Easy DIY Dripless Paddle for Kayak, Canoe or SUP

Quick way to make a dripless paddle for a kayak or canoe without needing paddle drip guards or kayak paddle drip stops. This is a simple way to waterproof a kayak or canoe paddle that works great for stand up paddleboards as well. NeverWet is available at Home Depot and Lowes. Also from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2q28okj Subscribe to Kayak Hacks: https://goo.gl/BAxRXd Follow on Google+: http://tinyurl.com/kayakhacksGooglePlus The Kayak Hacks Fishing channel covers kayak, wading, shoreline, spin and fly fishing. It features gear mods to make kayak fishing more comfortable, efficient and enjoyable. Also, I share many tips, tricks and "how to's" for spin and fly fishing regardless of whether you are fishing from a boat or on your feet. Please subscribe! Thanks! Steve's CatchGuide series of fishing books is available on Amazon: Wade and Shoreline Fishing the Potomac River for Smallmouth Bass - http://amzn.to/1FwhvjG Maryland Trout Fishing - http://amzn.to/1L0fAEb Wade Fishing the Rappahannock River of Virginia - http://amzn.to/1L0fFb8 Wade Fishing the Rapidan River of Virginia - http://amzn.to/1L0fH2z Wade Fishing the North Branch of the Potomac - http://amzn.to/1ViIzK7 Read Steve's columns in: Southern Trout Magazine - http://www.southerntrout.com/ Southern Kayak Fishing - http://www.sokayakfishing.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: Any product link to Amazon is an affiliate link. Other product links may be as well as I develop relationships with sellers. I appreciate your support in using those links since the small commission generated offsets the cost of the stuff I test for the channel. Thanks! Liability Disclaimer and Warning: In short, you accept all risk of using any ideas presented in this video. Do not apply any suggestion if it will ruin the appearance, function or structural integrity of your kayak. You must determine if the ideas are appropriate for your boat and we disclaim any responsibility for your actions and decisions. Nothing in this video creates any expressed or implied warranty or guarantees a result. You are responsible for the safe operation of tools and any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of those tools as well as from the information contained in this video is 100% your responsibility. We shall not be held liable in any way or manner for errors, misleading or incorrect information. If you find an error, please notify us right away using the contact form for the channel. It goes without saying that fishing is dangerous as a result of the fast water, slick rocks and other hazards that occur in random, unexpected places. You need to exercise caution, particularly in the spring when the water is high or during rapid changes in tide before you fish anywhere. You should always wear a life vest when fishing. Also, a wading staff will help you keep your balance as you walk on the shoreline or wade. The bottom line is that you must make a judgment regarding acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on the opinions expressed here. The regulations governing legal access to fishing locations may change at any time, and it is your responsibility to understand the law. Nothing expressed should be construed as encouraging you to trespass on private property or violate a regulation.

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Quick way to make a dripless paddle for a kayak or canoe without needing paddle drip guards or kayak paddle drip stops. This is a simple way to waterproof a kayak or canoe paddle that works great for stand up paddleboards as well. NeverWet is available at Home Depot and Lowes. Also from Amazon: http://amzn.to/2q28okj Subscribe to Kayak Hacks: https://goo.gl/BAxRXd Follow on Google+: http://tinyurl.com/kayakhacksGooglePlus The Kayak Hacks Fishing channel covers kayak, wading, shoreline, spin and fly fishing. It features gear mods to make kayak fishing more comfortable, efficient and enjoyable. Also, I share many tips, tricks and "how to's" for spin and fly fishing regardless of whether you are fishing from a boat or on your feet. Please subscribe! Thanks! Steve's CatchGuide series of fishing books is available on Amazon: Wade and Shoreline Fishing the Potomac River for Smallmouth Bass - http://amzn.to/1FwhvjG Maryland Trout Fishing - http://amzn.to/1L0fAEb Wade Fishing the Rappahannock River of Virginia - http://amzn.to/1L0fFb8 Wade Fishing the Rapidan River of Virginia - http://amzn.to/1L0fH2z Wade Fishing the North Branch of the Potomac - http://amzn.to/1ViIzK7 Read Steve's columns in: Southern Trout Magazine - http://www.southerntrout.com/ Southern Kayak Fishing - http://www.sokayakfishing.com/ Affiliate Disclaimer: Any product link to Amazon is an affiliate link. Other product links may be as well as I develop relationships with sellers. I appreciate your support in using those links since the small commission generated offsets the cost of the stuff I test for the