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Created by copperdog1 Two weeks ago, 7 Apr 2019
copperdog1
VIC, 10 posts
7 Apr 2019 4:08PM
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Some advice please - I have an adjustable carbon paddle and the locking mechanism has come away from the main shaft. Looks like it was glued there. What sort of glue should I use to repair?

colas
3095 posts
7 Apr 2019 2:25PM
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Epoxy glue. Either epoxy resin or the 5 mn bi-component clear epoxy glues you find everywhere.

copperdog1
VIC, 10 posts
7 Apr 2019 4:51PM
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Thanks Colas

DavidJohn
VIC, 16089 posts
7 Apr 2019 6:48PM
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I'd use 5 minute Araldite.

Clean both surfaces to remove salt residue.

www.selleys.com.au/adhesives/household-adhesive/araldite/five-minute-everyday/

copperdog1
VIC, 10 posts
13 Apr 2019 9:32PM
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5 minute araldite worked a treat. Kinda messy though (which was probably me)

colas
3095 posts
14 Apr 2019 12:37PM
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copperdog1 said..
5 minute araldite worked a treat. Kinda messy though (which was probably me)


masking tape and vinyl gloves are your friends :-)

MarkW81
VIC, 44 posts
14 Apr 2019 6:38PM
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BTW if you want to turn it into semi fixed, glue the shaft using a glue gun (heat both shaft ends first with a hair dryer) and tape the join.

I turned an adjustable paddle into fixed and it was heaps better. If you ever need to adjust it, just heat up the shaft.

Cheers Mark

colas
3095 posts
14 Apr 2019 5:51PM
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colas said..
masking tape and vinyl gloves are your friends :-)


Oops, I meant Nitrile. not Vinyl. Tape doesn't stick to nitril gloves.

copperdog1
VIC, 10 posts
15 Apr 2019 9:23PM
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The whole thing about fixed over adjustable paddle has me in a quandary. I find that in surf situations (particularly if its overhead or bigger) I'm shortening the paddle considerably down to just over 6ft (I'm 5ft 10) and lengthening when going for a flat water paddle. I'm finding the 'standard' formulae for paddle length a bit irrelevent

DavidJohn
VIC, 16089 posts
16 Apr 2019 5:08PM
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Sounds like you need two paddles..

WCC
33 posts
17 Apr 2019 3:54AM
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I'm in the same 'adjustable needs' camp and find that I would change paddle length between surf and normal paddle. I got a NOS 2017 Naish Kevlar at a great discounted price and it is the 'bees knees'. I have quite an extensive paddle distance between where I launch and surf and a single length is a compromise I don't like.



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