The Chubbster - a heavy duty paddle
You know the type. Quiet. Hard working. The first one in with sleeves rolled
up. Everybody's friend, but just a little wider, a little thicker.
Most of wavetrainSUP's paddle shafts start life as one inch wide pieces of wood that are one quarter of an inch thick.
Not so with the Chubbster. This oversized paddle is wider and thicker. The shaft pieces are one and a quarter (1¼) inch wide and 5/16ths inch thick, possibly a hair more. The end result is a bigger shaft, still in an egg shaped profile - just bigger - both wider and taller.
Likewise with the blade. Each blade half is the same width, they're just a bit thicker. Overall blade width can be increaded by using insert strips along both sides of the shaft. Blade thickness edges up to 5/16ths possibly a hair more. If you want the top of a Chubbster blade to bend, then you'll need to have that top portion thinned a bit. Thicker blade pieces are tough to bend. It's not a problem for the bulk of the blade, just that top couple of inches nearest the bend of the shaft, assuming you want it bent.
Buying a Chubbster SUP paddle
- A standard version Chubbster is $USD 295.00. It is built with western red cedar blades and purpleheart trim. Three shaft pieces are western red cedar and two pieces are basswood. The handle is cedar. Blade has 4 oz. fiberglass cloth and epoxy on both sides. Final finish is Captain Z's spar varnish.
- This paddle really wants to be a build to order! Cost is not an issue, it's the same as a custom, however you get to choose which wood and where you would like that wood, as well as the final finish.
- If this is a gift, wavetrainSUP is happy to offer gift certificates, which allows the recipient to have their choice of wood used in building their paddle
- OK, you're serious, The Buy Now button awaits you! Please enter the paddle length you want (in inches). Shipping is a flat 30.00