GoPro on the Middle fork... - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-11-2011   #1
 
boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4
GoPro on the Middle fork...

This was abit of my summer on the Middle fork of the Salmon river...


Lambert454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-11-2011   #2
 
caspermike's Avatar
 
Bozeman, Montana
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 5,507
very nice, cheers to good times!
caspermike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011   #3
The Russian
 
kazak4x4's Avatar
 
SLC, Utah
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,390
Looks like fun man! How easy is it to steer those big things?
kazak4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-11-2011   #4
 
Brotorboat's Avatar
 
Vail, CO
Paddling Since: 2008
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 458
Was just wondering that myself...

How does a sweep boat compare to an oar rig as far as manueverability? Was thinking about building one and trying it out.

Thanks in advance,
- M
__________________
Wear shoes in the house...safety. Safety first, then teamwork.
Brotorboat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011   #5
 
cataraftgirl's Avatar
 
Sandy, Utah
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,344
Oh man.....I just got off the Middle Fork three weeks ago and this video is putting me into serious withdrawl.
Watching a sweep run the rapids on the MF is really awesome. It's hard to believe that something that huge can be maneuvered with those fore & aft rudders. It all works because of the gradient on the MF. That's why you don't see many on the Main Salmon, at least not without motors.
Nice to see someone else has the same ritual as I do at the end of the video. I always blow a kiss goodbye to the river.....thanks & see you again. Good river karma.
Curious....What bridge were you jumping off.
Thanks for the video.
KJ
cataraftgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011   #6
 
boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4
Its like an 18 wheeler on the river. It tracks great and is much faster then a oar boat. its a nerve racking day on the sweeps. Most times your all alone as well so if something goes wrong you have to fix it yourself.

Sweep boat mens diet- to nevis in the morning to eat, in the afternoon your to dam bizzy to eat, and at night your to dam drunk to eat.

cataraftgirl- Its the White creek pack bridge
Lambert454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011   #7
 
cataraftgirl's Avatar
 
Sandy, Utah
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,344
Thanks. I was trying to figure out which bridge it was.....just down from Rock Island. Speaking of Rock Island.....we sat in that camp and watched a sweep boat get stuck on the rock in the middle of the river last fall. Poor guy was by himself and had to work his butt off to get that baby unstuck. Haystack at low water looks like a nervous breakdown waiting to happen. Then you get the fun of off-loading all that gear & setting up camp. Yipeee. No wonder you're drunk by evening......you deserve it.
Thanks again for the video. Watching the "boat walk" at Boundary brought back a lot of memories.
KJ
cataraftgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2011   #8
 
Walterville, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1977
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 779
Quote:
Originally Posted by kazak4x4 View Post
Looks like fun man! How easy is it to steer those big things?
Quote:
Originally Posted by mattywp View Post
How does a sweep boat compare to an oar rig as far as manueverability? Was thinking about building one and trying it out.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lambert454 View Post
Its like an 18 wheeler on the river. It tracks great and is much faster then a oar boat. its a nerve racking day on the sweeps.
My sweep is not that hard to drive, but you have to be able to read the water, think way ahead about where you want to be, and be committed to your line. Sweeps are more manueverable than you might think. For me it is much less effort than rowing. Sweeps are much faster than a smaller raft or cat, and track so well that if you daydream a bit or drop a sweep, you are headed for shore. My sweep is only 20 ft long so it is more of a "sport sweep". Even though it is a bit like driving a Freightliner, it is still a blast.
__________________
I'm not happy about being over the hill, but I am grateful there wasn't a cliff at the summit! - Frank and Ernest
Wadeinthewater is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011   #9
 
boise, Idaho
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 4
I know iv posted this allready but I added a bunch to it.

Lambert454 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011   #10
The Russian
 
kazak4x4's Avatar
 
SLC, Utah
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,390
Lambert great video. Just FYI, in my river footage experience, you get the most feedback on movies shorter than 4.5 minutes. Anything longer than that and people don't tend to watch the whole thing and get bored. I know how hard it is to cut good footage, but it makes for the best videos.

PS: I've watched the whole movie twice though Missing the river, man!

Alex
kazak4x4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


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
MIddle fork, 3-25-11 shawnywhitewater Whitewater Kayaking 32 03-29-2011 06:12 PM
Middle Fork swimteam101 Kayaking | Trip Planner 4 03-12-2010 10:23 PM
anyone seen the middle fork lately? beach Whitewater Kayaking 7 05-22-2008 12:38 AM
Middle fork May 14th Dave Frank Whitewater Kayaking 0 04-12-2006 09:26 PM
Middle Fork rwhyman Whitewater Kayaking 6 02-24-2006 12:24 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.