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Old 07-02-2019  
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Blisters and bliss

Just did a 3 day trip.. my hands are cut up, dry and blistered. My one finger is swollen. What do u all recommend to avoid such hand carnage while oaring?

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I always keep a pair of leather gloves in my captains box for Rig day. I have found that rigging the boat with dry webbing is what really eats my hands up. also great for loading and unloading the boat at camp.. The beating my hands take is rarely on the water but rigging the boat.
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Originally Posted by rtsideup View Post

That’s awesome. Pretty much what all my buds tell me. But my hands are really mangled... might try bike gloves
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gloves for rigging and aquaphor to rub into dry skin
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Vaseline is cheap and works great.

2nd gloves for rigging and I also wear some light nrs gloves on the river.
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Working hands. Does great to help repair the small cracks.
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I picked up a pair of cheap gardening gloves at the murder mart in Fruita a little while back. These work just fine for my sissified pale, tender digits with nothing but keyboard callouses.

Especially when rigging.

Oh yeah, and I harden the fuck up on the way to the river.

Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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rtsideup. Hilarious!
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