Re: Show pics!

Posted by Kurt Maurer on Aug 30, 2005

Mac, you can finish out your GP any way you wish. In fact, you don't have to apply any finish at all. I never did 'til these laminated jobs came along.

On them, I coat with epoxy, then rub it all off with a rag right quick, before it sets up. This leaves a waterproof finish that looks and feels a lot like oil. On my latest paddle, that fancy-dan thing I made a web page for, I fiberglassed the last 15" or so of each blade primarily as an experiment. John Caldeira does this on his GPs (at least, the edges), so I thought I'd give it a go. So far, it really toughens 'em up, I'll tell ya. But it's still too soon to know whether it will become my standard procedure or not. It certainly is with John, though.

Cheers, Kurt

Making a fancy GP

In Response to: Re: Show pics! by Mac on Aug 29, 2005