Wind in Ruby Horsethief? - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-22-2006   #1
 
Dave Frank's Avatar
 
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,823
Wind in Ruby Horsethief?

Is it likely to be windy this time of year?

I would like to leave the outboard at home, but would be kicking myself if I had to row against a head wind all afternoon to get the off the river.

Dave

Dave Frank is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-22-2006   #2
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 25
Wind picks up most every afternoon around two, last Monday it had 40 mph gusts.
WAVER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006   #3
sj
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 498
Never felt the need for an outboard there. It can get brutal but the run is short. sj
sj is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-22-2006   #4
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 254
engine

one of the worst things about this strech are the gas engines people bring there. should be illegal IMO.
Steve Kahn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006   #5
God Amongst Men
 
yetigonecrazy's Avatar
 
Phuoc My, Da Nang, THE 'NAM
Paddling Since: 1845
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,994
amen. youre on a raft trip, fucking row for once. i hate people who ruin special places like that wiht gas guzzling engines, the very thing we strive to get away from on the river! but seriously, just pull over if it gets windy and chill out and then wait until evening when it dies down.
yetigonecrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006   #6
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 15
MOTOR?

Please leave the motor at home + you are apt to snap a shaft or prop. (GOT A JACK ASS?) AM NO BAD WIND, Afternoon wind can be SPANKIE. Row Row Row the boat!
13fatcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006   #7
 
Dave Frank's Avatar
 
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,823
Thanks for your enthusiasm.

I do prefer not motoring, but sometimes it sure is a nice option. Like when you are rowing so hard to get out of Westy that if you try to take a sip of your beverage you get blown up stream.

It is a fairly clean 4 stroke, so it doesn't stink too much.

Hopefully I won't need to use it, but it will be coming along.
Dave Frank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006   #8
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 373
The true question is how many rafts can you pull? syotr dave.
__________________
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure. - Helen Keller
sward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006   #9
 
Dave Frank's Avatar
 
Boulder, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,823
The 5 horse motor can push several before it can't keep up with "hull speed". Pushing 5 rafts seems to be only a little slower than one. It does however become significantly less maneuverable.
Dave Frank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2006   #10
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 39
Motor Haters

Here people go with wanting more laws. I betcha if you didn't focus all your energy and time on hating the motors you wouldn't even notice them. Granted, there are still the loud a$$holes that whiz by on fishing boats, but how many times has a raft with a motor REALLY HONESTLY been a problem? Also, if a freak wind picks up, someone w/a motor might even offer to barge up and get your butt to the takeout.
Western Slope WaterMan 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
RUBY/HORSETHIEF PUT-IN = BAD SCENE brocolliboy River Access & Safety Alerts! 19 12-20-2009 10:55 AM
Lost IK in Ruby Horsethief on 5/23 jester Lost & Found 0 05-26-2006 10:21 AM
Any ice down around Horsethief/Ruby Canyon? tuberslickmysweatyballs Whitewater Kayaking 11 02-16-2006 10:57 AM
Problems on Ruby/Horsethief Fuzzy Whitewater Kayaking 6 06-21-2005 05:10 PM
Do you need a permit for Ruby/Horsethief? JKB Whitewater Kayaking 7 04-05-2004 10:08 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 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.