Originally Posted by catwoman
Time to modify my table to add hand holds. You'd have to have straps through the skinny holes on mine to carry a person.
Actually that's one minor detail Tom got wrong in his writeup.
The table we used for a backboard was a standard 18x64 Recretec Camp Tables
I had just purchased from Timmy two weeks before the trip.
One feature of the Recretec is the cleanly routered strap holes that I use to secure the table to my frame.
These proved invaluable in securing Tom to the table for transport.
After this experience, some of the others in my circle of boaters were planning a routering party to modify their tables in similar fashion.
Like most other brands, the skidguard plywood top is riveted to the steel tubing frame.
It would be interesting to try to make a table like Tom described - essentially a backboard with handholds and strap holes that was removable from the frame / legs of the table.
That would have been significantly easier to run with up Tate Creek.
Every day, another lesson...