"James: something in the 63 - 64" range should work for your height, but shorter may be okay if you have long arms. It is hard to find paddles longer than 60" unless they are customized.
I do have a Sawyer paddle, direct e-mail contact at…"
"James: simply stated, you want your hands at the perfect grip distance on your paddle, and when your shaft hand is along the gunwale at your side, the blade is completely immersed in water. On land an easy "guestimate" is to rest the grip…"