No, it didn't happen to me, but it could have. I have a serious question about that.
Got stuck on a sandbar yesterday. I was able to use my Wester Red Cedar Aleut paddle to essentially pole myself off the sandbar to the channel. Wasn't easy, but it worked. Proves the value of leverage.
The Aleut paddle is a very solid piece of wood. it looks like what it really is: a carved down 2'x4' board.
So if I had a plastic or carbon fiber Euro paddle, would that have worked? Or would I have broken the paddle?
Anybody know the answer from experience?
Just curious, now that I'm not stuck! BTW, this is a serious question, not an advertisement for APs....