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Paddle #13436038 02/11/20 11:29 PM
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Is it still required by law to have a paddle in your boat? Several years ago, I thought this was required, but cant find anything on TPW site.

Re: Paddle [Re: MarcM64] #13436998 02/12/20 05:00 PM
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The Handbook of Texas Boating Laws and Responsibilities does not have it listed.

https://www.boat-ed.com/texas/handbook/page/53/Texas-Required-Equipment-Checklist/

You may want to give the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department a call just to make sure. I always have one on board in case I need it and I have used it several times.

Re: Paddle [Re: MarcM64] #13437052 02/12/20 05:45 PM
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I keep one in the boat just in case.It is a plastic extendable


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Re: Paddle [Re: MarcM64] #13437325 02/12/20 08:25 PM
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I have a 5' carlisle in one of the rod boxes, worth having required or not.


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Re: Paddle [Re: MarcM64] #13437960 02/13/20 04:43 AM
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Ever hear the expression "up a creek without a paddle?"
Do it once you'll never do it again!


Just one more cast!

Re: Paddle [Re: MarcM64] #13441042 02/16/20 02:34 AM
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I bought an extendible paddle with a hook on the end. Never used it as a paddle but used it plenty of times to get lures out of trees....

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Originally Posted by Jimbo
Ever hear the expression "up a creek without a paddle?"
Do it once you'll never do it again!





Plus #1. Don't leave home without it! thumb


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I have been stopped for a " safety Check " several times, They want to see life jackets , throwable cushion or ring , fire extinguisher ,
registration card , and fishing license ( if you are fishing ). and want hear the horn or whistle, . I can not remember ever being asked to
show a paddle. ( ever try to paddle a 22 ft center console ? ) Flares are not required in fresh water , but if you have them , they cannot be
outdated ( I have been told )

good luck

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They also make great snake killers


call it what you will...he is not definitely not anywhere near the top of the list for QB's that I would choose needing a FG or touchdown drive late in the game.
Re: Paddle [Re: MarcM64] #13471902 03/15/20 12:53 AM
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Have kept one in Boats for 45 years. Only needed it a couple of times in Bass Boats but was sure glad I had it. Law or no.

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