Need to know how to make a kayak paddle holder? The function of a kayak paddle holder is to protect the paddles and other accessories of the boat. A kayak paddle holder is also known as paddle clips. There are a variety of kayak paddle holders available. You can make your own kayak paddle holder following the simple steps below.
To make a kayak paddle holder, you will need:
- Pad Eye
- Backup Washer
- Shock Cord
- Drill Bit, Three Inch
- Rivet Gun
- Masking Tape
- Inch Tape
- Step 1: Your kayak paddle holder must be placed keeping in mind your height and arm length, the width of the kayak and the position of paddling. Use masking tape to tape the pad eyes temporarily after marking their locations. Check that the pad eyes are not interfering while you paddle. The rear pad eye must be placed deep inboard. The paddle must not come in contact with any other component of the boat and be positioned on the deck. Adjust any problem before attaching the pad eyes permanently.
- Step 2: Drill holes at the marked locations. Through each pad eye and hook put a rivet and place in the holes. Place pad eyes aligned, parallel to the edge of the deck and put rivet through all four holes and pad eyes. After this, go under the deck and hold washer on a rivet. You will need to set the rivet with a rivet gun for each rivet.
- Step 3: Tie one side of the shock cord and string through the pad eyes. The knots must be on the opposite side of the hooks and then tie the other knot loosely so that cord is taut amongst the pad eyes. Place paddle between pad eyes and hooks and make sure the cord stretches over the shaft and hooks. Cut excess cord.