FITTING YOUR RANDALL FOILS
GLUE GUN AND SCREWS
We recommend using this method to attach the Randall foils to your blades. As if you ever want to upgrade and re-use the foils, you can remove them, reuse them, and clean your old blade up for sale/use.
This method had been used for attaching Randall foils around the world. The bond formed using the adhesive between the foil and the blade is extremely strong, making it difficult to remove the foils after attaching them to the spoons.
Harrison Performance Ltd distributor of the Randall foils in the UK can provide fittings at major rowing events. We can also come to clubs and fit the product for larger orders. Please get in contact.
GLUE GUN AND SCREWS METHOD
TO FIT YOUR RANDALL FOILS YOU WILL NEED
The following video will demonstrate how to attach your Randall foils to your blades.
FITTING THE RANDALL FOIL YOURSELF
If you are fitting the Randall Foil yourself you will need these items.
RANDALL FOIL SET
HAIR DRIER / HEAT GUN
Use sandpaper to remove any paint or glossy surface. The adhesive needs a light surface texture for it to bite.
Pencil mark the attachment area – WITHOUT adhesive, place the Randall foil’s on the oars, line up with the outside edge of the blade. Draw around the Randall foil’s – Mark the end with an extra line to indicate where the small end lines up.
Place masking tape around the outside edge of the pencil line for easy clean-up as the adhesive is very strong!
Pre-cut 5 pieces of duct tape about 20cm in length. Have them within reach.
Fill the Randall foil slot and back surface with the adhesive. Ensure there is more adhesive than required, as the adhesive needs to fill all of the notches and groves.
Attach the SMALLER end first – brace with duct tape firmly down the BACK edge. As The adhesive will start filling the cavity and any excess will ooze out. Work from the smaller to the wider end of the Randall foil.
Proceed along until the entire foil is firmly set down. The shape is designed for a tight fit and may be like fitting a bicycle tyre. Don’t be afraid to apply pressure to the foil as it will conform to the shape of the blade.
TIPS AND TRICKS
Additional Strengthening Options
1. Drill 3mm holes into the foil through the joining slot. The adhesive resin will fill the cavity creating a strengthening bolt.
2. Screws may also be used for securing foils to blades. Drill down from the top of the foil into the blade. Use adhesive as well as screws.
RANDALLfoil’s make the Vortex Strip obsolete and I recommend removal of the strip. Where the Vortex Strip cannot be removed, you will need to ensure it does not overlap.