The Hobie Paddle T Handle allows you to convert your Hobie kayak paddle to a canoe style paddle. The Hobie Paddle T Handle is easy to store on many models of Hobie Mirage kayaks where paddle use is unnecessary while using the Mirage Drive. Plugs into the female half of the kayak paddle.
Bought a hobie pro angler 14 at the end of last season. Got a really good deal on this kayak. It came with the full paddle but not the t handle so I ordered one from ACK. Went out for the first time and used the paddle with t handle to get out to deeper water till I could put mirage drive in. Mine came with a mount that I used to place paddle on hand rail. I think that it is meant to hold other half of paddle not to put on hand rail. I had another kayaker who was fishing with me. He caught up to me on the lake and asked if I had lost my paddle. Sure enough I did but he saw it floating where I had been fishing. Very happy to know paddle with handle floats. I have ordered the paddle clip to keep paddle out of the way and on board when not using. I much prefer using half the paddle with the t handle than using the full paddle for getting to deeper water.
Once I had a "nightmarish" kayak trip through the beautiful Florida Everglades using the traditional kayak paddles through mangrove tunnels inches from my head, how different it would have been to paddle with "1/2" the paddle..like night and day..its all about the right tool for the job, and the T handle is it. Love it!