Just wondering if anyone can recommend a particular paddle leash.
I would just use it when it gets too windy or the conditions get rough.
It would be helpful if I had to do a self rescue, & I would not loose my paddle due to the current or wind.
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north water bungy paddle leash|
Posted by: capefear on Aug-22-13 8:28 AM (EST)
Posted by: Bernie/cny on Aug-22-13 8:38 AM (EST)
the coiled type.The only ones I would avoid are the cloth type since they will get in the way of things.
Posted by: bartc on Aug-22-13 8:55 AM (EST)
Easy to make your own from an old phone charger cord and a unitie or any other of the many designs you can find online.
Stopped using them|
Posted by: Fred_Randall on Aug-22-13 9:28 AM (EST)
when I had to wet exit and got my ankle wrapped around it. Not a good feeling. Now if it gets away from me (hasn't happened yet) I just grab my spare.
Posted by: ret603 on Aug-22-13 9:37 AM (EST)
nice to have in strong winds|
Posted by: jcbikeski on Aug-22-13 10:00 AM (EST)
almost never use a paddle leash but on a few 20kt wind days where the wind can grab your paddle hard it's nice to have. Otherwise a handy spare paddle is a better backup option. My leash is a simple cloth cord with a loop around the paddle and a clip to put on my deck bungee.
I have mine|
Posted by: Ayornamut on Aug-22-13 9:58 AM (EST)
Posted by: carldelo on Aug-22-13 1:44 PM (EST)
I had a coiled leash but got rid of it, it was too heavy and made lots of noise when banging on the deck.
I've never found one...|
Posted by: rikjohnson on Aug-22-13 3:10 PM (EST)
that was worth the money.
wrist leash if at all|
Posted by: celia on Aug-22-13 7:22 PM (EST)
Depends on SINK or SOT |
Posted by: seadart on Aug-22-13 8:10 PM (EST)
Are you using an SOT, then a coiled leash attached to the bow handle, stays out of the way. Look on the website Sit-on-topkayaking.com for two models that work well.
The major reason for a paddle leash|
Posted by: Dr_Disco on Aug-22-13 8:49 PM (EST)
is to have a way to secure your paddle when you are rescuing someone else. But there are better and safer ways to do that. The most sensible way to proceed is to always carry a spare paddle. Then install a paddle keep so you can secure your paddle without line. There are lots of ways to do that. Just Google. What is worth more? Your life or your paddle?
A light weight coiled |
Posted by: tjalmy on Aug-22-13 9:26 PM (EST)
paddle leash does not make noise, and you can break it in a heart beat if you need to.
NRS Coil Paddle Leash|
Posted by: ShadyClip on Aug-22-13 10:09 PM (EST)
I use one for all my paddles|
Posted by: magooch on Aug-23-13 9:20 AM (EST)
Every time my wife and I get new club cards at the casino, they give us a new bungee leash with the card. I've got a bunch of them and they do the job perfectly; they weigh practically nothing, they come with a clip on one end for the deck bungee and the little plasic thingy on the other end makes it easy to create a double loop for the shaft. And if something weird happens I don't worry about getting tangled up in it--it would be easy to break. My primary purpose for it is to keep the paddle from getting away when I'm getting in, or out of the kayak, which is always done in the water.