Soon to be embarking on creating a greenland paddle. The first one would be for someone more into colors than the natural wood finish...ideally something that would match her fiberglass kayak - yellow w/ red trim....thinking for the paddle, maybe yellow with a red strip down the middle....
Was thinking painting the paddle then coating with a few coats polyurethane would be the way to go? If so, do I have to use marine epoxy paint, or could I get away with some Krylon? For the Polyurethane, pretty much whatever from Home Depot should be ok? better recommendations?
From reading a few threads - it looks like I would need to do atleast 4-5 coats of the polyurethane? with the last coating followed by some sanding/000 steel wool on the loom for some grip?
4-5 layers of polyurethane should make the tips fairly resistant to damage? Any idea how much more the paddle with weigh with this much polyurethane?
A wood question - the big box stores near me only seem to stock "white wood" in the 2x4s and larger (no cedar to be found) - would this wood be ok to use?
Thanks in advance!,