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04/05/19 - More vintage paddles added !
Original two piece wooden vintage paddles in various conditions here

20/03/19 - Incredible find! A rare UNUSED 1960's Klepper Aerius II for sale !
Found during a recent house clearance sale - in mint condition. See here - SOLD

05/12/18 - Used kayaks sale pages updated with more boats coming online soon. See both 'Used Kayaks' pages. Some of these kayaks are also currently listed on eBay


19/11/17 - new 'kid on the block' - Neris SMART Series of kayaks. Unique hybrids that can either be paddled as a canoe with bench seats or as a kayak with inflatable floor seats. A cross between a folding kayak and an inflatable kayak. Starting with SMART-2 here

17/11/17 - new range of Greenland paddles added - Gram Kajak paddles. In 2-3 piece in both wood and carbon versions. Appearing on the 'New Paddles' page here

02/03/17 - Product Videos page added. Videos of some of the listed folding kayaks ... see here



Exclusive UK dealer for the following brands:-

We are a specialist team that previously was an exclusive folding kayak brand dealer in the UK with several years experience. We now have added a multi-brand on line store to better serve a growing UK market with a wider range of foldable small craft - from "Klepper" type of kayaks, to lightweight canoes plus related accessories.

Gram Paddles - wood and carbon Greenland paddles

NERIS - foldable alu framed kayaks

WaveDesign - carbon paddles including Greenlands

Wayland Folding Kayaks - traditional foldable wood framed kayaks

ZelGear - inflatable kayaks and catarafts (catamaran rafts)


We also specialise in Klepper spares and rebuilds as well as other brands

 




Can we paddle anywhere?
In the UK, you need a license to paddle in most of the waterways, rivers, lakes, etc.
BCU membership (Canoe England, Canoe Wales, Scotland Canoe Association and the Canoe Association of Northern Ireland) includes a license to paddle on 5000km of Britain's waterways and canals.

Not all inland water is open to canoeists, some are privately owned or is bounded by land which is private, so do check beforehand. See Useful Websites page.

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Paddles (Vintage - Used)

Most of these paddles are the original high quality German or British made wooden paddles produced during the 1950's - 70's. Some of the paddles are renowned for being lightweight, even lighter than some modern day paddles currently being produced.

These paddles are 'used' - condition vary from immaculate to 'needing some work'. Detailed photos available on request. We have used a simple grading system to indicate the condition of the paddles:-
4 - Excellent, as new condition
3 - Good, no work required or very minimal work needed but not essential
2 - Good, some work required - EG spots of varnishing
1 - Poor, needs work, or is damaged, or missing ferrules

Some paddles are being sold as a set of two paddles - they were originally obtained in that way and hence do match in condition etc. These sets will not be split and be sold separately.

New rubber paddle drip rings are available to purchase - is not included with the paddles

Shipping of these paddles only, to UK mainland addressess - £10.00 for one, £12.00 for two paddles

Any particular vintage paddle that you are after, do provide details and we will try get one for you.


Kayak paddles
Length

Blade width
Weight

Condition
Price

Soft rubber D-rings
Note that D-rings offered on Amazon, eBay etc are mostly of the hard plastic type intended for composite paddles which have a slightly smaller diameter paddle shaft and will not fit these 33mm dia wooden shafts. Sold in pairs
Item Code: VP-drings




   
£4.00
per pair

Klepper 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm

Joints:- Stainless Steel
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP001






240cm

185mm
1410g

2
£25.00

Klepper 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm - Set of two matching paddles
Joints:- Stainless Steel
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP003





240cm

185cm
1410g

2
£45.00

Schafer 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm- Set of two matching paddles
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Plastic
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP004





240cm

190mm
1420g

3
£55.00

Klepper 2 part wooden paddle, mahogany, 240cm - Set of two matching paddles
Joints:- Stainless Steel
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP005-AP





240cm

185mm
4
£65.00

Schafer "SAAR" 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Plastic
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP006





240cm

190mm
1420g

4
£35.00

Schafer "SAAR" 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Plastic
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP007





240cm

190mm
1420g

4
£35.00

Klepper 2 part wooden paddle, mahogany, 240cm
Joints:- Stainless Steel
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
As new - never been used. There are two small patches where the varnish has been scraped off due to storage with kayak frame
Item Code:-
VP008






240cm

185mm
4
£35.00

Schafer "WESER" 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Plastic
Notes:-
Very early model Schafer with thick varnish
Item Code:-
VP009





240cm

185mm
1300g

2
£25.00

Schafer 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Plastic
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP010





240cm

185mm
1485g

2
£25.00

Klepper 2 part flat wooden paddle, 210cm
Joints:- Stainless
Construction type:-
Single piece wood with flat blades
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Splits in the blades, needs gluing
Item Code:-
VP011





210cm

175mm
1370g

2
£25.00

Kober "Wien" 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Single piece of wood
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Made for and supplied to Ottersports, Great Britain
Item Code:-
VP012





240cm

165mm
1300g

2
£25.00

Schafer 2 part wooden paddle, 228cm
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Plastic strip on face only
Notes:-
Face of paddle blade painted red by manufacturer
Item Code:-
VP013





228cm

185mm
1115g

2
£25.00

2 part wooden paddle, 240cm - Brand unknown
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Oval grips. Very thick varnish applied by previous owner. A small piece of laminate has broken off, can be filled in
Item Code:-
VP014





240cm

185mm
1295g

2
£10.00

Schafer 2 part wooden paddle, 240cm
Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Plastic
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP015





240cm

185mm
1485g

2
£25.00

2 part wooden paddle, 248cm - Set of two matching paddles, brand unknown

Joints:- Brass
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Oval grips. Very thick varnish applied by previous owner. A small piece of laminate has broken off, can be filled in
Item Code:-
VP016





248cm

170mm
1325g

2
£45.00

Klepper 2 part wooden paddle, mahogany, 240cm - Set of two matching paddles
Joints:- Stainless Steel
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP017-AS






240cm

185mm
4
£65.00

Klepper 2 part wooden paddle, 220cm

Joints:- Stainless Steel
Construction type:-
Plywood blade attached to shaft
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-
Item Code:-
VP018-CG






220cm

190mm
1200g

4
£35.00

Klepper 2 part flat wooden paddle, 210cm
Joints:- Stainless
Construction type:-
Single piece wood with flat blades
Protective "End caps":-
Aluminum
Notes:-

Item Code:-
VP019-CG






210cm

180mm
1485g

4
£35.00
       



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