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halvorsonchristopher
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05/12/2022 09:48PM  
I'd love to see your methods of lashing paddles into canoes. Currently using gear ties and lashing them as balancing supports.

Works great, only takes 30 seconds to strap them in, but I'm looking for something even more convenient, sturdy, efficient.

I'd love to see what you're doing!
 
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Kermit
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05/12/2022 10:45PM  
I have two sets of the Northstar Paddle clips under my seat on either side. One holds my spare paddle, the other for my main paddle during portages. They work great. Much quicker than trying to bungee tie them in each time.

Northstar Paddle Clips

 
05/13/2022 07:12AM  
In my solo I only lash my spare paddle. I use velcro strips and lash it to foot brace mount which has a small gap between it and the side of my hull. I need it reachable incase my paddle in use decides to leave my hand for some reason. On portages I carry my in use paddle. My portage philosophy is my only loose items are my pack and my paddle after I attach my yoke.
 
MarshallPrime
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05/13/2022 08:28AM  
I use large black twist ties (search gorilla ties or the like) to lash the extra paddle to the canoe for the entire week. Then for a portage, I simply wedge the plastic paddles we have into the canoe and bungie or use the twist ties to hold it tight and carry it that way, especially for long portages. It takes a few seconds each portage but I am used to doing it that way. Wood paddles generally get carried separately.
Sometimes we will bungie those in also, not usually.
 
05/13/2022 11:11AM  
I actually have started to use those big black gear ties to attach my paddle to my pack. I attach it on the side, blade up, and hold on to the shaft while I walk. I can let go of it to go hands free, but all weight is on the pack and I can do one on each side if I want.

I have the spring creek seat/portage pad, so it doesn't work as well to attach the paddles to the canoe. Rods still work fine though.
 
Jackfish
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05/13/2022 11:59AM  
We use Bungee Dealee Bobs to connect them to the thwarts.
 
05/13/2022 01:00PM  
I lash my spare with BDB's and use the side pockets on my CCS Pioneer Pack to hold paddles on the portage trips.
 
andym
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05/13/2022 01:20PM  
We've also moved to using the Gear Ties (big twist ties). They are very quick and flexible. I've tried using the paddle clips but have yet to figure out a good geometry in our SR Q17 tandem. They look great (I have ones from ZRE) and will keep trying. but the Gear Ties are easy. My only suggestion is to bring one or two extras. They do sometimes break after being twisted many times.
 
05/13/2022 01:31PM  
Kermit: "I have two sets of the Northstar Paddle clips under my seat on either side. One holds my spare paddle, the other for my main paddle during portages. They work great. Much quicker than trying to bungee tie them in each time.

Northstar Paddle Clips

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what did you use to attach the clips? In the link it looks like you can use screws or rivets, but in you picture it looks like you attached them differently to your carbon seat.

T
 
05/13/2022 01:43PM  
Jackfish: "We use Bungee Dealee Bobs to connect them to the thwarts. "

I use the same - bought a bunch of them years ago and they are used for paddles, fishing rods, map cases, and for hanging my Luci lights in the sun
 
05/13/2022 02:25PM  
Jackfish: "We use Bungee Dealee Bobs to connect them to the thwarts. "

+1
 
schweady
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05/13/2022 02:27PM  
We still carry paddles by hand across portages, but have learned that Bungee Dealee Bobs securing the shafts in a bundle makes it soooo much easier to handle 3 at a time -- sometimes even one-handed for a bit if needed -- while also toting a pack. I leave BDBs on the spare paddle's shaft for the entire trip for this purpose. Obviously not a strategy for the soloist wanting to single portage.
 
justpaddlin
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05/13/2022 03:46PM  
On my Magic and Merlin II I have nylon D-rings that just slide between inwale and outwale and I run a loop of cord between the D-rings to support the paddle blade. The grip is captured by one of those double Velcro loops. I can carry a pair of paddles in a double paddle sock. It would be easy to duplicate the set-up in front.


 
jhb8426
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05/13/2022 05:39PM  
Jackfish: "We use Bungee Dealee Bobs to connect them to the thwarts. "

I do the same as well. Also use them for my fishing rods and most any other loose things such as my day pack and water bottles. Also use them to lash multiple paddles together for carrying them on portages and such. Occasionally use velcro straps but don't care for them all that much.
 
