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25th July 2013

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Ah, the smell of marine grade varnish freshening up the living room.
Left to right:  Gunflint Straight, Wapasha, and the Little Sag from Sanborn Canoe. I’m a big fan of traditional beavertail style paddles so I’m excited to get that middle blade wet next week. The little sag has a 7 degree bend at the blade which is a compromise between a 14 degree paddle and a straight paddle. You can still J-stroke somewhat like a straight, but get a more efficient stroke on long pushes down river.  When the wind blows up river on the Missouri, having to paddle just to move with the current is a possibility.  

Ah, the smell of marine grade varnish freshening up the living room.

Left to right:  Gunflint Straight, Wapasha, and the Little Sag from Sanborn Canoe. I’m a big fan of traditional beavertail style paddles so I’m excited to get that middle blade wet next week. The little sag has a 7 degree bend at the blade which is a compromise between a 14 degree paddle and a straight paddle. You can still J-stroke somewhat like a straight, but get a more efficient stroke on long pushes down river.  When the wind blows up river on the Missouri, having to paddle just to move with the current is a possibility.  

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