channel. Thanks! Liability Disclaimer and Warning: In short, you accept all risk of using any ideas presented in this video. Do not apply any suggestion if it will ruin the appearance, function or structural integrity of your kayak. You must determine if the ideas are appropriate for your boat and we disclaim any responsibility for your actions and decisions. Nothing in this video creates any expressed or implied warranty or guarantees a result. You are responsible for the safe operation of tools and any injury, damage, or loss that may result from improper use of those tools as well as from the information contained in this video is 100% your responsibility. We shall not be held liable in any way or manner for errors, misleading or incorrect information. If you find an error, please notify us right away using the contact form for the channel. It goes without saying that fishing is dangerous as a result of the fast water, slick rocks and other hazards that occur in random, unexpected places. You need to exercise caution, particularly in the spring when the water is high or during rapid changes in tide before you fish anywhere. You should always wear a life vest when fishing. Also, a wading staff will help you keep your balance as you walk on the shoreline or wade. The bottom line is that you must make a judgment regarding acceptable behavior and risk and not rely on the opinions expressed here. The regulations governing legal access to fishing locations may change at any time, and it is your responsibility to understand the law. Nothing expressed should be construed as encouraging you to trespass on private property or violate a regulation.

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Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
Before you buy Neverwet, try the duct tape idea I discovered after I did this video! https://youtu.be/yc7g0cGr4Rc
Scmrabled Nmae
Scmrabled Nmae - 2 years ago
I'd wager that if you could graph a before/after efficiency you would get slightly better results with the spray.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 2 years ago
I later found a cheaper way to solve the problem - just use a piece of duct tape
Signcarver Mike
Signcarver Mike - 2 years ago
How long does it last before you have to reapply?
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 2 years ago
It did not last long enough for me to be happy - that's why I came up with a better, very cheap solution - https://youtu.be/yc7g0cGr4Rc
Chip Estrada
Chip Estrada - 2 years ago
awesome
slim jim
slim jim - 2 years ago
Where did the magical chemical go???? Into the environment - was that worth it? DONT DO THIS!!!!!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 2 years ago
It actually was not worth it. In a later video, I show how a piece of duct tape does the same job.
Joe Pitt
Joe Pitt - 2 years ago
I use a bent shaft canoe paddle and rudder, you never get wet. The great Verlen Kruger gave that idea. If you don't know Verlen Google him.
Mike Penske
Mike Penske - 2 years ago
Your other idea, the low/stealth stroke, is the only way to stay dry without a spray skirt.

I figured this out my first 5 minutes in the water but hit the sides if the boat with the handle when putting the hammer down.
Muddy Gamer
Muddy Gamer - 3 years ago
would this work on the underside of the kayak to reduce friction?
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
No, it would wear off too quickly. Check out this video where I discuss waxing - https://youtu.be/ye0RiGu5yl4
Jeffrey Cambeis
Jeffrey Cambeis - 3 years ago
i wonder if silicon spray would do the same thing, and it should be much cheaper
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
I don't know. But... the duct tape idea I linked in the description is even cheaper and works great

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ivR bone
ivR bone - 3 years ago
thank you for this video . enjoyed!
Shawn Adkins
Shawn Adkins - 3 years ago
Will this prevent mud sticking to your paddle as well? Plenty of times where I've had to push off a muddy shore n my paddle, and it was covered in mud/smelly silt.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
No. Mud will still stick. And... you should look at the cheaper option that uses duct tape I discovered after I used Neverwet. https://youtu.be/yc7g0cGr4Rc
Josh Kielman
Josh Kielman - 3 years ago
Hey brother love that 7th ID hat!
ray g
ray g - 3 years ago
thanks pop...…. cool stuff
Loren Rademacher
Loren Rademacher - 3 years ago
Thanks so much for the idea. I have some Never Wet that has been waiting for just such a purpose! I'll apply some to my paddle tomorrow.
slim jim
slim jim - 2 years ago
Loren Rademacher stop! It's toxic to the water you love to play in
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
Try the duct tape idea first - save the Neverwet for something else! https://youtu.be/yc7g0cGr4Rc
right allthetime
right allthetime - 3 years ago
What would it do if you treated the bottom of your boat, faster speed ?
