They once rowed snout boats, but I've never heard of anyone except Glen and Bessie Hyde running a sweep boat in the Canyon. Someone re-created their trip with a wooden sweep boat built from the same plans. My guess is that sweeping the Grand would be very difficult because of some of the cuts you need to make in places like House Rock, Crystal, Bedrock, etc.
Originally Posted by carvedog
I noticed some J rig tubes in the swap. Do you have a sweep? I used to run one on the MF and always wanted to do a private with one.
Other than that I don't have any answers but I know they used to run sweep rigs in Grand Canyon but that could be a real bitch for the upstream winds if you didn't hang a motor off the back.