Originally Posted by zbaird
While you are at it, life jackets are only needed if you swim, so stay in the boat, dont flip and you could raft without those too. Mind your oars, you wont need a spare. Hell, work on your lung capacity and you dont even need a pump. Just make sure everything goes perfectly and you don't need any safety or back up gear at all. Im sure everything will be just fine. I mean hardly anyone ever puts holes in their boats. Oh wait... here is what has come in the last couple days minus what is under the boat on edge.
Agreed, if my boat blew baffles I'd maybe run it for a roadside run but buy one no way! Couldn't imagine the mess of material a one chamber boat would turn into on a river if punctured.
Ohh I also learned about life jackets on my first ever whitewater trip. Swam holding my pfd think it did me any good? No way can you put one on in that water.
Better safe than sorry.
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