If you’ve got old, damaged blades on your drift boat oars, it’s time to change them out since winter steelhead season is now kicking into high gear. Don’t put it off! It’s quick and easy and will greatly improve your boat’s performance (and safety). Here’s how:
First, use a blade to break the seal at the joint where the shaft and blade meet.
Next, remove the screw that locks the blade into the shaft.
Now, wedge the old blade somewhere solid so you can twist it off.
Insert the new blade, hit the hole with some waterproof caulk and replace the screw.
Let the goop set overnight and BINGO...you're done! Now, wasn't that easy??