paddle for an outrigger canoe

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by peterchech, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. peterchech
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    peterchech Senior Member

    Does anyone know of plans, or can anyone offer guidance, for making wooden paddles and steering paddles for an OC?

    General dimensions I gather are:

    about a 9 inch wide blade
    about 10 degree angle for the paddles, 5 degrees for the steering paddle

    length in relation to seated body height? I'm guessing height from nose to waterline is a good length for the loom on most canoe paddles, is this a good guide for OC's?

    most blades are wood with glass or carbon, or just solid wood, what types of wood should be used? What thickness? (I'm thinking 1/4 inch WRC with 4 oz glass on the power side for the blade, not sure if WRC is strong enough for the loom)

  2. dstgean
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    dstgean Senior Member

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