Thursday, May 8, 2014

Turbo Oars Finished with Leathers

I just finished adding leathers to the turbo oars.  I found a very good instructional article on Christine DeMerchant's website.  I really like her website and style of writing.  I thought the leathers with the baseball stitch came out very well and did not take too long.  About 1 hour each oar.  I did apply melted paraffin wax to the main rubbing points and then applied 2 coats of a teak oil and helmsman varnish blend (70% teak oil to 30% helsman varnish) from Izzy Swan outdoor varnish tips video.  I plan to try them out this weekend.