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20 - 45 inch long, for low profile boats and PWCs.
Used paddle once in Florida. Got it back out this Summer for use but the top part would not loosen or telescope. Tried as I might it was locked in place. I hope someone contacts me for a refund so I can remove this review of my wasted money.
I bought this paddle 2 months ago for my boat and stowed it for use in case of emergency. I should have tried it out first. When I went to use it for the first time yesterday the extension mechanism was jammed and the collar broke. When I extended the handle, pieces of the plastic used to lock the extension were broken inside the paddle. Obviously cheaply made plastic parts where used where stronger material was needed. I found this out 30 days too late as the warranty had expired.
I bought this paddle as part of the emergency kit for one of my jet skis, it has a very small footprint and fits well in the onboard storage compartment. As luck would have it I had to use it recently after my jet ski died out on the lake. The main issue I had was once extended it felt flimsy and wanted to separate at the joints, it was also quite difficult to get it to go back to its collapsed length. A great idea that could have been better executed with quality parts/materials.
These are OK for what they are: Lightweight, collapsible, transportable, easy to use, etc.
I guess you get what you pay for... Seemed like a good deal, however the plastic ring that locks the extension in place broke in half the second time I used it on our daysailer, which rendered it useless. I bought a full length wooden paddle for $10 more instead, which has performed flawlessly. I guess the bright orange color might come in handy to flag down other boats to give you a tow :)
Have used this paddle several time and it has worked well. Tightens securely at different heights/lengths and stayed positioned where I set it, until I loosen it. Worked great, won't hesitate to buy another one.
Bought for use in a PWC. Haven't had to use it yet, thankfully. But this one collapses down to a small length (20") and extends to 45". Construction seems OK. Fits in the compartment I needed it to fit in. Similar paddles are available at W-Mart for less money.
Liked the price and the fact that they collapsed, but worthless when I needed them most
As I ventured into the great unknown, my canoe leaking from one end I reached for my (un)trusty "Kwik Tek P-1 Telescoping Paddle" in brilliant search and rescue orange (how fitting).
I bought this for my 2 year old to play with whilst in the Canadian Canoe with us, to keep her involved and stop her getting bored.
Excellent seller definitely recommend :)))))
Very well made execution of a clever design.
My first one went missing upon delivery and Amazon made good with sending a replacement. I got this as an emergency back up for my PWC. It is compact and expands easily if I should need it. Haven't had to use it and in a worse case scenario it can make a good distress signal because if you're paddling your PWC, you're in distress.