Clyde Peppin
Clyde Peppin - 3 years ago
Loren Rademacher probably same reason there's dimples on a golf ball. The water in the dimples, moving with the boat has less friction with the water being moved through.
Loren Rademacher
Loren Rademacher - 3 years ago
Kayak Hacks Fishing why would wax slow a boat? That seems so counterintuitive.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
I do not think so. I read a report looking at waxing racing kayaks and it found wax actually slowed the boat down.
Jerrett W
Jerrett W - 3 years ago
What kind of paddle are you using
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
I am using an Accent paddle now with my new kayak. I have forgotten what my older one was.
Wes Garven
Wes Garven - 3 years ago
Great hack. Can't wait to try it out on my paddle!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
Try this one first - much cheaper!! https://youtu.be/yc7g0cGr4Rc
Marius Engelsen
Marius Engelsen - 3 years ago
How about just using a good car wax, that sheds water really well? Might not last forever, but takes only a minute to apply ;)
And the paddle will be looking stunning as well!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
That might work, but I found a better way - duct tape. https://youtu.be/yc7g0cGr4Rc
Anthony
Anthony - 3 years ago
Very impressive product. I do most of my kayaking in the sun which quickly dries up the water that drips on my clothes, and mostly wear a wetsuit because I launch from the surf or even a boat launch so water isn't really a problem. I find myself surrounded by a lot of it once I leave land =D. I enjoy the coolness of the water. I would say though, it is a bit annoying having spay or drips on my prescription sunglasses that dry up and hinder my sight so you still have my attention.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
Later on, I discovered an even cheaper option - duct tape - https://youtu.be/yc7g0cGr4Rc

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Robert Gaines
Robert Gaines - 3 years ago
Great videos
Dan Bolton
Dan Bolton - 3 years ago
Product works great, but turns a beautiful paddle matte ugly. At least no one will want to steal it now...
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
I use a piece of duct tape now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc7g0cGr4Rc
TheSilverSurfisher
TheSilverSurfisher - 3 years ago
Superb video/information sir.
Risa Sullivan
Risa Sullivan - 3 years ago
How many coats of spray did you use for each bas and top coat?
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
But, it turns out there is a better and much less expensive solution. Check out the video where I discuss using a piece of duct tape to achieve the same and
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
One each
SwitchbackXThunter
SwitchbackXThunter - 3 years ago
If there ever was an undiscovered, aspiring infomercial guy... this is him. I love the videos, but can’t stand the hand motions, finger pointing and used car salesman delivery.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
Thanks!
sjeverett75
sjeverett75 - 3 years ago
+Kayak Hacks Fishing I found the video instersting and informative. Hand gestures and all.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
Sorry about that. I'll try to do better.
ShowMe Bass
ShowMe Bass - 3 years ago
Just discovered your channel and subscribed, great video by the way it helped me out on finding the next paddle for myself! If you have the time, check my channel out and subscribe if you like the content!
Randy Burke
Randy Burke - 3 years ago
I had an idea I haven't tried yet. Using Rainx on my paddle. I have used it on my windshield and it is great stuff. It turns out Rainx is not good on plastic but: Avoid using Rain‑X® Original Glass Water Repellent on any plastic surfaces, including motorcycle windshields, ATVs and solar panels. For plastic surface applications, try our new Rain‑X® Plastic Water Repellent! I will let you know
Wes Garven
Wes Garven - 3 years ago
I would be curious to know the results, as well.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
Please do. The key question is whether it wears off as quickly as Neverwet
Rich Schnippel
Rich Schnippel - 3 years ago
Very impressed with how well this works...looks like it discolored the paddle a big, which is a bummer...did the discoloration go away or stay that way??
