What kind of paddle for Sunfish ?

andyatos

Active Member
#21
Andy, can you show me a picture how you have that rigged with the bungees? I tried a couple different ways and it hasn’t quite worked out to smoothly for me LOL I appreciate it, thanks Kevin
Hi Kevin,

Below are some photos I just took of my Sunfish with my bungee and paddle in place. I've used some large diameter PVC pipe to simulate my mast.

Here's the process. Before you put the mast in the mast tube, lay out the bungee loop on the deck so the mast will pass through it. Step the mast. Then just pass the handle and shaft of the paddle through the bungee and tuck the handle under the bow handle and the blade under the splash guard. That's it.

When you get the length of the bungee loop just right, the paddle is firmly held in place. You don't even need another bungee through the bow handle to hold that end of the paddle. I used a fisherman's knot to join the ends of the bungee and hot knifed the ends to seal them.

You could also just make a longer bungee loop, step the mast then wrap the loop around the mast, pass it through itself and then pass the handle and shaft of the paddle through the bungee loop as described earlier.

Cheers,

- Andy

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Kevin2

New Member
#22
Thanks Andy! I went and grabbed my Longer paddle, and now it works perfect! I really appreciate the photos, thanks Kevin

Hi Kevin,

Below are some photos I just took of my Sunfish with my bungee and paddle in place. I've used some large diameter PVC pipe to simulate my mast.

Here's the process. Before you put the mast in the mast tube, lay out the bungee loop on the deck so the mast will pass through it. Step the mast. Then just pass the handle and shaft of the paddle through the bungee and tuck the handle under the bow handle and the blade under the splash guard. That's it.

When you get the length of the bungee loop just right, the paddle is firmly held in place. You don't even need another bungee through the bow handle to hold that end of the paddle. I used a fisherman's knot to join the ends of the bungee and hot knifed the ends to seal them.

You could also just make a longer bungee loop, step the mast then wrap the loop around the mast, pass it through itself and then pass the handle and shaft of the paddle through the bungee loop as described earlier.

Cheers,

- Andy

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