$10 Land Paddle

Introduction: $10 Land Paddle

UPDATE: Please check out version 2.0 at: https://www.instructables.com/id/Land-Paddle-V2/

Version two requires less time, money and parts!!!

Make a land paddle for under $10.

I actually got enough materials to make two kid sized paddles (about 5 foot each) and it cost less than $20.

I Find that this paddle grips better than my $100 Big "name brand" Paddle.

Step 1: Gather Materials

1 inch schedule 40 PVC pipe cut to your desired length. Note: The T handle and rubber bottom will add approximately 5" to overall length

1 1/2 inch schedule 40 TEE

2 1/2 inch schedule 40 extender

1 1/2 inch schedule 40 coupling

1 heavy-duty force cup plunger

Step 2: Make Extenders Fit Into Pipe

Having access to a lathe, I chose to shave down the extenders to fit inside of the PVC pipe.

One could also use a 1" coupler and appropriate size extender to avoid this step.

Step 3: Prep Plunger

Cut the more flexible part of the plunger off. We are interested in the thicker part near the handle.

Using a hole cutter, cut out the middle if the plunger.

Press the coupling into the plunger.

Step 4: Assemble and Glue

Glue the whole thing together, let dry and attach TEE and plunger !

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