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Old 08-26-2008   #21
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Originally Posted by Jay H View Post
anybody run the boat chute hole at high water? that hole looked NASTY!! how does it go, and is the hole a keeper?

I was thinking to run the chute and sneak to the left of the hole, but it just looked really sketchy, and my buddy convinced me to run the dam left-center, in the horseshoe shaped drop--meant to go right to left, but actually went more left to right and flipped, then rolled up and continued--wow, what a hoot that was!

Jay, I ran it this year at peak, couple hours before I saw you in Browns.

I ran the left side with a little right angle at the bottom. It was one of the biggest hits on the entire length of the Ark that weekend, but didn't cause any problems.


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Old 08-27-2008   #22
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I ran it once at high water this year. I think all those rocks in the middle were gone and we started right. The boater I was with went into the hole on the bottom right and got worked for a good 10 seconds before getting spit out. I was able to sneak left of the hole. That whole stretch was a huge surprise for me. There is another good sized drop a little ways above the dam that seems to come out of nowhere.

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Old 08-27-2008   #23
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At high water I have seen boats get surfed the crap out of in the right chute. It pretty much turns into a crazy huge ledge hole. At this flow tho its all just shallow. Left of right.

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