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      Werner Blog — Touring

      Caring for Your Breakdown Paddle

      Caring for Your Breakdown Paddle

      Whether it's your main or rescue paddle for whitewater or touring, 4 piece breakdown paddles are great for easier packing and storage in between your next trip. Keep reading for a quick guide on how to care for your breakdown paddle.

      Assembling Your Paddle

      Part of what makes a Werner Paddle great is that each is hand-crafted to fit together like a glove. The white dots on the shaft and blade insert are indicators for lining up the right shaft piece with the right blade. Connect the pieces with the white dots together to avoid mixing up parts and potentially getting the wrong pieces stuck together.

      Cleaning Your Paddle

      It is recommended that you break down your paddle completely and rinse thoroughly with clean water in between uses to prolong the life of your paddle. This will help prevent dirty water and debris from getting stuck, causing difficulty assembling or taking your paddle apart. 

      If you find yourself with a stuck paddle, we recommend washing with any regular dish soap and warm water and rinse thoroughly to remove any debris. For particularly stubborn debris and stuck paddles, you may need to soak your paddle in the warm soapy water for a few hours or until the paddle becomes unstuck by attempting to pull apart. Repeat as needed until pieces are free. 

      Storing Your Paddle

      As mentioned above, simply breakdown your paddle completely, rinse with clean water, and store in a dry place until your next adventure.

      Bonus tip: We hear time after time about lost or damaged parts to our 4pc breakdown paddles, so having a bag that easily attaches to your boat is a great solution. Whether you're going on a trip or packing it up until the next day on the water, protect your investment with a handy Breakdown Paddle Bag.

      Breakdown Paddle Bags

       We always recommend having a back up paddle whether you or a buddy runs into a situation where it is needed. Explore our breakdown paddles in our touring or whitewater collections for some great options with bomber reliability. 

      Have questions? Give our customer service team a call at 1-8000-275-3311 during regular business hours for assistance.



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