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Old 04-15-2015   #11
 
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I go by two rules of thumb:

1. If two boats are going downstream, the downstream boat has the right of way.
2. If one boat is going downstream and another is in an eddy or surfing a wave, the boat moving downstream has the right of way.

So if I'm going faster than someone in front of me, I yield to them until it's safe to pass. If I'm surfing a wave and see someone coming downstream, I jump out of the wave and let them pass. If I'm in an eddy and there is downstream traffic, I wait until there is a break big enough before leaving the eddy.

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Old 04-15-2015   #12
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The best thing about kayaking is not having to worry about such things. Sounds like a SE boater problem.
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The best thing about kayaking is not having to worry about such things. Sounds like a SE boater problem.
I won't worry either when I run through a rapid that kayakers are playing in and refuse to move. My boat is grey. Shouldn't leave too much of a skid mark on your full face helmet or play boat. hehehehe
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The larger boat should also get right of way. As in sweeps and large gear boats. They travel faster and are harder to stop , slow down and maneuver around a drifting guy looking for a lighter whilst twisting a doobie. Always watch your 6.
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I yield to all power boats and any man powered craft bigger than my burn. But that's just me.


I wont yield to play boats. (-:
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How many points is it if you hit a kayaker surfing a wave in your raft?


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Old 04-15-2015   #17
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Here's a hint for you rafters who can't stay out of the kayaking forums: shut up and carry more of my beer.

Also Kent, your title is grammatically incorrect. It should be "who yields to -whom-". Don't let those southeastern heathens decivilize you.
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Old 04-15-2015   #18
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It's a bit different back east.
There was a guide on the Gauley that put hash marks on his paddle for every kayak he ran over.
Personally, I give right of way (if I can) whenever I see traffic regardless of what boat I'm in that day. That's just kind brother boating and avoids conflict.
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I ain't no rafter and that line you used is as old as any river on this planet. Come at me with something waaaay better. Lol


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How many points is it if you hit a kayaker surfing a wave in your raft?


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1pts for oar
2pts for rubber
3pts if kayak goes under from bow to stern.
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