Arma 3
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Paddle Mod
Data Type: Mod
Mod Type: Boat, Mechanics, Sound
File Size
0.772 MB
Mar 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Sep 11, 2017 @ 8:37pm
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Paddle Mod

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This mod modifies most boats by giving them a killswitch for the engine and the ability to paddle the boat around silently. You can also use ropes with the boats for landmarking while swimming and as an anchor. The Zodiac-style boats receive improved maneuverability and engine power. You can also bury or camouflage the Zodiacs using bushes found nearby as well as use the ropes of the Zodiacs for towing.


  • Paddle forward and backward
  • Paddle to a stop
  • Rotate the boat left or right
  • Paddle sideways when stopped
  • Kill switch for the motor
  • Increased rudder effectiveness (Zodiac only)
  • Increased engine power (Zodiac only)
  • Most boats have anchors added
  • Customizable keys via In-game key menu (Settings > Controls > Config Addons)

  • Bury the boat in soft surfaces like sand and dirt
  • Throw and retrieve ropes as driver
  • Shorten or lengthen ropes
  • Attach ropes to other boats
  • Pick up and move ropes to drag boat up onto land or through shallow water
  • Camouflage your CRRC with plants you pick up off the ground and attach to the boat and rotate
  • Move from driver seat to cargo seat and back (if empty) - this is a feature strangely missing in Vanilla zodiacs

FULL FUNCTIONS plus insideSoundCoef, rudderForceCoef, enginePower, thrustDelay, waterLinearDamping mods:
  • "Rescue_duck_base_F"
  • "I_C_Boat_Transport_01_F"
  • "I_G_Boat_Transport_01_F"
  • "I_Boat_Transport_01_F"
  • "B_Boat_Transport_01_F"
  • "O_Boat_Transport_01_F"
  • "O_T_Boat_Transport_01_F"
  • (basically all of the vanilla Zodiac CRRC-style boats)

LIMITED FUNCTIONS (can't throw rope bag, all other functions work):
  • "Boat_Armed_01_Base_F") or
  • "Boat_Civil_01_Base_F") or
  • "ASH_MKVSOC" and "rhsusf_mkvsoc"
  • "Boat_Transport_02_base_F"

VERY LIMITED FUNCTIONS (Killswitch, paddle to a stop, anchor only):
  • "SDV_01_base_F" (no anchor)
  • "sab_Boat_01_base_F"

  1. Subscribe on Steam
  2. Define the following keys in your game settings:
    Configure > Controls > Configure Addons > Paddle Mod
  3. Place a boat down in the editor, start the game, use the controls defined in step 2.



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Popular Discussions View All (2)
Oct 27, 2018 @ 6:41am
Paddle Mod Bugs Discussion
Sep 11, 2017 @ 8:45pm
Paddle Mod - Permission
Adam Kadmon
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Feint  [author] Nov 15, 2018 @ 11:20pm 
Answers to your questions:
1) Yes.
2) No. But you can do this with simple scripting.
ReservoirDog Nov 9, 2018 @ 6:47am 
Will this work with the deplorable boats mod? Or is there a possibility of making it possible to deploy crrc after a parachute or air insertion then pack it or sink it close to shore ?
Feint  [author] Sep 30, 2018 @ 1:01pm 
@GrayFox, if you are volunteering to make animations and paddles, please contact me and let's work together on that. If you are just suggesting that I do it, as I've answered many times before, I don't know animations and modeling.
GrayFox Sep 25, 2018 @ 12:46am 
This mod is very good, and it would only be necessary to see the soldiers with an oar in hand and the animation of paddling
Feint  [author] Aug 16, 2018 @ 10:53am 
It might be a mistake I made on the config. The latest version is on here despite what it says on the in game menu.
GrayFox Aug 5, 2018 @ 3:32am 
I need help, I'm supposed to download 3.05 from here and then inside the simulator it says it's 3.00, can you update it to 3.05?
State Farm Jake Jun 9, 2018 @ 8:32pm 
this mod is great for a mission i have made involving an Italian mafia hit squad on the island of gorgona. will try and produce some video of it in action.
Grandpa Gropes-A-Lot Apr 12, 2018 @ 3:24pm 
this work with npcs, tryna pull a call of duty finest hour, first soviet mission
Feint  [author] Apr 6, 2018 @ 7:59pm 
No problem. Enjoy
siep923 Apr 5, 2018 @ 9:04pm 
Thanks for the help, I dont know of any boats that aren't supported at the moment, but I will be sure to let you know if I find any, I didn't know that deploying ropes was the same as the anchor key at first, thanks.