Originally Posted by JustinJam
Has anyone done this for wooden oars? I'm refinishing mine and have thought to do a rope wrap. But does this leave moisture next to the oar? How do you prevent rot?
The wraps dry out just fine (poly doesn't absorb water) and the thick layer of epoxy and the finish you've applied to your oar likely protect it just fine. Your oars should be pretty waterproof after they are finished.
Sawyer sells a kit, but I bought the cord and epoxy at True Value. I don't own the last oars I wrapped anymore, but I bet that rope is still on them.