I have two wooden paddle repair questions:
1. My old Redtall cherry beavertail paddle has a one and a half inch vertical crack at the tip. What's the best way to fix it? Epoxy, fiberglass, wood filler and varnish?
2. The varnish is worn from the shaft of my Harmony Vapor paddle where I pry off the gunwale while J stroking (hey, Bill Mason says it's OK to do). Can I just sand and revarnish the worn area, or should I refinish the whole shaft?