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Old 05-18-2007   #1
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Sea kayak on Ruby Horse Thief?

Could you/would you float a sea kayak down the Ruby Horse Thief stretch? The guy in the boat is decent, but the boat will be loaded (and I suppose we all will too...) and really hard to roll... thoughts? I can see black rock being a bit interesting...

Keep it simple. :)
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Old 05-18-2007   #2
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I think it would be fine. I'm pretty sure I saw a web site about doing it actually. I've only spent time in a 2person sea kayak, but I would have no hesitation about taking that on Ruby Hoursethief.


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Old 05-18-2007   #3
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I have not done ruby horsethief yet, but it is on my list to do this year and I am planning on paddling a sea kayak down it.

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Old 05-18-2007   #4
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I see people in sea kayaks all the time. We usually raft it and last year we were joined by a few people in canoes and they were terribly disapointed at Black Rocks after hearing all the hype.
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Old 05-18-2007   #5
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It would be no worries. Sea kayaks would just make it flatter.

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Old 05-19-2007   #6
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I have done the stretch many times in a sea kayak, It's fun because you can get through it really fast. Take the sea kayak through one day, and meet your buddies for a Westwater trip the next morning(in a different boat)!
Everything is flat, if you have kayaked on a river somewhere before you will not have a problem. Be nice to the rafters, they will probably throw you a cold beer.
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Old 05-21-2007   #7
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Thanks for all the advice - we have our own raft support, so cold beer (or river temp at least...) shouldn't be a problem. Should be an interesting trip - one raft, one play boat, one sea kayak, one two person IK, one old school 12 foot kayak, 100 beers each...

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