Category Archives: Gears, tools and other things

The odd paddle

Now I have changed on the paddle … again.

To get a little more stability in my paddle I glued on a strip of wood on the concave blade.

It will be interesting to test. The paddle stays still around 1000 g in weight. Length 2.30 m

 

Nu har jag ändrat på paddeln… igen.

För att få lite mer stabilitet i “draget” så har jag limmat på en typ midja på det konkava bladet.

Det blir spännande att testa. Paddeln håller sig fortfarande runt 1000 g i vikt. Längd 2.30 m.

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In anticipation of better paddle-temperature in the lakes

Winter = No paddling

Although there is no ice and snow here, I do not like to go kayaking in cold water, some of you guys would not agree with me on that .. 🙂
So I just waiting for spring ……..

When I bought the kayak it had an underlying rudder that I was not happy with:

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I changed it to a smaller one, (not so deep) of an alu-plate. That was better but I think i´m gonna paddle without rudder from now on.

I also did a cart, just for Dalsland Canoe Marathon race, it is not good in sand or other soft surfaces:

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I added some elastic cord so it is easier to strap GPS, GoPro..

Before:

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After:

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Picture from one of my visits on the island Björkön, Tösse skärgård, Vänern:

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…. and my english (a result of a mix of my old brain & Google translate) are getting better and better, I promise.  🙂

Reparation

2013-08-3 Under min vänerpaddling (https://vanerpaddel.com/2012/07/23/bilder-fran-vaner-paddlingen/) tog kajaken in vatten i lastutrymmet bak, ca en liter per dag. Jag fick lasta om så att enbart vattentäta påsar placerades i aktern. Som ni ser på bilderna så har man fuskat “lite” i tillverkningen. Jag får göra en tillfällig lagning nu, det är ju snart dags för Dalslands Kanotmaraton+ (13 Aug). Har börjat att kika på ny kajak, Vänerkajak har fått in ett nytt märke (för mig), Kayman i tre modeller till humana priser, dessa ser intressanta ut.