croker oars

Re-Grip Wooden Handle Rowing Oar

(per Oar + Parts)

$42.00 CAD

Replacing Timber Veneer Grip on Rowing and Surf Oars

You will need the following:

  • Curled up Veneer grip from Croker

  • Epoxy resin with a lightweight filler (laminating Epoxy resin) could be West Systems Microlight, Q Cell or Microballoons

  • Black insulation tape

  • Small hand plane

  • Packing tape

  • Sandpaper


  1. Remove covering (old veneer grip) including any black glue. Sand until you are back to the carbon fibre.

  2. Dry fit veneer cover so that it does not overlap. Plane off any overlapping areas. Leave a small gap 1-2mm.

  3. Apply Black insulating tape 460mm from the thin end of the blade to prevent glue staining the handle.

  4. Mix epoxy resin to a pourable consistency like honey.

  5. Paint on an even layer approx 1mm thick.

  6. Slip Veneer over handle and squeeze into place.

  7. Tape in three positions to hold still on the handle.

  8. Spiral wrapclear packing tape sticky side facing out (twist after the first two turns to keep sticky side off the veneer).

  9. Let dry.

  10. Remove any tape and fill any areas that need filling, let dry.

  11. Sand to a smooth finish.