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Assemble your power meter
Canoe / Dragon Boat / SUP
This guide describes the process of assembling the components required to create your power meter. This guide assumes the blade, shafts, spigot, clamp and handle are separate.
It is very important that the blades are correctly aligned relative to the markings on the spigot. Please study the instructions below to ensure you have the correct alignment.
The distance from 0cm mark on the Power Meter Spigot to the top of the handle must not be less than 350mm on the assembled paddle.
Power Meter Spigot
Clamp (optional), Sleeve (280mm long carbon fibre tube) and Handle
Blade and Paddle Shaft
Spigot Spacer - May be required for High Kneel Canoe Shaft depending on shaft diameter
- Part A: Glue the Clamp to the Sleeve.
- Sand 20mm of one end of the Sleeve - this will aid adhesion between the Clamp and the Sleeve.
- Sand the inside glued surface of the Clamp
- Glue the Clamp and Sleeve using epoxy adhesive
- Part B: Glue in the Handle
- Glue the Handle into the other end of the Sleeve using hot-melt adhesive. The use of hot-melt is highly recommended so that the handle can be removed and adjusted if required. Ensure the that the handle is aligned with the 0 degree mark on the clamp, and that the overall length of the assembly is at least 350mm.
- Sand the inside surface of the Paddle Shaft to aid adhesion.
- If you purchased any shaft from One Giant Leap then you'll find that the inside surface of both ends of the shaft have already been sanded & degreased.
- Glue the Power Meter Spigot into the end of one of the Paddle Shaft. The use of hot-melt glue is highly recommended so that the spigot can be removed if required.
- Ensure 35mm of exposed spigot between the end of the shaft and the 0cm marking.
High-Kneel Canoe shafts with a large internal diameter will require the Spigot Spacer to be glued into the spigot end of the Paddle Shaft first. The spacer will reduce the internal diameter of the shaft to suit the Power Meter Spigot. It is recommended that the spacer is glued into the end of the shaft with epoxy adhesive so that it does not slip position when the Power Meter Spigot is hot-melt glued into the shaft.
- Trim the blade end of the paddle shaft to achieve the desired paddle length.
- Glue the Blade onto the end of the Paddle Shaft assembly (the shaft with the Power Meter Spigot attached). The use of hot-melt glue is recommended.
- Set the Blade on the end of the Paddle Shaft to the position where the front face of the Blade is aligned with the length scale and LED (as shown below).
Open the clamp lever and slide the handle assembly onto the Power Meter Spigot to create your fully assembled Power Meter. Close the clamp lever to lock the handle assembly into position. If the clamp is too tight or too loose, refer to the instructions below on how to adjust your clamp.
If you have opted not to have a clamp, attach the handle assembly to the spigot using hot-melt glue. The use of hot-melt is highly recommended so that the handle assembly can be removed or adjusted to achieve a different paddle length if required.