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Old 03-22-2017   #1
 
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Updated Stipulations for Westwater

Please be aware, we have updated the stipulations for both commercial and private boaters in Westwater Canyon.

"Each boat 16 feet or longer must have a type IV throwable device and a commercially made rescue rope with at least 40
feet of line, a whistle or horn."

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BLM_Moab,


Just curious how many lives have been saved by utilizing type IV throwable devices in Westwater canyon during rescue situations?

I assume there a have been many since your adding it to the stipulations.

Thanks for the update.

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I wanna know which bureaucrat got it into his head that those were necessary on whitewater rivers and has decided that they are mandatory for every river now. I think he's getting kickbacks from the throw able cushion lobby.

Every time I pull mine out during the pre-launch check even the rangers are like "Sorry...they make us do this and we think they are dumb too". For a while it was cushion OR throw rope...no we gotta have both. I'm gonna keep telling them my Avon Pro is a 15 footer but still bring it in case they call me on it.

They do make good groover keys though. Otherwise it just sits in the bottom of my drop bag for the whole trip or I sneak it back into my truck before we push off.
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BLM_Moab,


Just curious how many lives have been saved by utilizing type IV throwable devices in Westwater canyon during rescue situations?

I assume there a have been many since your adding it to the stipulations.

Thanks for the update.

~ B
Don't be a dick. This is due to a stupid state regulation, recently passed. Dont shoot the messenger, (s)he presumably is in agreement with your sentiment.
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Don't be a dick. This is due to a stupid state regulation, recently passed. Dont shoot the messenger, (s)he presumably is in agreement with your sentiment.
fella,

I apologize, I had no idea. Specifically, what state regulation are you referring to? I am genuinely curious about the precedence in regards to this stipulation.

BLM_moab,

I apologize if I came off as abrasive with my question. I meant it in the most polite and respectful way.



Thanks,

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Don't be a dick. This is due to a stupid state regulation, recently passed. Dont shoot the messenger, (s)he presumably is in agreement with your sentiment.
Support. This is another time when the "small government" bureaucrats in my home state of Utah have no problem cramming ill-conceived regulations down our throats.

Also beware, I would likely skip shuttle beers in Utah given the new 0.05 BAC laws to hit sometime in the near future. Utah has never been friendly to alcohol and this one will be strictly enforced and DUI bills easily add up to to $10k. Be safe and smart out there.

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fella,

I apologize, I had no idea. Specifically, what state regulation are you referring to? I am genuinely curious about the precedence in regards to this stipulation.

BLM_moab,

I apologize if I came off as abrasive with my question. I meant it in the most polite and respectful way.



Thanks,

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