How wide a paddle slot?

Posted by Brian Cunningham on Jan 9, 2007

It turns out the latest nets only weigh in at .02 lbs/sqft! So, I've tryed I've redesigned thing a little taking this newer technology in mind. :)

I really like the looks, and it makes hiking out more of a leisurely stroll.

I'll have to leave a slot in the nets for the paddle. The question is how much of a slot do I need. I thought about running the nets above the akas(crossbeams), so I'm sitting below them while paddling. But I need to be able to duck under the boom, let it live up to it namesake. :)