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I'm looking for a cheap paddle under $50 for fishing. I was looking at some on Amazon and Walmart.com. that got good reviews. Any ideas? Thanks.
I'm 5' 10" tall, and kayak is 33" wide. Is an 8' long paddle about right?
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Posted by: suiram on Mar-19-13 7:15 AM (EST)
Two ways to get a cheap paddle:
Posted by: slushpaddler on Mar-19-13 1:06 PM (EST)
There are some great deals and a decent rage of paddles if you check both, and this website's classified section.
Posted by: suntan on Mar-19-13 8:38 AM (EST)
look for fiberglass shaft|
Posted by: willowleaf on Mar-19-13 11:40 AM (EST)
Unfortunately most paddles under $50 have aluminum shafts and heavy plastic blades. These can really reduce your paddling efficiency and be tiring to use. If you look hard enough you can sometimes find a fiberglass shaft paddle, perhaps not as low as $50, but for under $75. It will make a substantial difference in your enjoyment if you can find one. I've picked up some decent paddles on clearance of used for around $60.
You could get lucky.|
Posted by: magooch on Mar-19-13 12:03 PM (EST)
I've been pretty fortunate and other than the paddles I have built for myself, I have only purchased one. The others have either been given to me as gifts, or I have found them. The best of the gifts was from a person who had no idea what they were handing me--a $450 Werner. They found it in a new neighbors trash can who found it in the house they were moving into. I found another very nice Werner stuck under a bunch of driftwood along a river. It still had the price tag on it.
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Posted by: Pirateoverforty on Mar-19-13 8:07 PM (EST)
I started with a Quest Chute paddle from Dicks for about $50. Paddled alot with it and thought it was OK until I bought a used boat that came with a Carlisle Magic (new at Academy $75) and never used the chute again. Tried Marine Raider but now one is a decoration in a tree in my front yard.
Posted by: JimMcC on Mar-20-13 2:10 AM (EST)
Thanks everyone. 230cm is 7.5 feet long?
Posted by: devilssoninlaw on Mar-20-13 7:36 AM (EST)