Originally Posted by Snore
, invest in a decent paddle. The cheapo aluminium ones are heavy and will create fatigue. At a minimum get a 2-piece wood or fiberglass
from Werner. For a seriously good paddle get graphite- but that would probably be overkill.
A graphite paddle is not overkill.
I do one or two sea kayak
trips in Baja
every year, each one in the range of 7-10 days. I don't take my own boats when I'm flying down, so I never know what kind of boat
I'll end up in. That doesn't worry me. But I always take a graphite paddle from home. As long as I've got a good paddle, I'm happy.
I've spent many a week in a kayak worth less than my paddle. Todos bien.