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Old 06-20-2013   #1
denver, Colorado
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Oar frame on clear creek

Is an oar frame on a 13' boat doable at current flows on clear creek?

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Old 06-20-2013   #2
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We ran it from Rigor Mortis down to Golden last Saturday in a 14' bucket boat. Wasn't technical, just racing. Suffered massive floor loss due to age of boat (my patches held though).

Even though it has dropped several hundred cfs I bet you would be fine with your rig...but then again folks say I'm a little crazy.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-20-2013   #3
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I do Clear Creek in a 13' Cat with oars down to 400 cfs.
Best section is Lawson to Idaho Springs (or Kermits).
Or Kermits to about mile 162.

Rigor Mortis to Golden in a bucket boat is crazy!
Bet you lost the floor on the dam above Tunnel One,
its basically a pipe of sharp rocks and rebar.

I'm running Lawson to Idaho Springs this evening.
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Old 06-20-2013   #4
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I don't think I've ever seen a raft on the lower, and thats with 60+ kayak descents over the last decade. Now I know why...

I have a pretty good idea of which rocks to check if you want to find the remains of your floor...
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