How do I select a proper conoe paddle

Lake Hopatcong
No. My Uncles Father had a house there.

Center of pressure
You mean this? “4. How long a paddle >feels< depends in part on the distance from the handle to the center of pressure of the blade. A long blade has its center of pressure farther down than does a short blade. Paddle lengths can’t easily be compared in the store unless you have an idea where the center of pressure is going to be. Obviously this depends not only on blade length, but on the shape.”

Yeah, I had read it. I may have had it in the back of my mind when I suggested that the OP decide on a blade length and shape independent of the shaft length, although to be honest I probably didn’t. What’s your point?