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Greenland Paddles

Postby cheaterparts » 30 Jun 2020, 13:28

just wondering if anyone has used a Greenland paddle - I had toyed with the idea of building one for a while and my thoughts were to maybe make one as a storm G/Paddle which would only be about 1.6 meters long - something that size would be easy to store as a spare paddle
On top of that after doing some research most say that they are fairly easy on the body ( shoulders ) and being narrow are less effected by wind

Now apart from fishing and the odd fitness padding I'm a bit keen on working on my eskimo rolls ( sea kayak ) and every youtube clip where G/Paddles are used they point out the advantages of these long skinny sticks

anyway I downloaded some basic plans Making a West Greenland Paddle by Chuck Holst

http://www.thewoodshop.20m.com/graphics ... and_03.pdf

and also looked at https://sites.google.com/site/kayakamf/ ... nd-paddles

both look easy enough to carve and a chunk of 4 x 2 pine would be cheap enough to stuff up to test

most use western red cedar - I wonder how Paulownia would work , it would make a light paddle
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Re: Greenland Paddles

Postby cheaterparts » 30 Jun 2020, 18:34

My kayak PBs
Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Long tail Tuna 86 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Cobia 117 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 44 hood length


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Re: Greenland Paddles

Postby laneends » 30 Jun 2020, 20:25

You gotta have one with a timber boat..
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Re: Greenland Paddles

Postby cheaterparts » 30 Jun 2020, 20:54

laneends wrote:You gotta have one with a timber boat..


its just the done thing I guess
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Re: Greenland Paddles

Postby 4liters » 30 Jun 2020, 22:08

cheaterparts wrote:
laneends wrote:You gotta have one with a timber boat..


its just the done thing I guess

can't have the termites eating carbon fiber
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Re: Greenland Paddles

Postby peatop » 01 Jul 2020, 13:58

4liters wrote:
cheaterparts wrote:
laneends wrote:You gotta have one with a timber boat..


its just the done thing I guess

can't have the termites eating carbon fiber

I thought it's electro mites you gotta watch out for with carbon fiber :evilgrin:
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