Paddle Shopping Auckland

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revfisher
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Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: 4.3 Prowler

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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Kayak Make: Stealth-less
Kayak Model: Pending
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Location: West Auckland

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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Glass is Class.. dedant

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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Kayak Make: Ocean Kayak
Kayak Model: 4.3 Prowler

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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Kayak Make: SeaLand
Kayak Model: Mac50L
Location: Banks Peninsula
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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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Joined: Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Kayak Make: Phoenix
Kayak Model: Hornet
Location: Mangawhai

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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Joined: Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:08 am
Kayak Make: Stealth
Kayak Model: Profisha 525
VHF Call Sign: ZMX9388
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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Joined: Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:27 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Reload
Location: Auckland

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:

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