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  Posted by: Dr_Disco on Apr-25-13 9:26 PM (EST)

Be sure you get a two piece paddle. I have done a reasonable amount of paddling in mangroves which have narrow, twisty routes with restricted space overhead. It is easier to paddle that with half a paddle (i.e., a "canoe" paddle). In other words, learn basic canoe strokes as well as kayak strokes and use a paddle that allows both.

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