A few years back, Ray bought the form for the original 15' Chestnut Chum.

Now he’s devoting time and attention to building this classic shape using traditional methods and materials.

You can ask him how he’s getting on with that at 705.488.3116 or ray@kettlewellpaddles.com.

In 2014 Ray sold his paddle-making equipment and patterns to Fishell Paddles. John Fishell’s son Greg has been trained in the art of paddle making and through Ray’s tutelage Fishell Paddles continues Ray’s tradition of providing the highest quality paddles. Please visit the Fishell Paddles website for more information.

Ray thanks all those who chose to use his paddles during the 45 years he was making them. It was always great talking to you and hearing your paddling stories.