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Old 07-01-2011   #1
 
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raft vs kayak

Ok I get the fact that rafters can carry a ton and can carry many. But I've done both and kayaking is much more intimate with nature. I love rivers and rafters and kayakers both do so why the friction between? Do we all not love the same thing?

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Because of posts like this...... Just sayin'
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So me questioning caused the problem? I live where I have no river so I don't understand the friction. I really wondered where all the friction comes from. It seems to me we all love the same thing so why can't we get along
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Getting along is so un-Amaerican.

Everyone has to think they are better.
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Getting along is so un-Amaerican.

Everyone has to think they are better.
Dave - you're the worst of the worst – a kayaker and a rafter. You must really hate yourself. How do you even get out of bed in the morning?
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Ummmm....I love rafters. They carry my gear, beer, and bring horseshoes! I don't think I even know any kayakers who haven't pushed rubber before...I sure don't know any who don't like rafters. I typically stay far away from rafts on the river when rapids come around, but only because I don't like being squashed The rafter vs kayaker thing seems a little contrived to me.
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I love to paddle a kayak and row a raft. I love to paddle a canoe and sail a boat. Believe me it is all good.

I love being on rivers and boating with friends.

I started rowing to experience getting down rivers in another river craft.

Each river craft has it's own slightly different way of getting us down river. My opinion is all have their place.

When I am kayaking a river I appreciate having rafters to carry my gear and being there if I need help.

When I am rowing a river I appreciate having kayakers to help me land and launch, probe lines and being there if I need help.

In my kayak, I have been rescued by rafters and in my raft I have been rescued by kayakers.

If there is any back and forth chatter between rafters and kayakers my opinion is that every one is having fun and enjoying being on the river.

When things go bad we are all boaters helping each other.

That is the one of the many reasons I enjoy boating.
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Face it, there will always be friction but yet both still get along until, you mistake the kayak for a floating groover and the all the shit (pun intended) happens
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Ok I get the fact that rafters can carry a ton and can carry many. But I've done both and kayaking is much more intimate with nature. I love rivers and rafters and kayakers both do so why the friction between? Do we all not love the same thing?
Hey Kook - how come you think you are so much more intimate?

Just because you can't see where you are going? Can't get your pipe lit while running class 3? Can't bring a tent mate in your rotomolded injected, soon to be flower planter? Because you can't do a six day trip without having a heavy boat or relying on some rafter scum to carry your stuff?

Don't be a hater man.
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