Paddles2

By: itznu

Sep 16 2012

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Category: boats

1 Comment

Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:5mm
ISO:160
Shutter:1/50 sec
Camera:Canon PowerShot ELPH 100 HS

These paddles are designed to work better than those large, spoon shaped paddles with tiny cylindrical shafts that are commonly available for 20-400 dollars. These are all under 2 lbs. They don’t roll off the deck or drip in your lap. The shafts are human hand sized and octagonal. They have hooks for grabbing stuff, long versatile blades for quiet, effortless paddling in many kinds of water. The RLPs are 12 feet long and strong enough to use as a yuloh, a pole, a hook, or rudder. With enough balance and leverage, there’s no reason for anyone to work hard at paddling. These are for having fun, not for working out.

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One comment on “Paddles2”

  1. The 8.5 foot paddle proved awkward on the river. With the 30″ beam Minihune2 and even wider Adirondack, the drippyness is annoying. The huge surface area makes it kinda nice in currents, and it may be fine for a less beamy boat…it is very pretty. The fact that it drips makes it useless in freezing weather. This is more of an imperfection than a design failure. The poly-based finishes are very nice. I’ll probably use them more in the future. The Ali’i steering oar works fine, probably deserves oilpaints on that ballpoint drawing.


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