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Old 08-04-2009   #21
 
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What do u mean by kick?
Think Rockettes.

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Come on WL just trying to have a little fun...
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Yeah, keep telling yourself that...he is 18 and from LA and I'm sure he's got a Glock in his trench coat...

Kid, most river people are pretty cool out in the river, but like to be douchy on the Internet sometimes to amuse themselves so don't take it too personally.
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Next question will be about PFD lash tabs and Glocks falling in the river...
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What works good for me is to use my pfd to help. I push my self down into the water the when the pfd does its job to bring me back up I kick like a mad man to come out of the water till I can lock my elbow then grab what ever I can in the boat to pull me in. When ever you are floating and have a friend with you jump in and try things that work and your friend can help you till you find what works for you. But when you flip you will have to be a man and just give her to get back on
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It's tough , the first time I got back in the boat by myself I was sweating like a one legged fighter in an ass kicking contest.
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Old 08-04-2009   #28
 
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Man, I have a cataraft with 28 inch tubes: it is really hard to get back into. At all four corners we hang small ladders that stow in a pouch. They are easy to climb and much safer than a chicken line. We got ours at AAA Inflateables. I liked them so much that I even clip them on our Super Puma and the Culebra.
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Old 08-05-2009   #29
 
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It's tough , the first time I got back in the boat by myself I was sweating like a one legged fighter in an ass kicking contest.
Did I mention the pontoon boat had 34 in. tubes and I hit my down stream oar that pushed me right out of the boat on Warm Springs rapid on the Yampa River. There were 15 passengers on board and not one of them helped. I think you get the idea Cityguy.
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Ignore caspermike, he lives to rail on people if he is not on the water, it seems to make him happy and provides a dramatic counterpoint to those theatrically inclined. Don't want it to be all lovey dovey in here right?

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Mike,
You're compassion is unparalleled!
Hey Cityguy, You'll get it...KICK and try getting in from the upstream side of the raft that way you have the current to assist you a little.
Also, practice having someone in the boating assisting in getting you back in. Generally, if you have someone grab your life jacket and dunk you then the momentum helps bob you back up and in...you'll both fall INTO the boat.
Good Luck!!!!
sorry edna the upstream side of the boat does not work well in most situations. Tends to push your legs under the boat and make it impossible to get in. FTW??


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What do u mean by kick? u mean kick like as swimming as u pull? how does that help?
Yeah kind of like that. But this is your 20 kicks per second scissor kick as in "I am going to do my get on top of the water and walk like Jesus" kick.

Wait a second until the boat is inline with the current. Go to the side and the best is where the tube starts to rise up for the rocker at the front and back, grab ahold of the chicken line on either side of a d ring as close as you can, dunk yourself and on the upsurge do the afore mentioned Jesus kick and you may make it back in.
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