cut 1-piece paddle into 2-piece
Posted by: pbpaddler on Jun-22-13 11:53 AM (EST) Category: unassigned
I'm looking to cut solid kayak paddle in half, shorten it, and convert it into a 2-piece paddle.
It seems the aussies sell a kit to accomplish this from the brand "smart shaft"
Has anyone seen "smart shaft" products stateside, or know of any other brands/kits to do this available in the U.S.?
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Prijon used to offer a kit. |
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-22-13 3:23 PM (EST)
I think the US distributor is at wildnet.com
Posted by: harry0244 on Jun-23-13 9:28 AM (EST)
out of stock|
Posted by: pbpaddler on Jun-23-13 3:45 PM (EST)
Out of stock on Wildnet- any other suggestions?
google "ferrule kayak paddle"|
Posted by: ezwater on Jun-23-13 4:50 PM (EST)
and you'll see some possibilities. This link goes to a relatively simple ferrule.
Posted by: carldelo on Jun-23-13 5:54 PM (EST)
Posted by: trout on Jun-25-13 12:19 PM (EST)
..why do all that work ( unless it's a experiment) when you could probably buy a shorter 2 pc unit ??
Posted by: pbpaddler on Jun-25-13 1:38 PM (EST)
Because buying a new, properly sized 2-piece paddle of the same quality as this one-piece paddle would be like $300...
If you can just live with shortening it |
Posted by: Kocho on Jun-25-13 2:49 PM (EST)
If you can settle for just shorter rather than 2-piece, you can do that fairly easy. I've done that with my 1-piece WW paddle: did not shorten it, but changed the offset and put it back together. Adds about 1-2oz of weight and is as strong as before.
Posted by: joebhamilton on Jun-25-13 3:44 PM (EST)
I did this on two of my one piece Epic paddles to shorten them years ago
could go back to 1-piece...|
Posted by: pbpaddler on Jun-25-13 4:17 PM (EST)
Yeah good point- I guess its not a big deal whether the end product is 2-piece or 1-piece, since my goal is just to shorten the shaft and change the blade offset, not really add portability or adjustability