Thumbnail ImageShaggy Designs designs and builds composite playboats and paddles for the white water market. We are based in Carp, Ontario, near to the world famous Ottawa river.


2019-01-18 More amazing video from Caleb, from his recent Mexico trip, and a 2018 season highlight reel. Enjoy.

2018-09-09 Mohaka gauge update. Thanks to NIWA, we now have historical data for the Mohaka river dating back to 1963! This is all available as yearly plots on our Mohaka river gauge.

2018-05-27 Updated throwbags. We have made some improvements to our throwbags for this season. Now in even brighter orange, with an improved neck and finger loops for quicker re-packing.

The new throwbags

2018-04-28 New Sponsored paddlers. Welcome to Liam and Cameron Smedley, the newest additions to our sponsored paddlers. These guys are both on Canada's national canoe slalom team, and training hard for this summer race season.

The Smedley brothers shredding it

2018-04-17 Stock products. We have some paddles ready made and available, mostly lightly used, ex-demo or prototypes. These, and any other stock that we have ready, will be listed on our order page. We are planning on slowly building up a stock of the most popular paddles and accessories.

Breakdown paddle

2018-04-02 New Gauge on the Mohaka. We have just put up another gauge. This time, on the Mohaka river in New Zealand. We are still running some tests, and hopefully will have a calibration against flow in cumecs in the near future.

Installing the gauge on the Mohaka

2018-02-12 Online Guidebook Re-launch. There has been some behind the scenes work on the online guidebook, and it has now been re-launched on a separate website; Existing links should re-direct to the new website.

Good days on the river

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