Oar Rig Virgin
I am planning to take my oar rig out for the very first time this w/e, and am looking for some friendly advice. My setup is a 12' Otter with 48" NRS frame and 8' oars, and I was planning to run Pumphouse to Rancho. I have done these runs before in my kayak and generally know the lines (right on eye of needle, left of yarmony hole), but never at the current high flows. I have had the same raft out lots this spring with paddle crews on CL III & IV runs, but this will be the very first time with the oar rig.
I have read a bunch of the other posts about oar rig newbs and some of the dory destruction on this run at high flows, but is there anything else I should know? Should I back away from this run at these high flows, and go do Grizzly or Cemetary instead? Any other suggestions for a first run? Thanks in advance.