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Author:  i smell smoke [ Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Aussie Trapper

mick i have had a look for those " made in canada " paddles you told me about a while back but have not found em yet .
i have looked in bcf and one other joint cant remember the name of the place , what places have you seen them in .
do they have a name or brand on them ???

johno

Author:  RobRassy [ Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Aussie Trapper

Thanks for tips guys
I've spent a fair bit of time scrounging around the inter-web.
I might be getting information overload :shock:
The problem is some of it is a bit contradictory, I suppose thats the personal nature of paddles.

I found this drawing of a 1905 design someone has uploaded.
I reckon it would be a perfect accessory the Trapper, trouble is it looks way to big. (63 inches long)
Canoeists must have been giants at the turn of the last century :shock:

Image

I can probably scale to suite, but I'm not sure what blade dimensions would be good and it might look out of proportion.
My question is will it be efficient & suitable for all round use? :?:

Rob

Author:  LesForgue [ Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Aussie Trapper

RobRassy wrote:
Thanks for tips guys
I've spent a fair bit of time scrounging around the inter-web.
I might be getting information overload :shock:
The problem is some of it is a bit contradictory, I suppose thats the personal nature of paddles.

I found this drawing of a 1905 design someone has uploaded.
I reckon it would be a perfect accessory the Trapper, trouble is it looks way to big. (63 inches long)
Canoeists must have been giants at the turn of the last century :shock:

Image

I can probably scale to suite, but I'm not sure what blade dimensions would be good and it might look out of proportion.
My question is will it be efficient & suitable for all round use? :?:

Rob



Hey Rob,
Here is one possible reason for the longer than usual paddle:
There is sitting, there is kneeling, but ALSO there is standing to paddle.
Me I made a paddle in that old time way - it is about as long as I am tall (some say short). about 68 inches.

Author:  RobRassy [ Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Another Aussie Trapper

Hi Les
Your probably on the money with the length suggestion, I can see it working while kneeling :)
I did end up building a set with a shorter handle, and I think I also reduced the blade size a bit. Any way they work well and i had a lot of fun building them :D

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