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I need better knee pads...

My new paddle, which I glassed and painted the tips (Pettit Pearl Grey...Ivory!) seems to be hitting the foredeck. It leaves a nice fat mark every time. The only thing I can think of is that it's leaving the marks when I have to set up under water, but I'm not so sure. I was having trouble with the C-to-C on my left, and the marks were on the right foredeck. When I first noticed them, I thought I must be doing something wrong with the roll. There were even some spots on the back deck, and I've no idea how they got there. I had to revarnish the decks tonight :(

What could I be doing wrong that the paddle scrapes up the decks?