This is gear for open boaters, designed to secure the shaft of the extra paddle to the thwart. With its Velcro closure system, it can be used on different canoes and at different positions. For permanent installation, screw the paddle fastener to the thwart. Very useful in portage. For PVC: Conceived to secure a safety paddle onto an inflatable, this paddle fastener can be glued to all PVC crafts with Vynabond (Vybo). An ingenious hook system permits rapid access to a spare paddle or oar in case of an emergency. Adjustable for various paddle shaft diameters.