Paddle Shopping Auckland

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revfisher
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:40 pm

Where is a good place to go quality paddle Shopping? I'm in South Auckland. I'm using a waikato valley paddle and thinking about upgrading to carbon fiber.

dedant
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:30 pm

Fergs kayaks in Orakei, Auckland. Sometimes have some decent specials. There is a canoe and kayak store in the Tron?
Also Viking do a nice carbon paddle, Hunting and Fishing Botany could hook you up.
Stealth kayaks have an Angler edition wing blade that looks good.
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lespresso
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Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:03 pm

Terry at ipaddle.co.nz if you want something high end
Viking Reload (2019)

revfisher
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Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:59 pm

At what point in Overkill to spend on paddles? Price per gain etc?

Mac50L
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Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:20 pm

revfisher wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:59 pm
At what point in Overkill to spend on paddles? Price per gain etc?
$25 if using Tung oil when boiled linseed oil is just as good or better for the finish and is cheaper. Yes, made from a western red cedar plank built up a laminated to get the required thickness and with kwila tips for protection.

Oh !!! WHAT !!! you mean you want to buy a paddle !!! Never done that in nearly 40 years of kayaking.

kingiFiddler
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Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:25 am

Mac50L wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:20 pm
revfisher wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:59 pm
At what point in Overkill to spend on paddles? Price per gain etc?
$25 if using Tung oil when boiled linseed oil is just as good or better for the finish and is cheaper. Yes, made from a western red cedar plank built up a laminated to get the required thickness and with kwila tips for protection.

Oh !!! WHAT !!! you mean you want to buy a paddle !!! Never done that in nearly 40 years of kayaking.
The flaying saucer I made a year or so ago is, surprisingly, still going strong. BLO worked well too, although I like lanolin on the paddle shaft for some grip but not too much that it's super sticky.

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Fishfood
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Location: Waipu

Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:09 pm

Make a greenland paddle. Cape Falcon Kayaks have a good ( as in easy to follow for non-carpenters) vid and a plan on pdf you can buy. They are in the U S of A but I found them very easy to talk with, they responded to all my questions with workable answers overnight Wouldnt go back to anything else now. Check it out https://www.capefalconkayaks.com

DocProfit
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:25 pm

I gave up trying to find a crank shaft Werner paddle.

The only place that could order one in for me that was the right size said it would take 3 months. :headbang:

davetapson
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:15 am

Fishfood wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:09 pm
Make a greenland paddle. Cape Falcon Kayaks have a good ( as in easy to follow for non-carpenters) vid and a plan on pdf you can buy. They are in the U S of A but I found them very easy to talk with, they responded to all my questions with workable answers overnight Wouldnt go back to anything else now. Check it out https://www.capefalconkayaks.com
Out of interest, what makes a greenland paddle better than a normal paddle (I assume eskimo's would know a thing or two about paddling!)?

dedant
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Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:23 pm

The feel. :)
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kingiFiddler
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Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:08 pm

dedant wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:23 pm
The feel. :)
If that's the one I sent, don't be afraid to attack it with a plane (spoke shave is perfect for that) or heavy grit sand paper, angle grinder, belt sander, planer, whatever you have. My really thin one is still going strong, so you can rest assured you can shave hundreds of grams out of that paddle and it will last and probably perform much better.

dedant
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:00 pm

kingiFiddler wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:08 pm
dedant wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 3:23 pm
The feel. :)
If that's the one I sent, don't be afraid to attack it with a plane (spoke shave is perfect for that) or heavy grit sand paper, angle grinder, belt sander, planer, whatever you have. My really thin one is still going strong, so you can rest assured you can shave hundreds of grams out of that paddle and it will last and probably perform much better.
Awesome thanks. Love the feel. I have made the loom more oval, the square didn’t feel right. It gets great comments, it’s a credit to your skills, 8)
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kingiFiddler
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Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:59 pm

Ta. It's really cool it's getting used. How have you found the transition to such a paddle? Easier on the body, can go for longer but just not the same power/top speed of a Euro/conventional paddle?

*ETA* about the loom profile I know what you mean, I made one with the conventional oval profile and it felt so much better. For the first hour or so. When I'm tired and doing long paddles, I prefer a rounded square. More rounded than yours was, but still not oval. It seems less effort to loosely hold than oval, despite feeling a but clunky initially. It may just be my pygmy hands though. At least with wood and square-ish, we can each profile it to our own hands relatively easily. I've whittled away at one with my diving knife in-between fish, for example.

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