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Rabbit
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which paddle?

Post by Rabbit » Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:49 am

being optimistic that the bob's special i'm in the middle of building isn't going to sink like a stone, i've started to look at paddles. i'm not really up to making my own, and the only wooden paddles i can get here are made by grey owl.

so... what to get for solo paddling. there is quite a range, but if i follow the bill/becky mason school of thought, it looks like guide paddle is the way to go. any thoughts?

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Re: which paddle?

Post by alick burt » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:49 pm

Hi Rabbit
Are you sure you don't want to make your own paddle?I found it a really rewarding part of the build and despite having been a cabinetmaker all my life I found the book Canoe Paddles a complete guide to making your own by Graham Warren and David Gidmark (ISBN-13:978-1-55209-525-6)
(ISBN-10: 1-55209-525-8) an inspiration.
This book may inspire you too but it also has good advice on choice of and paddle types and sizes etc.
Hope this helps
Regards
Alick

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Re: which paddle?

Post by wb9tpg » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:46 pm

I just ordered the DVD; I hope it's as good as I anticipate.

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Re: which paddle?

Post by Rabbit » Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:31 pm

alick: the canoe build is kinda about all the building i wanna do. having said that, the excess material for the trim.....

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could be used for the blades and the hull material that didn't meet my requirements could be used to make a bird's mouth shaft. i have pdf's for a number of profiles. still not sure.

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