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
It remained that way. But, in a later video I found a way to achieve the same thing with duct tape - https://youtu.be/yc7g0cGr4Rc
Mike Jung
Mike Jung - 3 years ago
Wow
RedTheRabbit
RedTheRabbit - 3 years ago
I have got to try this! Thank you!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
I did more research and discovered this solution - duct tape - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc7g0cGr4Rc

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All Reel Fisherman
All Reel Fisherman - 3 years ago
Got to try!!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
Before spending the money on Neverwet, try duct tape as I did in this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yc7g0cGr4Rc
Spencer Boaz
Spencer Boaz - 3 years ago
car wax works OK maybe not that good .
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 3 years ago
I've been meaning to try that, but believe it will just rub off over time.
Terence Renshaw
Terence Renshaw - 4 years ago
use that shoe water resistant spray. a lot cheaper I bet and probably won't change ur paddles funky colors.
Bantham Nobilis
Bantham Nobilis - 3 years ago
It's the same stuff.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I will give it a try - thanks
Stephen Goodall
Stephen Goodall - 4 years ago
Very nice!. Is there a chance that this coating could be used on the bottom of the boat to decrease water resistance increasing top speed to nearly inhuman levels? Thanks for the video.
allan1818s
allan1818s - 3 years ago
It would slow you down
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
No - it would be very expensive and it will wear off as your kayak hits or scrapes.
acmarauder
acmarauder - 4 years ago
This is a great idea. I will try using my meguiars ultimate liquid wax, maybe even a quick wax spray and let you know how it works. If this works well, will likely use a ceramic coating for longer lasting results.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I'll look forward to it!
acmarauder
acmarauder - 4 years ago
My experience the sky is the limit / various opinions of what is best or easiest to use. Meguiar's ultimate is very good for this and I'm very brand loyal to their products for their simplicity and user forgiveness. A ceramic coating would be the best level of protection/ water resistance and provide 3-5 years of protection on a vehicle. I've heard anything from BLACKFIRE Crystal Coat to CQuartz. Since a paddle is not a large vehicle, it's just as easy to reapply wax before every outing or as needed. Ultimate liquid goes on so easy. I will put together a video next time I'm ready to hit the water.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I would love to know that. I am doing searches for hydrophobic car wax to find one that has the best water shedding capabilities. Love to know how your experiment turns out. Also check out the other video on using duct tape to avoid the drips!
Bill Harris
Bill Harris - 4 years ago
We found a more $$$ way...lol, we bought the Pescador Pilot 12 Pedal Kayak.  Not near as good as our buddy's Predator PDL but at $1000 less its a steal.  I did have to enlarge the rudder s on both kayaks but we now cruise about 2-3 mph all day and no drips.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
lol! The ultimate solution!!
r wat
r wat - 4 years ago
I had thought about doing that. I'm glad to see you have already tried it.
Locolokisimo V
Locolokisimo V - 4 years ago
Is it still holding up and how long is it been so far since you you put it on
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I am going to do a follow up video. It lasted 53 hours of paddling in my fishing area - pushing thru marsh grass, pushing off mud banks. If all you are doing is paddle, it would last longer.
Old School
Old School - 4 years ago
End of the day,how long has it lasted ?
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I have paddled with this on for 46 hours at this point (keeping track). I have pushed thru the mud and wedged thru marsh grass. The stuff is wearing off on the edges and still OK on the wide part of the paddle. I think the mud and grass rubbed it off. I bet if I were just to paddle with it the life would be longer. Even though it has worn off on the edge, I do not get drips. I am anxious to try the idea somebody else had - use car wax. Once this comes off, I will try that.
Bayou Hoodrat
Bayou Hoodrat - 4 years ago
In my job at work I like to say if I can think of it, chances are a solution has already been developed... "go find those ideas and build on them." This is gonna save me lots of money I hope. I don't like the weight of Penn's sealed, all metal, spin fishers, but my lighter Okuma Avengers don't like the saltwater (paddle drip kills them). Can't wait to try this. THANK YOU for the idea.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Good point
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
You may want to try an unproven idea another commenter had about just waxing the paddle. It would be cheaper. I have not put that idea to the test.
Jimmy Celtic
Jimmy Celtic - 4 years ago
Awesome idea thank you
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
You are welcome!
