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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 05:29 PM Thread Starter
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Where's a cheap place to buy wood paddles. I have broke two aluminium ones now???
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Ditto to that, they start at around $16 each.



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the woodies from CT are OK, the clearcoat will wear off and wood will split and mould, if not refinished annually, its a simple reclear job, even a brush works fine. had mine for 5 years of abuse, still good.
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Paddles for what?

In the long run it might be more cost effective to buy better paddles than real cheapies. When it comes to paddels, you really get what you pay for.

Good point on re-finishing though, even cheap paddles can be maintained to last, as long you treat them lightly and improve upun the factory finishing with some good spar varnish.

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I've had and been using my bent shaft Grey Owl canoe paddle's for around ten years and haven't done any up keep at all. Highly recommend them but yes you get what you pay for. Think they were around 150 buck's way back then. Provided your looking for canoe paddle's that is
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He could be talking about a variety of different paddles. Ping Pong Paddles, Paddle Ball Paddles, Spanking Paddles, Canoeing Paddles, Kayak Paddles...

My bet is Canoe Paddles, because canoeing is more fun than Kayaking []



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Cnd Tire, and Duck tape overlayed with varathane for the splitties.
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He said cheap paddles. Canadian Tire is pretty good. Store indoors when not in use and they should last a lifetime for a casual user.
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Yeah, he did say cheap paddles. He also said that he's already busted 2. So maybe he's not the average casual user and will continue to be throwing money away if he continues to break cheap paddles. I don't know, just an idea.

There's often decent paddles on Craigslist.

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I've done canoe camping and river paddling with my Canadian Tire paddles.

There's only one attribute you can gaurantee the more expensive paddle will have.
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Are cheap, or any, wood paddles less likely to be broken than the aluminum ones? Don't river rafters use aluminum paddles?
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