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    Default Paddle Extension?

    I have been searching online for longer paddles. In the 270cm range. I was looking on the Mohawk Paddle website and saw that they sale a 12" and 24" paddle extension. Has anyone ever used one of these? Do you think it would work good? Just wondering b/c there only $10 and i am seriously thinking of trying one out for my NuCanoe. Then i could just use my old paddle from my sit in kayak.

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    Yep, I bought the 12" one and used it twice but it made the paddle a little too long for my situation. One thing I noticed, you could feel the extra play and while it didn't effect functionality, it took a little getting used to. I used it on an OT Disco 158 tandem canoe I setup for solo use with a center seat. I am high off the water (like 12") and the gunnel width is 35" in that boat. I found the 275cm works fine for me without the extension. I doubt you would need it in the NuCanoe but then again I have never paddled one.

    Good luck!

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    I have been looking at some similar things lately as I have a 240 cm Werner paddle I love, but it is a little short for the high position in the Coosa (and also when standing) - a 250 or 260 would be great. I haven't found anything much better than the Mohawk. However, I am not very keen on the extensions being aluminum nor from a different company. I think I am just going to suck it up for a while and eventually get a Werner Skagit CF 250 or 260.
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    Hey fishfinderphd, have you looked at the Bending Branches Slice Glass Solo at 260cm?

    BB Slice Glass Solo Extra Long Performance Kayak (canoe) Paddle | Bending Branches

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    I have now - definitely a nice looking paddle and a pretty good price (a little cheaper than the Skagit CF). Decisions, decisions! I think a trip to GOPC is in order!
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    yeah i have a 240cm that i use in my sit in kayak but was looking into the 1 foot extension to add to it. Hopefully give me the extra lenght i need. I may just keep using my 240 until i can afford to purchase a 275cm, but then again 10 bucks for a temporary fix isn't to bad either..haha not sure what to do.

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    Some good info everyone. I will be looking into this myself. Don`t really like the idea of the extension but for $10 it seems like it`d be worth trying. I`m leaning toward the Skagit too in 250cm or 260cm. I am using my Coosa in the lower seated position and expect to stay that way. If I was higher I think I`d go 270 cm.
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    Well, I spent the day paddling against the wind at Jordan catching crappie. The thing is, a 240 cm paddle is doable in the Coosa as long as it is light. My old aluminum (heavy) paddle would have absolutely killed me today. I was in the high seat position the whole time. I think a 260 cm may be where I end up, although I would love to demo that and the 270 cm both before purchasing one.
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    Is it possible to take your blades off of the old paddle and also the drip rigs and use PVC pipe the gray or white. Just a thought, really not sure if it would work but you could make your own lenght and fit it to your feel. Could this be done!
    Dennis iyankapi matho' ( RunningBear )
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    Probably could be done. Not easily though especially depending on how the blades are attached. Some of the really cheap ones just have 1 rivet holding the blade on. No problem there but a better paddle I don`t think you`d get the blade off without tearing something up. Other thing is for efficiency you don`t want any bend in the shaft and PVC would. I definitely would always have a backup paddle if I was using something I had pieced together. It`s really handy to have a 2 pc paddle and that wouldn`t be easy to rig with a PVC job.
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