Wednesday, June 23, 2010

River Paddle

The paddle on the left is the paddle that I made for my canoe trip on the river. It is compared against a store bought 60" paddle. I have always hated the fact that I have a fairly wide wing span, but the paddle selection in stores is very limited. The overall length of this river paddle is 208cm. The blade is 52cm to the shoulder, then a 26cm long taper (throat) to the shaft. I put on a flat grip to provide enough leverage to manipulate the large blade surface. I will be posting a thorough review of the paddle performance after my trip.

My next project will be to make my main paddle, which will be a little shorter than this river paddle.

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