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  I have a Grey Owl Guide
  Posted by: castoff on May-09-13 12:43 AM (EST)

Which has a 24" semi-oval beaver tail shape with a total length of 60". It is cherry with a laminated blade that has about a 1/8" thick blade edge and reinforced tip. I purchased it from CLC Boatworks for about $65 before shipping. I don't know the weight but think it runs about 25 oz. The balance point is about 3-4" above the blade.

I find the weight is much less an issue when doing an in or mostly in the water recovery. I also find that even thought the blade is fairly narrow the depth of the blade seems to stick the paddle in place very well. I enjoy the control this paddle gives me.

I am currently using it and a 17 oz 50" Foxworx standard bent when solo paddling a Kevlar MR explorer 16. I paddle from the bow seat some, but mostly kneeling with my knees under the middle thwart. I also do a partial in water recovery with the bent shaft after a shallow c or regular j stroke. I do enjoy the lighter weight of the bent, but still use the Grey Owl guide much of the time when soloing.

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