hey man, I've got a boat on top of my truck right now and was planning to head down to the salt today (from Telluride). I got the same 8-hour paddle jones and a few days to fix it. willing to head to the upper box too, if I know someone else is paddling. If you get this post, give me a call on cell phone at 970.390.3676 and maybe we can hook up for mon-tues runs. salt is almost done, but I'm going to go anyway if I don't hear from you or anyboidy else.