At the seminar the Eric gave at Okumeefest - he talked about fiberglassing the ends of the paddles. First rasping a groove in the end, then using fiber glass ________(fill in the blank) soaked in epoxy resin to finish the ends. What type of fiber glass material did he add to the end of the paddle?
And is it reasonable to add cording to above the normal wetted paddle surface to act as a drip ring. I'm thinking of using a "Turks Head" knot about 18" from the end to act as a drip ring - I know I am trading off the ability to slide the oar from hand to hand for sweeps - but the dripping was more drenching, than dripping.