Our Revolution had a problem with the original paddle (within the first few months of use) and it was covered under warranty. It's worth looking into. If the boat is within it's warranty period, go to your dealer and file a warranty claim.
To be very honest, that's what REALLY got me hooked on Hobie, I contacted the company, told them the story, and they told me to contact my dealer, as I just explained to you. I'm a customer for life now! So simple, no problems.
But again, to be fair, my boat was within it's warranty period.