Your #1 source for kayaking and canoeing information.               FREE Newsletter!
my Profile

Family kayak vacations this summer
San Juan Islands
See Whales & Eagles
Advice, Suggestions and General Help New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Technique is important
  Posted by: mjamja on Nov-13-12 12:10 AM (EST)

If you have a Euro carbon or fiberglass paddle there is a preferred method for pushing off. Assuming you want to push off backwards from the sandbar plant the paddle into the sand at or just in front of your feet. The paddle should be at a 30 to 40 degree angle with the ground. Now you can apply force dircetly down the shaft so you are not bending the shaft or the blade. The paddles are much stronger this way than if you planted it more vertically and kind of used a reverse stroke motion to pry yourself off the bar.

You might need to use a couple of pushes and replants to get off since this method only lets you move the boat a little at a time.


 Great Products from the Buyers' Guide:

Overstock Outlet Foods

Full Size Sail Rig

Gedi Convertible Helmet

1 Canoe/Kayak Trailer

Table of Contents


Follow us on:
Free Newsletter | About Us | Site Map | Advertising Info | Contact Us


©2014 Inc.