The only real difference is what YOU like. I've built both, and use both, and the only real difference for me is that a properly done epoxy finish is a little tougher than an oil finish, which is good for rock garden paddling.
Other than that, I find little difference other than oil paddles needing a little more upkeep, which is zero big deal.
Gedi Convertible Helmet
Canoe / Kayak Anchors
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