Bill Harris
Bill Harris - 4 years ago
Worked great...Amazement by the grand kids.  Driest kayak trip yet!!  Thanks
Gypsy Spirit
Gypsy Spirit - 4 years ago
Bill Harris ii
Bama Red Runner
Bama Red Runner - 4 years ago
I lucked up and landed a Carbon Fiber paddle when I found my Kayak on Craigslist. I would love to try this, but I'd be afraid of potentially harming the coating that is already on my paddle. If NeverWet can't be used, can anyone suggest another product that won't alter the appearance of the paddle or potentially damage the protective coatings on higher-end paddles?
beduiini
beduiini - 4 years ago
Keith Butler carwax. ;)
Bama Red Runner
Bama Red Runner - 4 years ago
Old School Hand : If I'm lucky enough to have something nice, I want to keep it that way for as long as possible. Has nothing to do with being a "snowflake". It's summertime, so I'm not excessively worries about water drops right now. Come winter, if I haven't found a solution, I'll pick up a plastic paddle and use the NeverWet for function. Bottom line, I have a nice paddle and don't want to potentially ruin it by spraying chemicals on it in hopes of an outcome, but thank you for your helpful input on the topic. Tight Lines!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Let us know!
beduiini
beduiini - 4 years ago
Kayak Hacks Fishing
I'll test it in a couple of days, but it should work just fine.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
That is a great idea to test out. Water beads on wax and the wax might repel it. In addition, I bet the wax would create a tougher surface than the NeverWet. I only have one paddle, so I cannot test the idea.
beduiini
beduiini - 4 years ago
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Well, that came as a total surprise to me atleast. But, if you would only wax the paddle?
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Before waxing, I recommend you watch my video on that. The racers say waxing actually slows the kayak and a number of other experts say the smell of the wax might repel fish. Who knew? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye0RiGu5yl4
beduiini
beduiini - 4 years ago
Keith Butler
You should be just fine if you use normal car wax. Maybe even a "ceramic" nano coating on top of that. Decent detailer should do the waxing in 5 minutes and maybe 5$, if not head down to the suoermarket or automotive store and get some car wax for 10$ a bottle. :)
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I would give the manufacturer a call and ask
Bama Red Runner
Bama Red Runner - 4 years ago
Mine is a No-Limits Trinity and has the distinguished carbon fiber pattern that I love. I want to try the NeverWet, but don't want to damage or change the look of it... I'd post a pic of mine, but am new to posting anything on YouTube, lol.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Mine is a Cannon. I think it is carbon, but am not sure since I bought it when I was transitioning from canoe to kayak and did not know the ins and outs. So far, no issues and it is holding up.
Bama Red Runner
Bama Red Runner - 4 years ago
Great channel by the way!
Chris Pilot
Chris Pilot - 4 years ago
Great tip. My solution was a longer paddle and therefore a less vertical paddle stroke. I needed the longer paddle because of my type of kayak as well as my height, so I never really encountered the problem, but I know a lot of my fellow kayakers encounter it.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
You are exactly right! My paddle is too short, but I am too cheap to go buy a new one :-)
When I switched from canoe to kayak, the dealer did not do the math on kayak width vs my height. The paddle cost a fortune, so I am going to keep it for a while until I force myself to fix the issue!
Gary March
Gary March - 4 years ago
Got drips all over the shorts a few nights ago. At 50 degress Fahrenheit, I didn't like it too much. Will be trying this stuff out!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
So far it is holding up.
Leo Ramirez
Leo Ramirez - 4 years ago
I think it would be great to spray the bottom of the kayak
Old School
Old School - 4 years ago
Had to pause for stupidity . . . . . next LOL
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I do not think it would last with the typical scraping that occurs hitting rocks, sand and mud.
Scott
Scott - 4 years ago
This is an awesome idea! Thanks for sharing.
Dennis Barnes
Dennis Barnes - 4 years ago
A quick fix and inexpensive solution is placing a piece of duct tape 8' long folded in half to create a tab just at an angle on the bottom of the paddle blade just before the shaft. To secure tape when you fold it in half a section of tape is adhered to each side of the paddle blade See Photo https://image.ibb.co/kPk8Fv/drip_tape.jpg
Bantham Nobilis
Bantham Nobilis - 3 years ago
You mean 8". A 4' piece of duct tape might not work so well...=)
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Now that is an innovative idea! I'll get my fishing buddy to try it! Thanks!