Jasonf
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05/13/2022 05:44PM  
We have used the BDB's, they work but I kind of think they are a pain when I'm trying to quickly transition from paddling to portaging. This is much faster and easier, a stretch of bungee cord attached under your thwart and you can just flip it up and over your paddle then get moving on your way. At the other end of the portage the paddle pulls right out.



Bungee I used
 
05/13/2022 07:28PM  
BDBs
 
4keys
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05/13/2022 07:41PM  
schweady: "We still carry paddles by hand across portages, but have learned that Bungee Dealee Bobs securing the shafts in a bundle makes it soooo much easier to handle 3 at a time -- sometimes even one-handed for a bit if needed -- while also toting a pack. I leave BDBs on the spare paddle's shaft for the entire trip for this purpose. Obviously not a strategy for the soloist wanting to single portage.
"


+1
 
straighthairedcurly
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05/13/2022 08:44PM  
Jackfish: "We use Bungee Dealee Bobs to connect them to the thwarts. "

+1 I have BDBs mounted in multiple location in my solo. Use them to hold the spare paddle, attach my main paddle during portages, and other various things.
 
Kermit
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05/14/2022 08:05AM  
timatkn: "Kermit: "I have two sets of the Northstar Paddle clips under my seat on either side. One holds my spare paddle, the other for my main paddle during portages. They work great. Much quicker than trying to bungee tie them in each time.


Northstar Paddle Clips


"



what did you use to attach the clips? In the link it looks like you can use screws or rivets, but in you picture it looks like you attached them differently to your carbon seat.


T"


I used two black zip ties, per the advice of the folks at Northstar. You need a drill bit to make the holes on the clips just a tiny bit bigger, but once you do it works like a dream. Plus they're easy to cut off and move if I ever decide to reposition them.
 
cyclones30
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05/14/2022 09:29AM  
BDB or even better are the bright orange gear ties (I like that color in case you drop one) I keep them on the thwarts and then at a portage just set the paddle on it and one wrap and done on each end. Takes 10 seconds. On the other end, undo and they stay right there for the next one. (I use the long ones so I can do a wrap of the thwart and have long enough tails that that's then what I use for the paddle.
 
PabloKabo
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05/15/2022 06:56PM  
I tied a piece of thin cord across the bottom of the front seat from gunnel to gunnel and the same under the back seat of my SR canoe leaving them a little slack (but not too slack so that they could ever become an entanglement hazard). When I'm about to portage, I slip each paddle blade under a seat with the grip pointed toward the end of the canoe. Then I "Dealee Bob" the shaft just before the grip to the canoe's handle/cross-member. It's quick and has worked well.
 
05/16/2022 08:03AM  
I got tired of BDBs falling off or snapping my fingers. I got several 15 inch sections of stretchy cord. I wrap one twice around a thwart or seat, then put on a plastic snap and tie a double overhand not. Works like a BDB but they are always in place.
 
Paddle4Hike
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05/16/2022 08:21PM  
Thank you for the link to the original manufacturer, so I can order direct from BDB in the future. Until now, I have ordered from retailers of the product.
 
05/17/2022 07:30AM  
Paddle4Hike: "Thank you for the link to the original manufacturer, so I can order direct from BDB in the future. Until now, I have ordered from retailers of the product. "
You can also help support BWCA.com by purchasing BDBs at the Store link at the top of the page.

FWIW, I own a combination of BDBs (that I purchased from BWCA.com after learning about them here) and gear ties.
 
HappyHuskies
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05/17/2022 07:50AM  
Count me in as another happy Bungee Dealee Bob user. Before that I just tied my paddles in with a little cordage which worked, but the Bungee thingies are just so easy and so economical that I can't see ever going back.

My spare paddle pretty much stays bungied in for the entire trip and I just bungie my primary paddle in at the beginning of each portage.
 
Savage Voyageur
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05/17/2022 09:12AM  
BDBs for me. If you install them correctly, they work very well.
 
05/18/2022 07:55AM  
Looking at some older pictures It looks like I've been a BDB user on a few occasions. They work just fine
 
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