ship a full length wood kayak paddle across the country?
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Florida to California|
Posted by: desertdave on Nov-18-12 12:41 PM (EST)
WRC one had ends wrapped with bubble wrap, then entire thing plastic wrapped. No marks, perfect condition.
The big brown truck..............|
Posted by: thebob.com on Nov-18-12 1:35 PM (EST)
PVC Pipe |
Posted by: dan4sea on Nov-18-12 3:46 PM (EST)
to prevent breakage of damage
2nd PVC Pipe|
Posted by: just1more on Nov-18-12 6:43 PM (EST)
My gp was shipped in a white pvc plumbing type tube.
Posted by: Dr_Disco on Nov-18-12 7:13 PM (EST)
PVC pipe gets very brittle in the cold (like in the cargo hold of an airplane). It is also round and rolls around (like off of a conveyer belt and on to the cement tarmac). I had the latter happen with a fishing rod in a PVC pipe case. I would never trust my GPs to a PVC container.
Kevlar ww paddle|
Posted by: wavespinner on Nov-22-12 8:49 AM (EST)
They mangled it and tried to duck responsibility with the packaging dodge.
NY to Australia|
Posted by: alistair on Nov-18-12 10:34 PM (EST)
I wrapped a fiberglass paddle in an excessive amount of bubble-wrap and then in a garbage bag for shipping by UPS to Australia. UPS gave me a tracking # and everything arrived safe and intact.
Posted by: Dr_Disco on Nov-18-12 6:42 PM (EST)
2 X 1" X 2"s screwed together per side|
Posted by: onnopaddle on Nov-18-12 11:36 PM (EST)
add another one if paddle feathered over 60 degrees ... Cut them one inch larger than paddle is long.
Mark Orenstein(?) does the same....|
Posted by: coronaboy on Nov-19-12 3:30 PM (EST)
well ...all but 1|
Posted by: paddletothesea on Nov-19-12 9:35 AM (EST)
IF there is a place that sells canoes and kayaks near you, go and buy or get on of their boxes already made and reuse to.
For a one piece paddle ... |
Posted by: onnopaddle on Nov-19-12 10:45 AM (EST)
Stick with the wood if you want it there still in one piece.
Posted by: string on Nov-19-12 6:02 PM (EST)
One custom paddle supplier uses |
Posted by: ezwater on Nov-19-12 11:14 AM (EST)
cardboard boxes with triangular cross section. That shape is less susceptible to crushing or collapse than square or rectangular cross section boxes. A cardboard box that is long enough can sometimes be made triangular by removing or folding over one side.
cardboard sonotube concrete forms?|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Nov-19-12 11:24 AM (EST)