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Old 06-20-2013   #1
 
fort collins, Colorado
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Oars filling with water

Silly question. Ive got new Sawyer pole cat oars with Duramax plastic blades. I notice that they are taking in water, and its sort irritating. Is there any reason i cant silicone the blade insert into the shaft. Is this common, and is there anywhere else they could really be leaking from. I dont have a swimming pool to test for leaks? Help me out water world, Im about 15 minutes away from silicone

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Old 06-20-2013   #2
 
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Has worked for me

Spray can of expanding window foam insulation. Put the tube through the button hole and spray down with the shaft verticle, fill it in stages as it does expand. Drain water from oar first.
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Old 06-21-2013   #3
 
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Trailcreek,
My name is Aaron and I work at Sawyer and take care of potential warranty and/or repair issues. The suggestion from cnile970 should resolve the issue, really a great suggestion. If you remove the blade and look up the shaft there should be a foam plug there just beyond the 3/4" titeset hole, that is there to keep the water out, but sounds like this plug may not be there possibly.

If you are having any trouble or need any assistance, please give me a call at 541-535-3606 (Sawyer Paddles & Oars).

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Old 06-21-2013   #4
 
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Spray can of expanding window foam insulation. Put the tube through the button hole and spray down with the shaft verticle, fill it in stages as it does expand. Drain water from oar first.
Thanks man, that did the trick, I guess the plug just wasnt watertight for some reason. No problem now
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