Although I earned my canoe merit badge back in 1978 I still consider myself a novice paddler (canoerer, canoeist or whatever the proper term is.) What I'm working with now is this canoe: I know what your all saying. "Where can I find a beauty like that?" But it's not for sale so don't flood my inbox with pm's please. Manufacture unknown. Length is also unknown. Color is a custom two tone fade into bare aluminum with some special effects simulating large dents and scratches. So I'd like to accessorize this beauty with a proper paddle. I have no clue where to start. What I do know is my current paddle with the warped 45 degree handle and small paddle flipper thing, (look that up if your not familiar with proper canoerer terminology...) which is dry rotted and split in the middle like a snake tongue, is keeping me from achieving top speed. My neighborhood is holding the 1st Annual Canoe Rodeo Drag Race Championship soon and I intend to win the trophy. There is a good possibility I could win this coveted award as I am the only vessel entered as of this writing. There surely must be some tech savvy canoererers here on the forum to help. My stats if needed: 6'2" and 230 pounds with a 78" wingspan. (Yes I have long arms, I shoot a 32" bow and can tie my boot laces standing up without bending over.) Which paddle should I get? It doesn't scare me if the paddle is expensive either. Money is no object as you can tell by my vessels hydrodynamics and Chip Foose paint job. I'm thinking of getting Chip to emblaze this boat name onto the port and starboard sides also: Standing by on CH 16 and Survial Monkey, MountainMariner out.