I have just sold my last "spare" boat in the fleet and threw in a war club paddle that was often used as a spare.
I realize that now all of the paddles I own I actually give a crap about, and cannot see them put into "spare" paddle day trip status. I have been thinking about a 4 piece paddle to put inside to clean up the deck for wet entry reasons.
I find that my favorite paddles are all high angle, big bladed, (corryvrecken types) with both bent and straight shafts, varying from 210 to 215cm, depending on the boat of the day.
I was wondering if other paddlers, (read more experienced0, spare paddles change with the type of water, or if there is any logic to the selection of a spare?