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How to...

Shorten your paddle

Cut neatly under the existing handle.

Drill out the handle with a 21mm(7/8") drill bit ( we use a spade bit with tip shortened so it doesn't go through the other side).

 

Cut the shaft to the length you want, less 12mm (1/2") and shave the end down a distance of 15mm (5/8") with a sharp knife to fit neatly into the hole in the handle.

 

 Glue on with epoxy!

How to...

ONE OTHER WAY FOR A QUICK WAY TO MEASURE

Measure your paddle length  - Outrigger

Simply sit down ( floor, chair, canoe) and measure from that surface your sitting on to your eye level.

 

This will be the length of the shaft to the beginning of the blade flaring out from the shaft.

 

Add the length of the blade ( usually 18" or  450mm)  to this measurment...done !!

 

Of course individual preference will apply, and consider what canoe you're in also as they do vary from seat height to water level.

Measure your paddle length  - SUP

This one similar.. measure from that surface your standing on to your eye level.

 

This will be the length of the shaft to the beginning of the blade flaring out from the shaft.

 

Add the length of the blade ( usually 18" or  450mm)  to this measurment...done !!

 

Of course individual preference will apply, and consider what board you're on as well as the type of water or event you are tackling.

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