Dog get a hold of your oar grip and gnaw it to shreds? Don’t worry, replacement is easy.
Start by taking the old grip off and cleaning up the handle underneath. To make a nice surface for bonding, scuff up the handle with a red scotchbrite pad or equivalent sand paper. This will help the epoxy grip the surface. After you’ve removed the worn rubber grip and prepped the surface, mix and apply a two-part epoxy plastic bonder to the handle. Follow the instructions on the packaging of the epoxy you choose. Slide the replacement grip over the handle and push it all the way on.
Sometimes air may push the grip back out when slipping it on. If this occurs, simply invert your oar and use gravity and the oars weight to aid you. Let the grip dry completely before using.
⭐ When replacing a grip with our thumb notch feature, do not use a fast drying glue. You’ll want to set the notch properly before the glue dries to achieve better blade orientation.
Looking to refinish you oars? Read our how to guide for easy maintenance and care of your Cataract® oars.