Dory in Westwater at 4k cfs? - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-22-2009   #1
 
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 5
Dory in Westwater at 4k cfs?

im running westwater next week and my friend wants to bring his drift boat/dory. level is about 4000. anyone know if this is a good or bad idea? thanks.

uncheel527 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-22-2009   #2
 
caverdan's Avatar
 
C. Springs, Colorado
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 1,927
Will it sink if it fills with water or flips? If so....I would say no......don't do it.
caverdan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2009   #3
 
CBrown's Avatar
 
Evergreen, Colorado
Paddling Since: '92
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 350
I have been down with Dorys at that level. As long as you can row, do it.
CBrown is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-23-2009   #4
Ron
 
Monroe, Utah
Paddling Since: 1990
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 137
Dory

We saw a Dory down there last week when we were running it. He made it through ok. Don't know his skill level, but I know he didn't have floatation. I think if you run it right Sock would be the only trouble. Run it down the left as much as possible. Beautiful trip last week. Golden leaves, Eagles, down stream wind. On by 10:00 off by 4:00 with motor. Good times. ron.
__________________
When the river stands in awe of me as I do her, I'll know I'm a kayaker.
Ron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2009   #5
tew
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 39
I own a dory and have gone down Westy many times in it very fun. I agree with caverdan I would only go if the dory is encapsulated or has floatation. Having said that on my first trip down Westy in he dory I forgot to strap down my rear hatch and took the right hand sneak in skull with only one oar.
tew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
dory, drift boat, question, westwater

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dory boating Canada Whitewater Kayaking 15 05-12-2009 04:25 PM
Dory Dolores?? jmount Whitewater Kayaking 6 05-15-2008 04:36 AM
Wrapped Dory in North Gate ? ! rsmiller Whitewater Kayaking 2 05-29-2007 08:26 AM
How hard is Westwater at 7000 cfs in a ducky? stiff Whitewater Kayaking 2 06-21-2005 08:18 AM
Dory? whip Whitewater Kayaking 3 10-20-2004 09:53 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.