Originally Posted by paddlers
That's what I've been doing Peter but it's not ideal. I want to throw one of the kids in the water to do it but my wife says I shouldn't....
I favour a short handle at right angles so I can exert some downforce & flip them back. I've loads of clearance with the outboard.
Throw the wife in then she will be stronger than a kid lol!!!
I prefer to keep the paddles attached to the rowlocks just in case you need to row out of danger.
Amazing how quickly you drift when your attention is diverted.
I've fashioned an old aluminium tube from a trampoline and an old bike handle bar grip to push my wheels down and unlock them.
The bigger the wheels are the harder it is to get them back up from under the water.