Re: oar "leathers" too late now I guess
- Read you have already done "Leathers" Most likely will be just
fine. My messages above told how to wrap without using brads.
"Bradless" method pretty cool, neat, and lots of fun once you get the
hang of it.
Good luck, and happy boating.
--- In bolger@y..., "Michael Galvin" <michaelgalvin@h...> wrote:
> Thanks to all who replied to my search for ideas on
oar "leathers." I
> decided to wrap the loom with 1/8th inch braided dacron. I used
> to fix in place the starting wrap and the ending wrap. I saturated
> with epoxy. I'm now varnishing the oars and the "leathers" with
> spar varnish. It looks pretty good so far. I'll upload some
pictures of my
> oars and newly built June Bug soon.
> Michael Galvin
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Galvin [mailto:michaelgalvin@h...]
> Sent: Monday, May 28, 2001 8:39 AM
> To: Bolger Yahoo Group
> Subject: [bolger] oar "leathers"
> I've just finished making oars for my new June Bug, using Jim
> plans, which are based on R.D. "Pete" Cullers designs. Now I'm
> ideas on oar "leathers."
> Dynamite Payson in "Build the New Instant Boats" recommends
> saturated with epoxy. Jim Michalak recommends "synthetic mason's
> saturated with varnish. He describes mason's twine as something
> diameter. The only stuff I can find at Home Depot is something
> inch diameter. Dave Carnell suggests two wraps of "double knit
> fabric" saturated with epoxy.
> Anyone out there have any experience with such do-it-yourself oar
> Can anyone suggest where I might find "mason's twine", perhaps by
> Michael Galvin
> Muskegon, MI
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