Alex, that would have been a good plan.
Flow was 10,200. For the record, 2 years ago at this near same level Funnel nearly bit me.
As the guys were starting to get up on the boat I actually got separated from it. I was picked up by one of our other boats, they floated down and some people at Skull got a rope to them (they were all on top of the boat) and pulled them to the bank above Skull. Then the boat ended up stuck in the left side of Skull for a while, ejected by some guys after we (in the boat I was in floated through) went through. Then we got the boat corralled and flipped back right side up below Skull.
The helper team (never did get their names but sure appreciate them) floated the passengers down to us in their rafts and we regrouped (all the gear stayed with the upside down raft) and we floated Sock It To Me and Last Chance and went on out.
My pride was the worst thing damaged
I've got a bunch more video I'll edit down and get posted.