Originally Posted by zbaird
Gotta love cataract in the 25-40 range. Its BIIIIIG!! Nice work. I was thinking that the video wasn't doing the size of things in there justice until the bottom of BD2. You start to get an idea of how big the waves are from there on, though you still have to have been there at those levels to really appreciate the video. Always hate to see videos that dumb down the size and give people a false idea of just how big things are. Awhile back I saw a post on here where a guy said he looks at videos and thinks that is always x10 in real life. I dont think thats far off.
SO true, I always feel a bit disappointed when you come back and look at the video. I just remind myself that there were multiple times we were standing the entire 15' boat straight up and moving upward for a while so some of those waves are easily more than 20'. Waterhole was awesome, but the video doesn't do it justice.
In terms of the paddleboat i'm curious what others do as a captain. I always like to sit on one of the sides toward the back with my foot up against/under the back thwart. This gives me the ability to sit far enough back so I can easily turn the boat but also the ability to jam my foot under a thwart so I don't get thrown all over the place.
I love the E-140 - What we did Cat in at 27K, it fits just right because you can get a good foot under the last thwart and still be basically at the back of the boat. The diminishing tubes of the cheyenne mean the back of the boat is quite far from the final thwart - so harder to do a quick correction to square up to the big waves. Anyone else have an issue finding somewhere to jam their foot to help them stay in the boat when paddle captaining? If so, what's your solution?