Grey Owl Guide Black Cherry

Grey Owl

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  • Usage:   solo and tandem deep water paddling (2’ – 2 ½’ minimum)

    Grip:  
    3 ply laminated black cherry, pear shape

    Shaft:   solid cherry, oval, 1 532” x 1 332

    Blade:  3 ply laminated black cherry

    Blade Cross Section Style:   cambered

    Tip Material & Style:  casting epoxy, wraparound

    Finish:  high gloss exterior polyurethane with UV block

    This product is made in Canada

    This item is oversized and incurs a $10 surcharge when shipping.
  • Overall Length: 54” 57” 60” 63” 66”
    Shaft Length: 31” 33” 35” 37” 39”
    Blade Length: 23” 24” 25” 26” 27”
    Blade Width: 5 ¼” 5 ½” 5 ½” 5 ¾” 5 ¾”
    Blade Area (sq in): 100 108 116 124 132
    Average Weight (oz): 20 22 24 26 28
  • Sizing your Recreational Paddle

    Regardless of the model of straight or bent shaft paddle you have selected, the overall length should be determined by the shaft length from the top of the grip to the throat of the paddle.

    The following formula applies: the shaft length should equal the distance from ones shoulder to the water line of the canoe. This will allow you to paddle below your eyes with your upper hand while keeping your lower hand close to the throat.

    To determine the approximate length sit erect on a flat hard chair or the floor and measure the distance from the surface to your chin. Add 6” for the approximate distance the canoe seat would be from the waterline. Thus a person whose chin to chair measurement is 26” would add 6” to arrive at a 32” shaft length. Looking at the specifications of Grey Owl's various models you would find that you would probably use a 50” Touring Bent Shaft, a 54” Voyageur or a 56” Chieftain. A one or two inch variation would not have much effect in usage so try for the closest shaft length for the model chosen. Remember to consider that canoe seat heights vary as might a ‘comfort range’ that you might feel more suited to.



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