200-230cm Adjustable Aluminum Kayak Paddle
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WEST MARINE200-230cm Adjustable Aluminum Kayak Paddle

$49.99

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Model # 18023846 | Mfg # 6853311NUPC # 25282184019

Specs

200-230cm Adjustable Aluminum Kayak Paddle

Name Value
Dimensions 200 to 230 cm
Type Adjustable Paddle

Product Overview

An economical paddle that quickly adjusts for different sized paddlers.

The West Marine 200-230cm Adjustable Aluminum Kayak Paddle features a special handle system that lets you know the paddle angle at all times to ensure you're getting the best paddling efficiency. An aluminum shaft is economical and durable which makes it a great choice for occasional use or for those who are hard on their paddles. Where you'll notice a difference over fiberglass or carbon fiber shafts is that aluminum is heavier and will feel cold when used in colder months or environments. An adjustable length makes it perfect for families or having as a spare when you have guests of different heights or several kayaks in your fleet. Drip rings are included to prevent water from running off the paddle and entering your kayak (particularly important for sit-in kayak use).

Key Features

  • Adjustable length with locking system
  • Special handle system lets you know the paddle angle at all times
  • Comfortable polyolefin grips
  • Paddle floats if dropped in the water
  • Drip rings included

Specifications

  • Material: Aluminum shaft, nylon blades
  • Length: Adjusts from 200cm to 230cm (6'6 3/4" to 7'6 1/2")

Choosing a 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.

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