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Re: Strip: Hole spacing for paddle park

: If someone who has a done a paddle park could chime in on the
: proper spacing for the two bungee hole and the hook for the
: bungee for a functional paddle park that would be great! My
: first thoughs where the two bungee holes 16 inches apart and the
: hook to be an inch and a half higher and centered at the 8 inch
: mark. Also the height off the shear line and the placement
: around the cockpit would ease my mind alot. I just don't like
: drilling holes for the first time without asking! My project is
: a guillemot if that helps. I plan on the side mount paddle park
: in favour of the front of cockpit mount if that helps also.

I now make the shock cord holes 14 inches apart, but 16 would work fine. Some of my earlier boats had them 12 inches apart, but 14 works better for me.

I like the hook placed 3 inches above the middle of the shock cord. This allows the cord going over the paddle to come down at about a 45 degree angle from the surface of the boat.