Good replies that cover ...
Posted by: davbart on Mar-21-13 7:10 PM (EST)
most everything, except I would add one thing.
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the use of a kayak paddle in a canoe. As a canoeist, I avoid a kayak paddle (too wet), however when the wind and waves build, I'll use a kayak paddle to provide morecontrol, maintenance of forward momentum and additional bracing ability.