I wrap several (lot's) of turns around each oar so it's always available for as much as someone might need.Actually I was just sharing my story with the guys in the shop yesterday. One of the guides said Gorilla tape in the bottom and top of your plug holes will work in a pinch. At least to get you through the day.
Lots of good stuff in here so far. I'm taking notes...hopefully others are learning something as well.
If the port potty has just been cleaned, lay down a landing pad of TP to avoid the blue water ass splash.
Trust me on this.....