Paddle project

September 22, 2006

I’m going to make a Greenland storm paddle as my back up paddle. I’m hoping that stating that here will force me to do it (I’m nervous as my craftsmanship is generally not great).

Here is the dimensioned drawing based on my body measurements plus a little. I’ve added a little because my kayak is quite wide with a high foredeck. So for example rather than the paddle being my height 163cm to correspond to my height it will be 170cm.

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I am going to use Japanese cedar which I hear is excellent quality, and easy to find. I am hoping it will be easy to get a good knot free 2’x4′ to make this from. 24 hours of labour to make it they say. At 2 hours a day that’s a months’ work. Watch this space.

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