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How We measure Paddles

This is where there will be a range of downloadable documents on various topics from fitting a footrest, face-guard, paddle assembly and repairs to paddles and boats. If there is anything you want put up here, which you think others would also like to see, then give me a shout !









It’s written and available here, just email me and I will send you an update - if available.

It’s missing photos, which I am working on.

But need to remember to try and take them when I have sticky fingers.


For now, it’s just a description of a practical guide to assembling a paddle including preparing the blade ends (Spigots) and the shaft.


Here is a link to a video of the process too.









How We Remove Blades from a Broken Shaft

Here is a link to a video showing how to remove a broken shaft from good blades.


As time goes on, I will add more, but if you have any ideas of what you would like to see done, then let me know, or better still, come over and film me doing it !








The general principle here is, no matter what the shape of the blade, you measure in line with the shaft. This means the end of the tape will not usually be aligned with the furthest end part of the blade, but usually the midpoint (or there about's) of the end.


To do this accurately, having two people will help - one to hold the end of the tape at the 1st blade end, while the other person takes the tape real to the other end. Both keeping the tape in line at each end of the shaft.

It’s worth the effort it just to be certain.








How We Fit A Faceguard

While this description shows another helmet type, it’s still applicable for any type.

Click here for the Download.