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Old 06-19-2012   #1
 
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Cataract too low for 27' motor rig?

I run a 27" motor rig, I was planning a Cataract run, have the permit for next week.
Is there enough water???

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I'd take something way bigger
Than 27 inches long. Maybe you mean diameter of tubes? I suspect you're still fine either
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OOOPS! Shouda just put an ' not a"
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I run a 27" motor rig, I was planning a Cataract run, have the permit for next week.
Is there enough water???

Yes - when I guided down there we would take our Baby J's down there at under 5K. You'll be fine. Just be able to find the channel's. It really channel's up on the way to the confluence.
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Big boat

My boat is much bigger than a baby J, I sure would hate to wind up leaving it there till next spring.
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HONEY MOON ON THE CAT

Planning an August 4th trip with 16' NRS. . . Is the Cat floatable at 2500cfs ????
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Hi,

Take a look here Big Drop Three | Flickr - Photo Sharing! at what 2,700 cfs looks like, and estimate whether your rig will fit through that slot.

It even has a couple of boats about to enter the rapid, to give you some scale. May also be worth looking at the Rapid 15 and BD #2 pictures posted there.

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Been so long since I have been there. The big slab rock to the right of this

All sizes | Big Drop Two | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

is that what makes Satan's Gut?
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That's 2 - the big slab rock makes Little Niagara, the other one makes the red wall.
The link Rich put up shows 3, and the Gut comes out on the river left side.
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Been so long since I have been there. The big slab rock to the right of this

All sizes | Big Drop Two | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

is that what makes Satan's Gut?
This picture is of big drop #2. Satan's gut is big drop #3. The rock slab that makes the gut is in the upper right corner of this picture, past the pool, and at this level it is part of the shore on river left.
I have taken a baby J down at lower than 2700 and scraped both sides of the tubes as I went through the slot in big drop #3. At those low levels you just have to pick which rocks to bounce off of to get the best chance at getting through without being pinned. And with a baby J you sometimes have to straddle rocks to get through.
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