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by Mac50L
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 107
Views: 7665

Re: Greenland Paddle

Go for the KASK laminated version. Thank you, vindicated. There is a slightly extended version on my website and a link to it on the KASK site. I sell the first paddle from each batch Gives me an idea of what to charge if I do the same. So it sounds like encouraging a lot of new GP users. Plus, you...
by Mac50L
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 107
Views: 7665

Re: Greenland Paddle

Good for you. If you get the chance, after a few outings could you try your euro paddle again and see how that now feels? I'm just wondering if yours will be like my experience and it felt so ugly that I gave up after about 100m. I'd also like to hear the result. Maybe haggle over whether 80 metres...
by Mac50L
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 107
Views: 7665

Re: Greenland Paddle

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:43 pm
- As an aside, he's in the throes of making a SOF at the moment, frame just about done last I saw :inlove:
Serioius stuff, full marks.
Wood all the way :y:
Definitely yes, I've always paddled my wooden kayaks with wooden paddles - for the last 4 decades.
by Mac50L
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Weather resources et al.
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Weather resources et al.

Have you tried this one? Yes, Norway but often more accurate than Metservice. Their temperatures are always a bit low though.

http://www.yr.no/place/New_Zealand/

Put your town or village in and it will be there. Metservice is too broad.
by Mac50L
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 107
Views: 7665

Re: Greenland Paddle

Does that pictured paddle have sharpish edges?

You might find this interesting.

In Defense of Greenland Paddles

https://www.rapidmedia.com/adventurekay ... ddles.html
by Mac50L
Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 107
Views: 7665

Re: Greenland Paddle

A bit more on paddle edges. An English kayaker and writer of kayak how-to books back in 1970s, settled / retired in NZ. He passed on a couple of paddles, one a GP which resides above someone's mantelpiece (nailed to the wall - not mine). The other paddle is a coracle paddle and a friend discussed it...
by Mac50L
Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 107
Views: 7665

Re: Greenland Paddle

I've still got occasional flutter happening down one side but will keep trying to figure that out. They never flutter if used correctly. Shoulder / body rotation, not arm bending. That means during the stroke the paddle has to move away from the kayak (not very far). That's why the edge away from t...
by Mac50L
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle issues AGAIN.
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Paddle issues AGAIN.

Have a look at this for zero feather angle instruction (admittedly the sound is terrible) -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOZnEPXt5ZE
by Mac50L
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle issues AGAIN.
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Paddle issues AGAIN.

And with a strong wind on the beam a feathered paddle can be dangerous, tending to tip you over. How much of your paddling is into a strong wind, dead ahead? How much of your paddling is done with the wind more than 10 degrees either side of dead ahead? Feather won't help. How much of your paddling ...
by Mac50L
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Paddle recommendations

Hi Mike, Looking at your handiwork, I would put myself as less accomplished than you... my attempts have resulted in serviceable paddle's. There you are, someone who has tried and succeeded. Mac501, just an observation... We don't all have your level of skill in this field... But, because of that, ...
by Mac50L
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Paddle recommendations

Damn! I just gave away an old draw knife to hang on a wall for a display. What!!! Where did it go? Time on this side of the earth for me however is running out I fear, so store bought it is :( OK but you are a kid compared to me who is more than a couple of decades older. If it wasn't for all those...
by Mac50L
Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Paddle recommendations

MikeAqua wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:49 pm
I actually had a good line to follow, just failed to follow it correctly with the jigsaw.
Jigsaw? I won't claim to be able to do any better with one of those.

Guides? Use guides to work along. Where I split the two pieces, use a saw bench with guides. Carving down, use guides to work against.
by Mac50L
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Paddle recommendations

Mac50L. Why don't you sell your service to those people who can't? OK, see you here on next Monday. We're going to the Highland Games on Saturday otherwise it would be sooner. I want to make a Greendland paddle myself but since i know nuts about woodworking, So? A good chance to learn. You'll never...
by Mac50L
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Paddle recommendations

Some people can use hand tools well, others can't. People who can , usually don't understand why some people can't . If you gave me a straight piece of timber with line drawn on it, I literally could not make straight cut with a hand-saw. You say, "I've made cabinets," How? Either you have done all...
by Mac50L
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Paddle recommendations

I've made cabinets, re-clad a house, replaced windows, hung doors, built sheds and changed the roof pitch & wall height on a garage. But I wouldn't tackle a Greenland paddle. It would end up misshapen, but in different ways at each end. How? We're taking a plank of wood (~20 mm thick), drawing a li...
by Mac50L
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Paddle recommendations

these Greenland paddles look neat, useless at woodworking myself ;( Obviously you didn't have a mother who knew anything. As I had a mother who could fix anything, mechanical or electrical, good at cabinetmaking level of woodworking, a daughter (very good metal worker) who has taught her kids to be...
by Mac50L
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Paddle recommendations
Replies: 22
Views: 1490

Re: Paddle recommendations

Blazer60 wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:45 pm
Buy a length of Western Red Cedar and make yourself a Greenland paddle.
https://sites.google.com/site/kayakamf/ ... nd-paddles

Unfortunately if you do make your own you are libel to end up with a dozen of them..... Cost? About $20 or $25 if you add the cost of linseed oil.
by Mac50L
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dry Bags
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: Dry Bags

You could try making your own -
http://www.kask.org.nz/dry-bags/
by Mac50L
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Safety
Topic: Flags
Replies: 5
Views: 1207

Re: Flags

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
Mon May 15, 2017 9:01 pm
Does the CD not delaminate after a while showering you in silver foil? :lol:
They degrade. I can give you some that have if you wish. I've carried them as mirrors but they do need replacing regularly.
by Mac50L
Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Greenland Paddle
Replies: 107
Views: 7665

Re: Greenland Paddle

I can see a lot of "I'll build a plane, I've got a couple of doors here I'll use them for wings." No understanding of why things are shaped a certain way. Enough grunt and the doors might work as wings but never apply the word "efficiently". The way a GP works well is in the shape. Otherwise why not...