Jim Underhill
Jim Underhill - 4 years ago
Another reason to subscribe! Great tip, thanks!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I appreciate it.
Kayak Chris
Kayak Chris - 4 years ago
I set out to do this to my paddle about a year ago but then never did. I will probably revisit the thought after seeing your vid. I'm not a big fan of getting soaked from my paddle and this seems like the easiest  and best solution for eliminating the frustration that comes from getting wet (from the paddle) while paddling.  I know getting wet is a part of kayak fishing and I accept it but this is a no brainer.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I will do an update on how long it lasts. I'm hoping for a season but will settle for 15 trips before reapplication.

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Fred Fable
Fred Fable - 4 years ago
I gave it a big like!!

I wonder how long it lasts!! (as long as it lasts more than a car wax I'm ok with it!!)
Cheers!!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I agree
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I will do an update.
David LaHaie
David LaHaie - 4 years ago
this is fantastic, I can't wait to try it
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I'll do an update in a month
TheMkling1
TheMkling1 - 4 years ago
Anyone treat the whole yak? Wondering if it would help with water friction/resistance getting you more out of each paddle stroke.
Jeff Krushinski
Jeff Krushinski - 4 years ago
moron
Joe Achberger
Joe Achberger - 4 years ago
I use "Rainex"  for plastic ,......I bought a bottle by mistake , but now when I return from a trip , I wash the salt water off and dry the boat, then apply and BUFF the Rainex.   I know it might be my imagination , but it seems to make it glide along very nicely.
Billy Morales
Billy Morales - 4 years ago
Fred Fable to a certain degree, yes
Fred Fable
Fred Fable - 4 years ago
You're kidding right, Billy?
Billy Morales
Billy Morales - 4 years ago
TheMkling1 I would think that the added weight from the several cans of spray you would need would weigh it down a lot more. Someone should try it out
Zachary Thomas
Zachary Thomas - 4 years ago
Facebook group for budget kayak fishing. Ask questions and share ideas. Feel free to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/467857596892635/
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
thank you for sharing that with everyone.
SuperBardley
SuperBardley - 4 years ago
Steve, on video, it kinda looks like the product affected the paddle color. Did it mess with the color?
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Yes, it put a white haze on it.
Adventure Outdoors
Adventure Outdoors - 4 years ago
That is super cool, I can't wait to try this...oh wait, I have a Hobie :)
Gary March
Gary March - 4 years ago
And how much was it? lol
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Rub it in...
Nathan Kean
Nathan Kean - 4 years ago
i did this on my paddles and it lasted about 2 trips because I had to push the paddles in the mud. I would probably sand my paddles first next time.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Thanks for the warning about the mud!
jlilly1961
jlilly1961 - 4 years ago
I'm wondering is Rain-X would do the same thing. I will find out.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Thanks! Good to know
Brian Mowers
Brian Mowers - 4 years ago
I tried rain-x last year and it worked a little, but nothing like what we just saw on that video!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Please let us know
jon snow
jon snow - 4 years ago
How much weight does this add to your paddle?
Jeff Krushinski
Jeff Krushinski - 4 years ago
Probably doubles the weight of the paddle. Duhhh
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Maybe an few ounces since some of the spray does not stick
jon snow
jon snow - 4 years ago
Kayak Hacks Fishing it can't not add weight. how much does the can weigh before you apply and how much does it weigh after?
philod902
philod902 - 4 years ago
ROFLMAO
unionse7en
unionse7en - 4 years ago
about 16 ounces per blade if you zip tie one can of neverwet to each blade, less if you remove the caps
SuperBardley
SuperBardley - 4 years ago
There's a good chance that in use it actually REDUCES the weight because there is no heavy water clinging to the paddle.
Nathan Kean
Nathan Kean - 4 years ago
At least a 1lb
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
None
Nathan Kean
Nathan Kean - 4 years ago
Probably at least 2lbs
Nathan Kean
Nathan Kean - 4 years ago
john snow Really?
