Hey Christoph. I was one of the two boaters that came down while you were on shore. Thanks for pulling that boat out of the water. I had a hard time hearing you over the river, and didn't mean to be rude in anyway. I don't know if you remember me, but I paddled SBC with you a couple years back (had a silver tacoma and yellow embudo at the time). I can't beleive I didn't recognize you. Me and the other boater (Rob with the hand paddles) had run the Numbers, then met up with the other group of paddlers at Fractions. We chased a different boat for about 3 miles, bumping it and bumping it, before we finally got it to the side...where it pinned on a rock. I unpinned it, but the current tore it out of my hands and it went further down stream. We finally caught up to it again and got it to the side, but the wrong side from the road (so we thought), so we drained the boat, then bumped it accross to the other side...then we remembered we had crossed under a bridge miles ago, so the road was now on the other side. So we bumped it back accross, bushwacked our way out towards hwy 24 and stashed it. This whole time down the river, whenever we would come accross anyone, they would ask us if we lost a boat. We had assumed it was the one we were chasing, then a fisherman informed us of another boat, but it sounded like he said the boat went by 45 minutes before us...so we didn't think it had anything to do with our group. Anyway, when we came accross you, you said basically the same thing we had been hearing all the way down the river "Did you guys loose a boat?". At first I thought you were going to tell us you saw a boat float by like everyone else had, but then I heard you say you had fished it out. By that time we were extremely physically exhausted, I was running super late for my own barbeque, and the only thing on my mind was getting the day over with and heading home to people that were already waiting at my house (and drinking some water since I had left my water in my car). Also, we had the other boat stashed and didn't want it sitting there for too long (it wasn't hidden all that well and was bright red). Anyway, I'm sorry for seeming rude and unwilling to help...that wasn't the case at all. And thank you very much for pulling that boat out and taking it to the road. Ken (I think that's who's boat you fished out) did retrieve it and is very grateful for it. Perhaps we can paddle again sometime and I'll supply the after run beer. Thank you, and sorry again.