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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:01 am 
What length of Greenland style paddle would people recommend for a 5' 10" lighweight paddler of an Aerius II?
Is there is anyone in Victoria BC with one I could try for length?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:28 pm 
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FWIW, I never liked a GP in the A2 as te boat is a bit wide but did like single bladed Aleut Paddles.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:56 am 
Did you raise your seat level to use the single paddles in the A2?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:39 pm 
I have made two greenland style paddles for my Aerius II. I am 6'2" and use both one cut to length as your supposed to do (fingers over the tip of the blade), which was around 84" I think, and one that is a good 94" long. The shorter one has a bit wider blade as the 2x4 I cut it from was rough cut, and a little wider than the finished 2x4 I used on the longer paddle. I have no problem using either of them in the Aerius II. If your making your own, make it long and if it bothers you just trim it down later.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:49 am 
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My seat is raised a bit. I use a Long Haul comfort seat on my sailing deck - in rough terms I'd say that raises my comfort seat about 2 inches from the standard AII deck (think 1/4" platform on top of the AII ribs). I'll measure it when the rain stops. I use my 240 GP with this set up and it seems a good length. Actually, it's probably the best fit I have for this paddle which seems a little long anywhere else. There's no appreciable stability issue with the added height that I've noticed. I can stand on it when still - but it is much easier to stand when sailing.

I'd like to get a shorter GP for the Ute. I'm thinking around 215???

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