Re: How wide a paddle slo

Posted by Alan Speakman on Jan 10, 2007

Hi Brian,

I've enjoyed your work...

As for the size of your paddle slot... That's probably going to be a function of your position on the trampoline, paddle length, stroke, etc.

How about this... You obviously have a great CAD design and you most likely know where the waterline will be and the location/orientation of the paddler relative to the appropriate water conditions... No doubt that you know the paddle length... How about if you set up a simple testbed in the shop using chairs, sawhorses work benches, or whatever... Then simulate paddling your craft and taking real-time measurements of the stroke - length and breadth... Toss in a 10% - 20% elbow room, and take it from there...

Just a thought,


In Response to: How wide a paddle slot? by Brian Cunningham on Jan 9, 2007


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