Ray’s equipment and patterns have been sold to Fishell Paddles. John Fishell’s sons Greg and Trevor will be learning the art of making paddles this summer and plan to continue in Ray’s tradition. Go to the Fishell Paddles website for more information.

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

Although Ray will not be making paddles, he will not be idle.

There is a canoe mould, an original Chestnut Chum, waiting patiently for Ray’s time and attention.

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