While I impatiently wait for my new boat to come in, I keep reading about paddles.
My new boat is a Swift Prospector Pack 14.
It will have the Kayak style seat in a somewhat low position, and it seems it’s recommended to use a double blade paddle.
I love the traditional look of the Bending Branches Navigator Plus with the wood blades and carbon shaft, but they don’t make that one in the longer sizes that I think I’ll need for the pack boat style.
Everyone is suggesting between 250 and 260 or so.
I was looking at the BB Navigator, but unless I go with the Angler style which has larger blade surface area, the regular version only goes from 220-235
SO I started hearing good things about the Camano, and of course the Kalliste.
I think I want the adjustable size so I can use it with other boats as well.
What are your opinions on these?
Are there any other paddle makers doing a carbon shaft with the wood blades like the Bending Branches?