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Old 07-14-2008   #1
 
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Kayak Paddle Question

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.

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Old 07-14-2008   #2
 
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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.
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or glue it

If you can find the leaking area, like a cracked blade - you might be able to position it so most the water will drain out, esp if left out in the hot sun.

Or, you can drill one or two tiny holes and drain it out. When it's drained, you can use a good epoxy to glue up the holes and the leaky area. May also want to glue up any seams/connecting points.
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