Itís probably too late to ask, but here goes:
Iím in the middle of carving a one piece Voyageur paddle out of black walnut.
I had very good results from this wood with a 1 piece Algonquin paddle I carved Ė The indigenous American pioneers of canoeing. I decided it appropriate to have another classically styled paddle representing the Western pioneers of open boating in the form of a Voyageur paddle. (Iíve also got a sugar island style paddle so my paddle bag is actually becoming quite multi cultural!)
My question is: Does anyone out there use a voyageur and what are the thoughts and comments on the performance of these paddles?