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Old 05 March 2009, 11:39   #41
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They are very useful in shallow water to push you along...
They're also quite useful for snagging the odd bit of trash in the water. Don't think I've ever used them for propulsion.

On my boat, I've two aluminum shaft platic paddles, the blade fits into a pocket made of hypalon (picture a square with three sides glued and you're pretty close), the shaft is secured with a velcro loop up near the handle. They sit on the lower inside of the tube, so they're really not noticeable in terms of being in the way.

If space is an issue, how about these:

http://www.joessports.com/product/in...LAID=104119872

At $16 a lot cheaper than Fred's link (but not carbon fiber, so not as sexy...)



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Old 05 March 2009, 11:47   #42
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How about these?
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Old 06 March 2009, 11:41   #43
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Stolen from a Viking boat?
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Old 09 March 2009, 06:31   #44
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We have paddles fitted to our 6m Humber. They're in the velcro type holders and fixed to the underside of the tubes close to where they meet the deck.
They're not at all obtrusive and have been very useful in the past for depth sounding and getting of sandbanks!
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Old 12 March 2009, 17:35   #45
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Have used paddles for many things on the rib (as well as actually using them for paddling the RIB small distances - you can actually get up reasonable speed if it's windless and there are 2 of you paddling).

When the steering cable snapped, lashed a paddle onto the engine casing. The flat blade of paddle tied the engine casing made a very solid tiller.

Also useful for fending off barnacle encrusted harour walls!
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When the steering cable snapped, lashed a paddle onto the engine casing. The flat blade of paddle tied the engine casing made a very solid tiller.
That's one I wouldn't have thought of.

A buddy of mine did a bit of a run with a pair of vise grips and a strobe arm from his camera (this was on a 17' Boston Whaler.) Wonder if I should tell him about this?

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That's one I wouldn't have thought of.

A buddy of mine did a bit of a run with a pair of vise grips and a strobe arm from his camera (this was on a 17' Boston Whaler.) Wonder if I should tell him about this?

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I was surprised how well it worked! Did 10 miles like this when I picked up my last RIB. Not so handy to reach the throttle if the console is far forward
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