Originally Posted by passport
My kayak paddle has water inside it that will not drain out (e.g when I tilt my paddle back and forth I can hear lots of water sloshing inside the shaft.) Any suggestions on how to get it out/prevent this problem? Is not that big a deal, but definitely makes the paddle a little heavier.
It means you have a structural failure somewhere in the paddle. If you can find where the failure occurred, you could drill it, drain it and glass it, but I'd guess that the paddle is on it's last legs, probably just want to replace it.