Decision to Extend Kayak Paddle
Have you ever decided that you need a new kayak paddle because yours is not long enough? Well here is the solution if your paddle comes apart a DIY Kayak Paddle Extender. Most kayak paddles are around 230 centimeters because most people have sit-in kayaks. Well if you are a bass fisherman like me and you have a sit-on-top kayak you will need a paddle that is at least 250 centimeters in length.
I made the decision to do a DIY project instead of buying a $200.00 paddle. So in my mind, I began to think of ways to extend my current paddle. Looking at the little piece of extension that was currently in the paddle, I told myself I have the solution. A piece of 3/4 inch PVC piping and some decorative paracord.
Christina and I went to Pooler to grab a famous Chic-Fil-A Sandwich for lunch and pulled over into the Home Depot to eat. Since we were there in the parking lot of Home Depot, I needed to purchase a few pieces of material for a DIY Kayak Paddle Extender.
Entering at the front door of Home Depot I was greeted by an older gentleman. Showing him the piece of extender I currently had, he took me to the PVC Aisle of the store. He handed me a two-foot piece of thick PVC pipe and said this should work for you. Thanking him for his excellent customer service, he gave a smile. I smiled back at him and told him thanks for helping me.
Checking out with the piece of PVC pipe that only cost $3.00 was a deal, with everything in the world going up on cost.
Before wrapping the pipe with paracord, you always want to dry-fit it. Insert the PVC pipe into the handles of each end before marking it for the paracord. After it was in the correct position mark it with a Sharpie Pen. After marking the pipe, I kept it inserted and wrapped the paracord around it.
After finishing the dry fit of the paracord, cut the cord to length. Using a high-temperature glue gun, I dropped a few drops on the end to hold it as well. After making this DIY mode to my paddle, the total length went to 8 feet from tip to tip. This mode will allow me to be more comfortable in paddling my Nucanoe Frontier 12.
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