or do they have dings and the finish getting milky?

If they're showing some age, I'd give the SGG's a quick sanding with 220 grit and spray them with a good UV-inhibiting clearcoat from a rattle can.


Actually...do you know anyone who owns/runs/works at an auto body shop? Might cost you $40-50 to get a quick spray--you prep sand and mask your handles, tell them you don't need them buffed out when done--just the spray only while they're spraying something else--but would be worth another 10 years of keeping the sun out of your oars.
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They came with the boat I just got used.... They are showing some wear...,thanks for the great info..
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For the rope impaired, what type and size of rope are you all using? I saw one site saying not to use nylon rope because it sags when wet. But the Sawyer kit ($$$) says "includes 80 feet of 3/16 solid braided nylon rope" So I'm confused. Thanks!
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