Attaching spare paddle to OC-1

I noticed a few canoes have brackets for attaching a spare paddle laying flat with the blade behind the seat and the shaft toward the tail of the canoe. Seems sleeker than intertubing it to the iako. Anyone have a suggestion on how to do this (I have a fusion) like glueing some velcro loops? Is there any problem with this position for the spare paddle like having a wave drive the paddle into your back or anything like that?

Thanks for advice

Submitted by Shawn Michael on Sat, 02/23/2008 - 1:32am

What if that paddle behind you, "out of sight", decides to split up with you quietly. That's your mistress my friend. Not that you really want to have a mistress, but she's the one who understands perhaps why you let go of your your true love in the first place. Even though she's been relegated to number 2 on your love chart, and isn't cradled in your hands for the race, she not only resides on her precarious perch called iako, but humbly stands aside, ready for your beck and call to present true love by being there, when truly needed.
Keep her at least in peripheral sight (iako) Tie her up with 1 rubber band, so that one pull liberates her.
Oh, and I don't think the sound of velcro on lingerie will do it for you.

#1 Sat, 02/23/2008 - 6:35pm

Makes sense, thanks for the reply.

#2 Sat, 02/23/2008 - 8:13pm

I've lost a paddle once. It was attached behind the seat, on the deck of the V1... and was washed away by a wave. I didn't noticed until I finished my training.
Painteur is right, keep your spare paddle where you can see it.

#3 Sun, 02/24/2008 - 5:09pm

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