Hackensack River Canoe &
Thinking of Buying a New Paddle?
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I sent my wooden open boat paddle to Peggy Mitchell for repair. It was
my first paddle (six years old) that I got from Jersey Paddler.
As I pry off the gunnels, I've patched the shaft several times, plus the blade
edges have been getting pretty raggy.
Mitchell glass sleeved the shaft and put a fiberglass rope edging to build up
Total cost was $65 and the paddle looks brand new, actually better than new
with shaft and blade glass reinforcements, everything is clean and totally
seamless. I've seen some outfits put a sleeve on the shaft like a paper
towel roll - not Mitchell.
They are a great outfit to deal with and
repairs were less than half the price of a new paddle. I also bought a
carbon blade, wooden shaft blem from them.
Contact Peggy at Mitchell
24 King Hill Road
Canaan, NH 03741
Contributed by HRCKC member