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WEST MARINE Sea Kayak 140 Paddle

Model # 10967685Mfg # KWB-2

$44.99

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Product Description

Cruising through the water is simple with this easy-to-handle two-piece paddle, which features large, sturdy ABS blades and a lightweight aluminum shaft for plenty of paddling power. 

  • Material: Aluminum and plastic
  • Length: 216cm (85")
  • Blade: 6-7/8"W  x 15"L
  • Handle Style: Straight
  • Warranty: One year

Choosing paddle length
When considering paddle length, a good rule to follow is to choose a paddle that's 30cm or roughly a foot taller than you when holding it upright. Also, make sure to take into account the width of your kayak in addition to your height. The greater the kayak width, the more paddle length is needed to reach the water. If you have a sit-on-top kayak and your seat is raised six or more inches above the base, add about three inches to your paddle length.

 

Specs

Sea Kayak 140 Paddle

Blade Material Plastic
Blade Size 6-7/8" x 15"
Color Red/Silver/Black
Handle Style Straight
Length 85"
Warranty 1 Year
Shaft Material Aluminum

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West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle
 
4.6

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (4)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (5)
  • Comfortable shaft (5)
  • Good control (5)
  • Easy to paddle (4)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Day trip (7)
  • Touring (4)
  • Flat waters (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (6), Advanced (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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5.0

entry level paddle, good for what it costs

By old kayaker

from Venice Florida

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to Paddle
  • Good Maneuverability

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Flat Waters

    Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

    They say you get what you pay for, this paddle exceeds what you expect from it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Trustworthy paddle

    By Ani the kayak mom

    from San Juan, Puerto Rico

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy to Paddle
    • Sturdy Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Day Trips
      • Flat Waters

      Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

      I bought it for kayak rentals done by the national canoe/kayak team from Puerto Rico as a fund raiser so they are used frequently and by all types of padddlers. This product can withstand the use and the weather very well. I have bought 40 paddles on the last 3 years and I highly recommend it.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      You never know what your gonna get

      By Baker

      from New York

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Paddle

      Cons

      • Difficult to Paddle

      Best Uses

      • Kayak Camping

      Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

      Pall is good

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      I would by this product again

      By kayak jeff

      from Sacramento

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Compact
      • Easy To Lift
      • Easy to Paddle
      • Stable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • Flat Waters
        • Kayak Camping
        • Ocean Swells
        • Rapids
        • Rivers

        Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

        The paddle works well the drip stop keep the water off nicely.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Shape of Handle

        By FijiFiji.com

        from Fiji Islands

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Adjustable
        • Comfortable Shaft
        • Good Control
        • Reduces Flutter

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

            I have a question about the handle of all 3 kayak paddles that were in my local West Marine store. All 3 have just one side of the paddle with an 18-inch "bump" added to the shaft, farther out toward the paddle than you can reach with your hand on that side. The bump sticks out maybe 1/2-inch and is covered by the black sleeve on that side of the paddle. The store employees didn't know what it was for. The tag on each of the 3 models didn't explain what it is for. What is is for? I always use kayak paddles with them adjusted 90-degrees to allow my left hand to stay fixed to the paddle, whilst letting my right hand "spin" while paddling, then grabbing it tight just before pulling on the right-side. Other people like it adjusted for the other hand. So if the "bump" is there to better fit that hand, it would suggest that West Marine defaults to right-handed paddlers vs. left-handed paddlers. Another idea is that it improves floating the paddle in case it were dropped in the water.

            Any ideas???

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Overall very good, just one small flaw.

            By Sherry

            from Blue Ridge, Ga.

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable Shaft
            • Good Control
            • Good Weight And Feel

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Day Trips
              • Excellent Spare Paddle
              • River Running
              • Touring

              Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

              Overall very good quality, however on my particular paddle the shaft was very tight and difficult to insert and remove at the connection. My husband used a belt sander in his shop to reduce the diameter of the aluminuim insert section (just a small amount) and it now assembles and disassembles with ease. I like the paddle very much!

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Just right!

              By Miss Kitty

              from Watertown, NY

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Balance
              • Comfortable Shaft
              • Good Control
              • Minimizes Fatigue
              • Reduces Flutter

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • Touring

                Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

                This paddle is just the right balance and weight. I have used it many times on flat and class 2 water. The bright color has saved me many times from leaving it behind in tall grass.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Exactly What the Customer Orderded!

                By P, Addler

                from Washington DC

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Affordable
                • Comfortable Shaft
                • Good Control
                • Good price value
                • Minimizes Fatigue
                • Reduces Flutter
                • Sturdy but light-weight

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Day Trips
                • Everyday reliability
                • Touring

                Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

                It is sturdy, reliable, and durable (doesn't bend or flex when I get stuck in the muck and use it as a gondola pole). It halves for storage and has three angles for personal preference. Really like it and the price was very right.

                (Also, I could only find this product at West Marine after doing an exhaustive online search.)

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery and arrived in good condition.

                (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                What a great paddle

                By David

                from Marina Del Rey, CA

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable Shaft
                • Good Control
                • Minimizes Fatigue

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Day Trips
                  • Touring

                  Comments about West Marine Sea Kayak 140 Paddle:

                  I bought this paddle as a spare paddle for my Folbot kayak. I just so happened to try it the other day in the ocean and was very impressed. This paddle could very well be your only paddle you need for day trips. It is quick, effortless, and not too heavy for an Aluminum shaft. Has good adjustment for feathering, I did find the grip a little odd but that may just be me. I would love to see this in a nice carbon shaft. However in its current state, it matches and rivals paddles costing twice as much. Think I may buy another and add a carbon shaft.

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