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Created by copperdog1 A week 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
3078 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, 16088 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
Saturday , 13 Apr 2019 9:32PM
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5 minute araldite worked a treat. Kinda messy though (which was probably me)

colas
3078 posts
Sunday , 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
Sunday , 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
3078 posts
Sunday , 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
Monday , 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, 16088 posts
Tuesday , 16 Apr 2019 5:08PM
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Sounds like you need two paddles..

WCC
30 posts
Wednesday , 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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