I have a couple solo canoes, I normally just use single bladed paddles, but find I am quite limited in the wind speed I can safely paddle against on bigger lakes. I am planning on getting a double bladed paddle.
First and foremost, has anyone here tried using a double bladed kayak paddle for a canoe?
Second, assuming a paddler of 5' 8" and using a Clipper Tripper S (beam of 32"), what length paddle should I be looking for, and should I be looking at small, medium, or large blades (most manufacturers do not appear to use blade area), assuming multi-hour paddling?
I have found limited info online, mostly reviews from people just starting with the double bladed paddles. With that information, so far I am thinking a 270-280cm with mid to small blades would be ideal for my combination, but would appreciate any first hand experiences, and advice.
Also open to kayakers comments on paddle selection in general even without canoe experience.