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Care and Storage

Treat your Chief Louie paddle like any fine tool, and it will last for many years and countless, unforgettable expeditions.  While the paddles are tough, they are made of wood and are not indestructible. Use common sense. Keep it out of direct sunlight and away from prolonged moisture. At end of every season, sand lightly and apply a couple coats of marine spar varnish (if necessary)  and hang vertically in a cool, well ventilated space.

Do not use the paddle to push off from rocks, docks, or lake bottoms as this will inevitably wear through the varnish and may cause significant cracks or chips in the blade.


Each paddle is made by hand and unique variations between paddles are to be expected. We stand behind our product and ensure it is free from manufacturing defects. If your Chief Louie Paddle should have a manufacturing defect, we will replace it free of charge up to one year from the time of purchase.  Look after your paddle and it will look after you.




Chief Louie Paddle Company 
Cheslatta Carrier Nation

PO Box 909, Burns Lakes, BC, V0J 1E0
Phone: 250 694 3334 x260
Phone Toll Free: 1-888-453-4441
Email Us: sales@chieflouie.com