Oars for "Fine" are standard sculling oars, they have to be 9' 6" overall length, and "D" shaped at the oarlocks. The carbon fiber competition oars are about 3.5 lbs, and almost $800.00 Canadian. These are my second attempt and have come in at 5.25 lbs, but are nicely balanced. They are red cedar blades, and tapered, hollow, yellow cedar shafts with maple on the compression side. You can see a slice of the construction sitting on top of the blade.
Both the fore and aft decks were built on the bench, upside down, and then glassed on the bottom. The aft deck was also glassed on top before installation; the fore-deck was glued in place, and then sanded and glassed on the boat. I've rounded over the gunwales, and will sand them before a seal coat of epoxy.
Rick Crook of Oyster Bay Boats Pender Harbour BC