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Old 08-27-2009   #1
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paddle feather adjustment?

I just bought my son a used boat and it came with a full carbon prijon paddle.
Unfortunately the feather is pretty close to 90 degrees. my question is can this be adjusted and is it worth doing if it can?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 08-28-2009   #2
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I got tired of paying an extra $50 to get a zero degree paddle so I started cutting my paddles in half, putting a plastic core piece inside and fiber glassing them back together. Regular fiberglass resin works fine even with carbon fiber paddles. I have been using two of them for over a year and I'm on the river about 275 days a year. It doesn't look as ugly as you'd think.

Another thing you can do, with Werner Paddles at least, is warm up the crease where they glue the two parts together - it's in the center of the paddle if you haven't seen it before - and pull the paddle apart. Let it cool, sand it a little, and re-glue it together at the angle you want.
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