We used a bandsaw to make the cut and imagine my surprise when I saw that the handle was 1/4 filled with residual material from the laying of the carbon fibre.
My first response was to call MEC..and I have to say, the person I talked to in the 'paddle' department knew nothing about this stuff. Which I don't mind at all...but they should just up-front say that, instead, she suggested I take it to a bike shop. Oh..okay..I'll take a paddle to a bike shop..and say what, exactly?
The next morning I called the MEC Service Centre, www.mec.ca and that was a much better experience. The guy taking the call knew no more than the person in the department, but he told me that at the outset. And really, all I wanted to know was...what now? he told me that MEC would replace the paddle, no problems. That was what I wanted.
Plus..I had E mailed Grey Owl in Ontario, with this pic of the shaft. They mailed back..send back the paddle with the required shaft measurement and they would take care of it. Cool! I ensured that end of season would be okay with them. And that's what we'll be doing.
This is a ladies team on Okanagan Lake.
So..Saturday morning we get a call from a guy that is offering some fresh halibut. Like...duuhhhhh.....we got 20lbs and Sharon cut them up into nice 2lb steak size. We bagged and tagged....
I like playing with the flavours in smoking..I kinda figured that maybe some good'ol Jack Daniels might add a tetch of goodness....I started out dripping some onto a puck from my Bradely Smoker wood supply. Ultimately, I wasn't a big fan....didn't look like it was going to have an impact.