Storage of 4pc breakdown paddle in a kayak
So I haven't been able to figure out the best way to store my 4pc breakdown paddle in my Nomad 8.5 when it's loaded for overnights. Inside the drybags in the stern is the obvious secure way to store the paddle pieces, but that takes up a lot of valuable space inside the drybags. And I'm not comfortable having stuff in my boat that's not fastened down well enough to survive a swim.
I was thinking that there might be a way to store one of the shafts and one of the blades in the space that exists between the hip pad support pillar and the outer hull on each side. The boat came with foam there in that space, but on one side it went missing so I tested the fit and both one blade and one shaft fit there. I just haven't figured out how to fasten them in that position. The shaft pieces have a cork in them, so a cord would not be able to loop through those pieces. I guess that leaves the method of somehow enclosing the blade and shaft inside a bag on each side that could somehow be secured to the boat?
Has anyone come up with a good way to do this and/or are there other solutions out there that work well that someone could share?