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    Default Bi-blades (kayak) attachments for canoe pole

    These are a pair of very basic paddle blades which I made up to use as a standby/emergancy kayak blade using the canoe pole (not included in this sale) as the paddle shaft.




    The metal parts are stainless steel and you can slide the blade along the pole to the required position, using either the full pole, or half.

    Thay are not pretty, but they do work. I was able to get off an island on Loch Awe using these when, attempting it with my single blade, I was unable to make headway against the wind. Without these blades I would have had to stay on the island until the next day.

    Those of you who followed the thread on Bi Blading will know that I have now had Lendal customise me a rig to do the same job. This one does look pretty, but cost me 170.

    You can have this Mk1 working system for 20 including parcel post delivery.
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    Have these sold yet Tenboats? If not, I may be interested. Can't see the picture though!

    Blutack.
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    Errm..

    I think I may have them, perhaps I ought to offer to pay for them sometime
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silvergirl View Post
    Errm..

    I think I may have them, perhaps I ought to offer to pay for them sometime
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    Oh well, couldn't have gone to a better person!

    However, Tenboats - any chance you could fix the photo link, as I'd like to see what you did, with a view to trying it myself?

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blutack View Post
    Oh well, couldn't have gone to a better person!

    However, Tenboats - any chance you could fix the photo link, as I'd like to see what you did, with a view to trying it myself?

    Cheers!
    I have deleted the photo. However, it was very simple. Cut paddle blades out of plywood to whatever shape you fancy, then use s/s U bolts of the Dia to match your poles to fit.

    It is very crude and is not nice to paddle with, but it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tenboats1 View Post
    Paid in full by good company and a happy face!
    Surely you must have mistaken me for someone else
    I'll remember to bring chocolate cake next time I see you .

    Quote Originally Posted by Blutack View Post
    Tenboats - any chance you could fix the photo link, as I'd like to see what you did, with a view to trying it myself
    Blutack, if you send me your e-mail I can take some photos and send them to you. You should be able to knock them up quite quickly. I assume you are looking to have something for your trip next week.
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