Thanks for all the good advice!
I found these funny photo's of my 3rd ever river run. The pic is of the entrance wave...it gets even bigger as you get into the middle of the canyon. I could barely pull in and out of eddies without getting flipped. This is the Adams River in BC. The canyon (as seen in the picture is 3+) however I think it was only a 3- when I did it because it was late in the season. I was paddling the LL Trigger and never got flipped in the canyon (this day I fully understood the what scared spitless meant) my tongue was stuck to the roof of my mouth.
I love the idea of sitting in all the boats and choosing as suggested but unfortunately they want everyone to pick before we get there before all the good ones are taken (or I might get stuck with an old school RPM)or something like that.
I guess that's why I was thinking LL Trigger because if I could run that when I was a newbie perhaps I could do class 4 now in it.
Sorry...I think I'm rambling...I guess you can tell I'm getting nervous!!!
Anyone out there still (or have) paddled this series? I guess Lil'Joe and Hoss are just the bigger version of that model.