Converting Paddles to Splits

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Ldbrighton
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Converting Paddles to Splits

Post by Ldbrighton » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:38 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know of anywhere in the South East that will convert a set of paddles to splits?

Thanks

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Re: Converting Paddles to Splits

Post by tambakosi » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:46 pm

Try Whitewater the Canoe Centre in Shepperton

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Re: Converting Paddles to Splits

Post by tenboats1 » Sun Aug 17, 2014 8:52 pm

Easy enough to DIY, all you need are the parts. What make of paddle? This might make it a bit harder if it's a Werner as they are a bit wider internally than most, though I have managed to put Lendal Padlock on Werners, still going strong after nearly 10 years.

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Re: Converting Paddles to Splits

Post by MikeB » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:30 am

There is an excellent photo-article on making a set of splits on unsponsored's blog http://www.unsponsored.co.uk/press/?p=5998 - if you do this, I'd suggest making the cut off-centre so that when the spigot is fitted, the two halves are the same length. A mitre saw will produce a clean, square cut. Lendal will supply spigots for their paddles, and 26/27/28 mm spigots and sprung buttons can be got from Whitewater or Up and Under.

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Re: Converting Paddles to Splits

Post by Yellow boat » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:11 pm

I can convert your paddles and I'm based in Surrey.
Contact me via my website (at the bottom of this post) or PM me with details of what you want and I can give you a price.

Paul

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