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    Posted: 21 Apr 2008 at 11:18pm

I located the owner of the paddle that I found on the Sky a few weeks a go, and now I have to ship it back to them C.O.D.  It is going up to Kamloops, B.C.  Anyone got any ideas/experience with this?  Any info would help!  Thanks!

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  Quote James Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2008 at 9:37am
Get a few card board boxes used for Floresent light bulbs, wrap the paddle in carpet foam or bubble wrap then fit the card board around it and tape it up.

Use any Parcel Service such as FedEx or UPS ect...
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  Quote fiddleyak Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2008 at 10:16am
A while ago I shipped a forgotten helmet with greyhound. 
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  Quote Texas Dave Replybullet Posted: 22 Apr 2008 at 11:07am
Cheapest way is to just wrap the blades in cardboard, leaving the shaft exposed.  That way the measurements fit under the oversize shipping size which costs extra.  I've done it that way a few times and just dropped it off at the post office.  Haven't had trouble yet.  Do a search on Boatertalk on this - they talk about it a lot there.
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  Quote Jeff Replybullet Posted: 23 Apr 2008 at 4:22pm
Thanks for the info.  Fiddleyak, how did you ship with the "Dirty Dawg"?  The people I'm sending it to suggested that as well, but I don't want to go to the skeezy part of town and just throw the paddle at a bus driver (or fend off a wino with it).  I'm sure there is some process.  Can you elaborate?  Thanks!
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  Quote fiddleyak Replybullet Posted: 24 Apr 2008 at 10:48am
I just brought the helmet to the front desk and gave it to them. They take your info and the name/number of the person who will pick it up and pay for it.

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  Quote Jeff Replybullet Posted: 26 Apr 2008 at 8:49am

Thanks!

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  Quote Chuck e fresh Replybullet Posted: 13 May 2008 at 11:31pm
Yeah, I'm headed back east next month yo do the Kennebeck River in Maine. Shipping boat gear and now paddle.  Hella Big ups to all ya paddle pimps for the D.L. Yiggid yo. I said Wic- wic- Wack !!! Word.
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  Quote Willy Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2008 at 4:52pm
Every paddle company out there ships UPS or FedEx to your friendly local paddle shop. Call the shop and ask if they have any boxes lying around. Way easier than having to make up your own box.
 
You can do the whole shipment at ups.com and give the box to any UPS driver.
 
Easy stuff. Sorry I didn't see this til now. bw
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  Quote Wog67 Replybullet Posted: 20 May 2008 at 5:58pm
I have a box from my last paddle shipping adventure. If you want it you can have it.... I will be at the Ball if your interested.
 
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  Quote Chuck e fresh Replybullet Posted: 30 May 2008 at 9:21am
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