It looks like I might be holding the paddle upside down! I just had so much fun, but the waves hammered me and hammered me. My huge hatches on my Tarpon leak like a sieve so I had to come all the way in to pump out the boat twice! Next time I'll bring an electric pump! I really liked the new 1.5 mm Neosport top I got, and later when I got colder it worked fine under my IR splash top.