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Old 04-05-2015   #1
 
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Rope wraps

I spent a few hours in the garage today wrapping my new oars. The first sentence in the instructions I read said rope wrapping is not easy. The second sentence should have been. This is an understatement.




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Dammit.

Ive been thinking about doing it. I just like they way they look.

Thanks for this simple statement.
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I was more physical than technical. Go for it.


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I've found it to be pretty easy. A good stable wedge to turn the oar in, gloves, good epoxy, a partner to turn the oar, and the spoon trick at the end.
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I had no partner.


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I laid mine between my oar towers. Then I stepped on the rope to create tension. Used a 10lb sledge at the end and broke a block of hickory trying to get it back through.


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Rope wrap and woodies

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?
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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.
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I just did a search on Mountainbuzz and on Google. There's a ton of information out there.
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Dammit.

Ive been thinking about doing it. I just like they way they look.

Thanks for this simple statement.
I'm in Leadville. I might be willing to help you when you decide to take on the project. These Front Rangers are on their own...
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