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Re: S&G: Kayak grab handles

😉 The perpendicular style paddle park does not accommodate this.

True enough- different application, transport vs on-water.
The 'perpendicular' (athwartship) style is for putting the paddle in a 'ready to grab' position which I've only used when putting on the sprayskirt a few times. I put an extra fitting (shown on my Romany copy in the pic) only on the one boat. The Mariners usually have cleats in front of the cockpit which can serve the same purpose, but I don't use them much.

If you wear a 'belly bag' tow rope, you can tuck the paddle under that when you are seated in the kayak; it's surprisingly secure.
As I've tried to get my forward stroke working better, I've realized that it's better for me to keep the foredeck as clean as possible, particularly at the sides.

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