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Old 24 January 2016, 15:33   #21
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I use an sup paddle which I strap to the upright of the A frame. Saved me a few times last year in Christchurch harbour when the kids took over
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Old 25 January 2016, 12:37   #22
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Depends on the size of boat, most ribs over 4.5m I would say are impossible to paddle in any wind/tide, and the paddles get used to pole for depth, or fend off quay walls, docks etc.
I carry folding ones, mainly because
a)I already have them
b) they are likely to be of more use in the boat than in the garage, ... marginally.


Yep, I tried paddling my 5m on a clam day to see how much effort it would take.

I now have a pair of shallow water depth gauges!
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