We’ve looked at the amount of preparation time involved in repairing oars, but this batch are almost done. The primer and undercoat has been applied and with any luck most of these will be ready right away for the top coat in club colours. Sometimes the undercoat shows up a few extra things to fill or sand that may not have been visible on the odd coloured surfaces below.


This is a bit of a motley bunch. A few blade only, a couple of coastal rowing blades, an interesting one with a fluted girder shaft (and copper tip, just out of view) and a fairly conventional blade.

I really should get a bigger workshop…