The Ahi steering blade is our answer for big water conditions. We used our original AHI as a template and increased the surface area to accommodate bigger conditions. The Ahi will keep your crew hammering down the line of your choice without the canoe getting away from you. In calm to moderate conditions, the Ahi is still nimble enough to paddle effectively and efficiently.
Because steering blades take the most abuse, we felt it necessary to build our steering blades with strength and durability in mind. We start with a vertical shaft layup that extends from the handle to the tip of the blade. In addition, we use a braided fiberglass biaxial sleeve around the shaft to reinforce this high-stress area. We add our special edging to increase the life of your blade. To ensure the blade itself is thoroughly strengthened, we use a selection of carbon fiber and fiberglass on both sides of the blade. The AHI comes in both straight and double-bend shafts. ( Carbon wrap Ahi shown in picture, carbon wrap is an extra charge, please email for cost on carbon wrap).
Width: 9.5" - 9.75"
If you select Custom Artwork, we will contact you by email with information with instructions on how to send us your custom artwork. Artwork is quarter or half blade only. We no longer offer full blade artwork.