I'm about a bit tomorrow, then off again at 5pm for a few daty, so can get the fix started at least.
Tools neeeded -
Glue (not convinced gorilla glue is waterproof)
Sand paper (fine)
Paint (to finalise seal)
I'll be rowing at 10:30/11:00, so could do it before/after and can pick tools up
Glued and clamped the oar in two places yesterday. It's not the prettiest fix, but should be ok for now.
Waterproof glue used so painting not necessarily needed, although those oars are a bit shabby to say the least.
It wasn't easy to prize open the splits and the tools I used were digging into the wood, so had to push the worst split apart side ways just to get glue inside the split, then also tried to push as much in with a small scraper.
The splits look like they are occurring on a natural part of the make up of the paddle, see pic. So we will need to keep an eye on how it fairs.
Clamps back off now and in the unit under the desk.