I've got a paddle, that came with a boat I just bought, and it's a little doggy, as in, not real "Nice" to use
but free, and I need to use it for a while
It's a Carlisle 230cm, alum shaft model
It feels like it has a little flex, or wobble in either the shaft or down on the blade edges,...
Anyway, I'm wondering if anyone has messed around with modifying a paddle blade by shaving the edges?
thinking, if I could take a little bite out of it, would help, the edge turbulence I think I am feeling
I have a "Cruiser Blade" at home, (I think that was what they called them, was a while back when I bought it)
was made by Werner,...and had a very slender blade, maybe 4-5in. wide, and long,...like 16in or more
Is my favorite paddle of all time, for all day cruising
So, do you think I can shave this one down, get the same effect, less bite, less strain, for longer relaxing cruise vs. speed and power stroking?
Here's a pic, of the boat and paddle, maybe is an 8in wide blade?