recommend a good value canoe paddle for around $50 to $75

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oodowlo
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recommend a good value canoe paddle for around $50 to $75

#1 Post by oodowlo » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:58 am

Hey internet,
Can someone recommend a good value canoe paddle for around $50 to $75 ...... timber ones look pretty cool?
I have a Pelican Canadian canoe that I use sometimes with the kids for fishing / cruising. I do have aluminium shaft/plastic blade paddles and also an electric motor for it but sometimes quite like the simplicity of paddling.

Cheers,
Mark

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Re: recommend a good value canoe paddle for around $50 to $7

#2 Post by rocketV » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:28 pm

I can not speak with any experience particular to canoes, but I can offer advice based on my experience with kayak paddles.

a) Light - I have found that having a light shaft makes for much easier paddling, so keep weight to a minimum

b) Strong - If you are going to be using your paddle for fending off rocks or poling your way thru shallows when you run aground, you want to make sure you have something strong and resilient.

Too much of "a)" may mean that you don't have enough of "b)", so it will likely be a trade-off between the two that is ideal.

I have used the Seak kayak paddle range from Anaconda in the past, but not sure if they have much in the way of Canoe paddles.

Good luck
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