It took about 1 trip with our 2009 Oasis to realize we didn't need the long paddles.
So we bought the Hobie T Handle conversions, one for each oar.
It was a great investment and easy to get ready for the next trip. We have never used the long paddles on a Hobie Mirage since then. I use a long Hobie paddle with my Freedom Hawk 12.
The shortened paddles with the T Handle are great for docking/landing or getting off in the water. They are very easy to stow and get if you need them.http://www.campmor.com/hobie-paddle-t-h ... fgodApsAcg
I have the standard hobie two piece paddle; however, being a Lilliputian it is far too long so I would like to shorten it. Ideally I would like to shorten the ferule end by removing the existing ferule, shortening the handle and then re-glueing the ferule. How do I remove the existing ferule?