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PostPosted: June 22nd, 2010, 5:53 pm 
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Newsolo, while it's good to put some weight forward to balance the boat, the use of a collapsible water jug is much safer than rocks. The latter DON'T float when, not if, the canoe goes over.


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PostPosted: June 23rd, 2010, 6:09 am 
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Laura, I agree that a back ferry is a great part of your river running arsenal but it is a little advanced for a newbie. The originator of the post has only completed a lake course. Ferrying is fun and he will get to it eventually. In the meantime it is more difficult to back paddle and keep the boat in trim than it is to forward paddle when you are just learning the basics. Keep your paddle in the water and lean downstream!

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PostPosted: June 23rd, 2010, 4:10 pm 
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I haven't had time to read each post in the thread NewSolo, but you should watch Bill Mason's Waterwalker. He paddles a prospector solo throughout most of the video.

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PostPosted: June 23rd, 2010, 6:26 pm 
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...next time I encounter the situation I will stop and try it out a couple of times until I feel comfortable for future reactions.


That'll about do it - that's the best thing to do is to decipher these various ideas and try them out for yourself.

Without re-reading the thread, what are the options:

1) cruising along the outside, with appropriate lean &/or sideslipping, paddling, bracing maybe bumping

2) under power starting on the wall side (outside) part of the river and crossing over to the slower water or eddy on the inside of the corner

3) for comparison, under power starting on the inside side and trying to stay on that side of the curve

4) backferry

5) turn and front ferry - kinda a combo of #2, if you're paddling toward the iside and your boat gets turned upstream, just continue the front ferry, you could also turn on purpose above the rapid and set up for a front ferry as alternative to the trickier backferry

That's all I got.

Have fun, Pat.

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