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Old 10-04-2011   #11
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I got pulled back into the hole and then corkscrewed with my right rear tube getting sucked down. I'm actually glad it happened since, being a new rafter, my biggest concern was flipping a fully loaded 16 footer, getting back on and getting the boat back upright. Turns out it wasn't that big of a deal. But the crew I was with was awesome. A paddle boat full of never-evers with a good guide pushed me into any eddy that i didn't think they were going to be able to make and two experienced boaters were waiting on shore with ropes. Strong work. They did forget to make me do a bootie beer but maybe that's because they beer-bonged it all the night before.

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Old 10-04-2011   #12
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Originally Posted by blutzski View Post
They did forget to make me do a bootie beer but maybe that's because they beer-bonged it all the night before.
Is there a statute of limitations on that?

I couldn't have enforced that rule even if it had occurred to me - the last thing I needed to see was beer coming out of a stank, festering neoprene shoe.

Sock-it was at a saucy level - there was another flip just after we got Bruno's boat upright. I was getting re-circ'd in the magnetic eddy on the bottom left when it happened, and from what I could tell it was more a function of needing more speed + oar blades planted deep in the current before hitting the hole. They got themselves back on the bottom of the boat quick, and the fact that they rigged-to-flip very tightly helped make the flip-back pretty easy. Great day~

The compactor bags are a good idea. I used to do that with my sleeping bags when I was going to camp after a potential flip day.

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Old 10-04-2011   #13
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I thought about that later that you really only need a couple of gallons and that would be a great idear for my day bag as I don't fit into that one, not even my head.

I was mostly just flipping you shit, I hope you know.
F'in Pinheads!!

Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.
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