Locking mechanism on Celtic paddles

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Locking mechanism on Celtic paddles

Post by DiscoKayak » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:00 am

Hi there

I'm in the market for a new paddle and I'm very interested in getting my hands on a Celtic paddle. I'm unsure what to go for with regards to locking mechanism. Preferably I'd like to have a paddle where I can change the feather and length so the "nylon leverlok" looks promising. However, I worry that this sort of locking mechanism might be very sensitive to small grains of sand getting stuck - anyone got experience with this?

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Re: Locking mechanism on Celtic paddles

Post by charleston14 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:11 am

Not had any issues with mine, ever.

If there is sand on it just rinse it in sea water before putting it together.

Always wrinse the mechanism in fresh water after use.

It’s a decent no wiggle connection.

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Re: Locking mechanism on Celtic paddles

Post by Northern Blue » Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:00 pm

I’ve had my Sea Pro with leverlock since 2013/14 and as much as it’s been dropped in the sand on several occasions, it always gets rinsed off and I’ve never had any issues with it going together, locking or releasing. It’s as smooth as the day I bought it.

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