Ron Mehringer
Ron Mehringer - 4 years ago
Brilliant! Off to the store to get some.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I'll let everyone know how long it lasts.
Leon Deiter
Leon Deiter - 4 years ago
That looks to good to be true but seeing is believing! Have to see how long it lasts.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Yep.
Yodaddi Jim
Yodaddi Jim - 4 years ago
This is awesome!! I wonder if Rain-x would do the same thing. Thx for sharing.
aaronw19711
aaronw19711 - 4 years ago
Yodaddi Jim the last time I read the directions on rain x it said not to use on plastic.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
That would be interesting to try. I bet it would be cheaper.
Realistic Fishing
Realistic Fishing - 4 years ago
I am curious how long it lasts.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
The directions said to reapply periodically. I'm hopeful for one season.
flysubcompact
flysubcompact - 4 years ago
I may give this a go in Winter.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
By then I'll know how long it lasts
Stephen Hibbert
Stephen Hibbert - 4 years ago
Interesting idea ill have to give this a try. Great video thanks
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
You are welcome
Larry Talbot
Larry Talbot - 4 years ago
I've done it. You hit upon the main concern, which the water still travels down the shaft on each stroke. Its good to coat it about a half a foot more, which you got right on the money.

I never posted a video on this because the coating wears off, given time. I think it comes down to how much you paddle, so I never could nail down an actual time frame. Some people fish less, some people fish more, so it would be different for everyone who used it.

Still, it works and saves a damp trip home, if you don't mind re-treating the paddle every so often.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I will keep track of the time between applications.
darkomen42
darkomen42 - 4 years ago
Great idea Steve!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
thanks
Tom Goodwin
Tom Goodwin - 4 years ago
Gonna have try this one
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
So far so good with me
Jonathan Gonzalez
Jonathan Gonzalez - 4 years ago
Revolutionary!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
It works!
Cedric Edwards
Cedric Edwards - 4 years ago
WOW!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Solves a real problem
John Wicked
John Wicked - 4 years ago
WHOA that's awesome thx man
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
You are welcome
Justin Cann
Justin Cann - 4 years ago
Commented, liked, and shared! Great tip and a much needed DIY project.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Perfect!
Michael O'Neill
Michael O'Neill - 4 years ago
What do you think this product would do to a higher end paddle like a Bending Branches Angler Pro or Werner Hooked? I would be worried about ruining the paddle by spraying this stuff on it. Would this be a hack that is relegated to lesser expensive paddles that are mostly plastic?
knightnoah7
knightnoah7 - 4 years ago
Michael O'Neill nothing. it's safe
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
You would have to read the instructions on the NeverWet package to see if it is compatible with the paddle material. That's the only advice I can give...
John's Fish Tales
John's Fish Tales - 4 years ago
Great tip.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Thanks
John Godwin
John Godwin - 4 years ago
great
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
Thanks
James Olsen
James Olsen - 4 years ago
If you coat the underside of a kayak with this will it have less friction with the water and paddle faster/more easily?
knightnoah7
knightnoah7 - 4 years ago
SuperBardley may be against rules
SuperBardley
SuperBardley - 4 years ago
Interesting idea. Rowing teams have found that contrary to expectations, their boats go slower when they wax them. This is a different material and I have to wonder if they've tried it. In another sports situation, the hot, hot, hot product for cross country skiing is the fluorocarbon waxes, which seem to behave similarly in the snow/ski environment. The waxes are so hot that the ski teams have their own top secret recipes!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
You have to be careful about digging the paddle into the mud to push the kayak as well
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
That would be really expensive!
knightnoah7
knightnoah7 - 4 years ago
James Olsen I'm sure after you beach your kayak a few times it will come off... not sure if that would be cost effective. this stuff is not cheap
Hisslave1
Hisslave1 - 4 years ago
It will actually hover just above the water. Not really but good question
Mike S
Mike S - 4 years ago
bloody amazing! great video.
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
I appreciate that
Big O!
Big O! - 4 years ago
Man, that looks like magic!! Im definately going to do this one! AWESOME! Thanks for sharing, u put out some great stuff!!
Kayak Hacks Fishing
Kayak Hacks Fishing - 4 years ago
thanks! No more wet laps or sleeves!

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