Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Repairing Oars

I am currently varnishing the interior of the pretty 11 footer. This is a satisfying job and I enjoy watching the deepening shine develop on the application of each subsequent coat. 

In between rubbing down and varnishing I have been repairing the boats oars. As you can see these were in a poor state of repair. The blades were literally falling apart and the varnish was flaking badly. 

The blade sections have been carefully removed, cleaned and glued back together, the varnish has been stripped and the oars have been sanded and are now ready for varnishing.

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