Care & Maintenance
Your VE paddle is manufactured from some of the finest composite materials available and should give you years of happy boating. Please consider the following:
Where possible store your VE paddle out of direct sunlight. All epoxy resins will yellow slightly with exposure to UV rays. Storing your VE paddle in the garage rather than the garden will keep it looking in top class condition. That said, our resins contain the best UV stabilisers available.
If you have purchased a two piece VE paddle with a split joint, after use wash with clean water and store the two pieces vertically to drain any water from inside the shaft. This is espically important if you have been paddling in salt water as this can corrode the aluminium clamp. Take care when assembling the joint that no sand or grit gets trapped between the spigot or the shaft. These two surfaces have been ground to a tight tolerance and any scratches caused by trapped debris will cause the joint to deteriorate.
Do not use any grease or lubricants on the spigot or shaft surfaces. These can collect dirt, and also cause the epoxy materials to swell marginally.
The KajakSport ferrule provides any feather and up to 10 cm of length adjustment. Working instantly both right- and left-handed, its simple design provides reliable, hassle-free operation – fully corrosion-free thanks to robust nylon construction.
We strongly recommend that you store your paddle with the ferrule in an open position, not closed. Storing it in the open position ensures the ferrule is not under continuous stress and it will lengthen the service life multiple times.
Simply washing the ferrule in warm fresh water to remove salt water deposits is reccomended to keep the unit working for optimal performance.