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PostPosted: October 13th, 2006, 7:01 am 
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Any recommendations on fixing a broken paddle?
The break is about 6" long on the shaft.
It broke on a knot.
Home made.

Doug


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PostPosted: October 13th, 2006, 7:07 am 
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Lee Valley sells a chair repair glue kit. Ithink if that wont fix it nothing will and it may be time to craft a new one.

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Make a new paddle...I wouldn't trust a shaft that had broken once.....I've busted several shafts, and always toss them into the fire afterwards.


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PostPosted: October 13th, 2006, 7:52 am 
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Yes, but it is the challenge.
A "B" paddle

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I would second the motion of throwing it out and starting over, but failing that, what about some gorilla glue and a sheathing of epoxy and glass?


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Yes, but it is the challenge.


Doug, I ditto the chuck it out ......... but I know what you mean about the challenge.

Run a table saw cut in the middle of the shaft about six inches into each of the broken ends, then epoxy a piece of ash into the slots and wrap a thin layer of fiberglass cloth on the outside of the shaft and epoxy it.


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Any chance you could post a digital picture of the break? I can think of a few things to try, but they depend a lot on where the break is and exactly what it looks like.


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