Virtual Regatta Services: Oar Repair Webinars during The Head Of The Charles Regatta 2020

Sep 25, 2020

Free to all 2020 Head Of The Charles Regatta® participants!

Concept2’s Regatta Service Team would love to be working on your oars in our trailer on a crisp and beautiful October weekend, but this year’s regatta service is going virtual. Our free (to all HOCR registrants) webinars are a way to learn how to update your oars and sculls at your home or boathouse to ensure the best performance of your Concept2 equipment.

Bob Beeman drilling set screws into Concept2 Oar sleeves.

Join Bob Beeman, our Senior Oar Repair Technician, and work alongside him on five of the most common oar repairs. Join one or all five webinars!

We recommend you order parts in advance* so that you can make the repairs as you watch. We’re offering limited time FREE SHIPPING on these part kits for webinar participants only. Order early to ensure materials arrive in time for the repair clinic of your choice and make sure to have your tools handy. To order parts or if you have any questions, please contact Kate Smith at 877.887.8053 or kates@concept2.com.

If you prefer, join us without parts on hand and simply watch and learn. In either case, Bob will walk you through the repair and there will be time to ask any questions.

*Customers are responsible for the cost of parts. Concept2 will cover the shipping costs for parts.

Oar Repair Webinar Schedule

ALL WEBINARS ARE 12 P.M–1 P.M. ET

Monday 10/12: Sleeve Replacement

Parts Available From Concept2

  • White or green sleeves (depending on vintage of oars; Concept2 will help determine this)
  • Collars
  • 2-part urethane adhesive sold by Concept2

Tools You’ll Need to Supply

  • Duo pack cartridge gun (sold by Concept2) or caulk gun and adapter
  • #1 Phillips-head screwdriver
  • 5/64” or 2 mm drill bit
  • Flat-head screwdriver
  • Chisel or knife
  • Sandpaper or scraper
  • Level
  • Concept2 Pitch Check Assembly or your own set-up**

**If you do not have Concept2 pitch check, please set up your own pitch check prior to the webinar. See pitch check instructions in Section IV >

Tuesday 10/13: Blade Replacement

Parts Available From Concept2

  • New blade (when ordering spare blade from Concept2, please have serial number available)
  • Skinny blade insert if replacing blade on a Skinny shaft
  • 2-part urethane adhesive sold by Concept2

Tools You’ll Need to Supply

  • Duo pack cartridge gun (sold by Concept2) or caulk gun and adapter
  • Propane torch
  • Draw knife or other strong knife
  • Paper towels or rag
  • Level
  • Permanent marker
  • Pliers or vise grips
  • Concept2 Pitch Check Assembly or your own set-up**

**If you do not have Concept2 pitch check, please set up your own pitch check prior to the webinar. See pitch check instructions in Section IV >

Wednesday 10/14: Handle Replacement

Parts Available From Concept2

  • New handle(s)
  • 2-part urethane adhesive sold by Concept2

Tools You’ll Need to Supply

  • Duo Pack cartridge gun sold by Concept2 or caulk gun and adapter
  • Wood crosscut hand saw (for wood handle)
  • Hacksaw (for composite handle)
  • Needle nose vise grips or needle nose pliers
  • Long chisel
  • Utility knife
  • Drum sanding bit, maul bit or similar (to remove glue)

Thursday 10/15: Shaft Crack Repair

Parts Available From Concept2

  • Pre-preg carbon fiber material
  • Shrink tape

Tools You’ll Need to Supply

  • 60 or 80 grit sandpaper
  • Masking or vinyl tape
  • Heat gun
  • Utility knife
  • Marker
  • #1 Phillips-head screwdriver
  • V-blocks or fixture that allows oar to rotate around while repairing
  • Clamp
  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety glasses

Friday 10/16: Inner Grip Changes and End Plug Replacement

Parts Available From Concept2

  • Inner grips
  • End plug
  • 2-part urethane adhesive sold by Concept2

Tools You’ll Need to Supply

  • Duo pack cartridge gun sold by Concept2 or caulk gun and adapter
  • Loctite 409 adhesive (for end plugs)
  • Utility knife
  • Paper towels
  • Source of convection heat (ie., toaster oven with tray or flat pan, convection oven; microwave will NOT work)
  • Leather glove or hot mitt
  • Sandpaper

Tags: Oars, Regattas

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