The Dahlia (my boats name) is dead.
R.I.P Named after one of my favorite memories with my Uncle. He's the person who introduced me to rafting.
It's still wrapped, but now all tubes have been popped. Be aware that the frame is still attached.
I'd greatly appreciate it, if the frame does come loose and someone finds it, that it's returned (I'll post it in lost and found, too). There is great sentimental value attached to it, I inherited it from my uncle who passed away. There is also an olive green and black mesh bag of straps, rope, webbing, etc. that was still in the boat on Tuesday, but couldn't get it out. It would be cool if to get that back too. Thanks.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to try to get my boat off the shit pole. I know it was a long cold day without a happy ending. I hope that you have a great raft season (hopefully less eventful than this week).
I've attached a series of pix of today and the carnage that is my boat. I have more of the rescue crew, if any of you want a higher res pic, let me know.
Maybe I'll see ya next year on the river. Hopefully floating and no where near a shit pole! lol
Please don't give me shit today, give me a few days to except not having a boat. I've had enough shit this week just dealing with my boat wrapping around a shit pole. Thanks.
I think it would be helpful to to discuss the shoulda's, coulda's, and woulda's. I figure that if I'm gonna lose my boat, I might as well learn from it. I'd hope others would find this discussion helpful. Since it's gonna be a BIG water year, it might be good to talk about mistakes. I know a few that I did that contributed to the BIG mistake, if talking about them helps someone else It'd be worth it. Enough for now.