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PostPosted: August 25th, 2010, 3:02 pm 
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You are in a tandem boat loaded with 2 people + gear and running a class 2/3 rapid. The stern half of the boat gets caught up on a rock, the stern paddler exits the boat to remedy the situation, loses his footing and his hold of the boat.
What options does the bow paddler now have as far finishing the rapid?

and what options does the stern paddler have for the evening because he didn't pack a pup tent?

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PostPosted: August 25th, 2010, 3:10 pm 
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PostPosted: August 25th, 2010, 4:37 pm 
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Lots of times that I have rolled out of the back end of a canoe, because if I hadn't it would have tipped.... but I have always managed to keep a hold on it and have never needed a pup tent.
And ....finishing the run was not a problem for the bow paddler with me hanging on the back.... and helping to steer it in the right direction

So tell us more about this particular situation....


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PostPosted: August 25th, 2010, 4:43 pm 
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Bow paddler spins quickly in seat to face the stern..moves as far to the center as possible and prays that there isnt anything downstream to hit.

We used to practice running rapids backwards in kayak classes.

I didnt know you paddled with my husband too :rofl: He is always getting out and I am always yelling at him about that..I say it makes more sense for me to get out and him to move forward.

We always take a tarp. It might come in handy even if it doesnt rain :rofl: :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: theoretical question
PostPosted: August 25th, 2010, 7:39 pm 
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Bow paddler spins quickly in seat to face the stern..moves as far to the center as possible and prays that there isnt anything downstream to hit.

sounds like a freestyle Canadian move...
Immediately behind the bow seat is the 60 lb pack
then the 30L barrel
then the 60L barrel
then the the vacated stern seat

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I didnt know you paddled with my husband too

if I did, I probably wouldn't need the pup tent

Theoretically the canoe, now trimmed bow heavy, performed quite well for the bow paddler using draw and crossdraw strokes. She even finished with a nice eddy turn.
When he made his way downstream the guy with the wet ass was greeted with a smile and a rendition of
"Should I stay or should I go now
If I go there will be trouble
An’ if I stay it will be double
So come on and let me know
Should I stay or should I go"

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 Post subject: Re: theoretical question
PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 8:45 am 
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I want to know if there was theorical video shot? :rofl:

I would have paid money to be a witness.
Of course the extorsion that would then follow would more than make up for the up front viewing fees I would have paid. :lol:

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PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 9:14 am 
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Ah yes, serenaded with a Clash song while swimming out of a rapid! Not exactly like Joe Strummer, but hey! Ya gotta love that in the wilderness! I'm with Mac, the situation is not nearly as dire for the paddler remaining in the canoe, as one might suspect... this was only a Class II/III so you're not dealing with 4 foot standing waves, and eddylines 2 feet wide and a foot tall! The biggest issue is keeping the boat pointing downstream so you avoid a broach.

I'm with Jerry, where is the video?

Hey Jerry, do we need to spin up the NFC Central conversation again?

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PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 12:48 pm 
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PK,

Let the bs slinging start. We'll have to hope that Strath will jump in with both feet. He's been pretty quiet all summer long.

Yes, the Clash works well when they're bouncing down the rapids, but I think after they dry out a little of the B52s and a rendition of "The Love Shack" would be fitting.

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PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 12:56 pm 
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I'm with the keep it simple, keep it straight, go with the flow.
If you spin around then just run backwards--again simple and straight.

As for the stern paddler--sans boat--that's very dependent on the particular rapid situation. Obvious options include wading, swimming, rock hopping, boat rescue, etc.

I'd think I'd rather be in the bow position, at the bottom of the rapid watching the stern paddler.....

Can the stern paddler hide behind sunglasses?

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PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 1:40 pm 
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Can the stern paddler hide behind sunglasses?


No, but I am striving for recompense with this confession.

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PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 3:13 pm 
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Kingfisher: lots of people here have done what happened to you. The difference is they don't ever admit they had a problem.
I was glad to see your post, because it was honest.

No need to hide behind sunglasses.


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 Post subject: Re: theoretical question
PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 3:16 pm 
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Is this a fake question?
About a fake boat?
On a fake river?

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PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 3:22 pm 
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No Allen, it's theoretical, like Physics.

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 Post subject: Re: theoretical question
PostPosted: August 26th, 2010, 8:50 pm 
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Mac,

Problem? What problem? :P

What might this theoretical river be named? In theory.
Craig if Dave were following this he would come up with some interesting theories. He loves Physics.

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