Seems a good price. Knowing Gary and Emma i imagine you have it by now. Happy with it?
I also imagine the paddle feels a lot lighter than your other one too!
which drysuit do you have?
Cheaper than the starboard and pro limit when i bought it but very breathable and waterproof.
Does look a bit like that.
Mine suffers from weathercocking, which is an easy fix with a rudder.
Yeah I never got around to putting a rudder on ours. It is fine on the thames though (I don't use it myself but gets a lot of use)
I'm still waiting for my Naish board to be replaced. Hopefully i will be getting a 2022 for my 2021 which will at least feel like it has been somewhat worth the wait (although i can still use the other one)
I'm going to sort out the footrests first and worry about something I can correct with more paddle power later + they want £179 for a small rudder
Supply was a real issue when I got mine, with some places only being told what they would receive (in respect of Perception that is)
I would highly recommend going with your first idea (correcting with technique and power) rather than fit a rudder. Ultimately, that would make you a more efficient paddler.
EDIT: Just saw your paddle, how long is it? Optical illusion perhaps but, doesn't look big for a sit on top paddle.