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Old 03-28-2007   #1
 
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Rafter Forum?

Hi everyone. I'm a rafter. I have been trying to find a forum of rafters in Colorado and Idaho (the Rockies) to discuss things like you all do here. I can't find anything like this. I go to BoaterTalk and there is a rafting forum in there but the people are mostly over East. This forum here is mostly Colorado but full of Kayakers. Can anyone lead me to rafting forums here? Thanks.

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Old 03-28-2007   #2
 
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Hi Bucky,

Welcome to the Buzz! There are actually quite a few of us rafters that hang out here. For a "Kayaking" website, I'm constantly surprised at the breadth and depth of knowledge that you can find here related to inflatable boats.

If you post rafting-related questions on the Buzz you'll usually get some good responses. Other sites to check would be the email lists run by UtahRafters-dot-com or the Grand Canyon Private Boaters Assoc. at GCPBA-dot-org. Those are really good sources of information for rafting in general and Canyon Country boating in particular. There's also the Denver group called High Country Rver Rafters at HCRR-dot-org - they have monthly meetings in Denver, as well as the Pikes Peak River Runners (PPRR-dot-org) down in Colorado Springs.

Stick around and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with what the Buzz has to offer from the local perspective.

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Old 03-28-2007   #3
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If you have rafting questions, fire away.
Like Andy says, there are rafters lurking amongst the buzzards. I'm a rafter and I'm on here all the time.

For Idaho, try this yahoo group.
idahowhitewater : Idaho Whitewater
I get the feeling this group leans more toward the rafting side.

And also check out the groups Andy talked about.
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Old 03-28-2007   #4
 
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Welcome to the buzz, Becky.

I'm a rafter too and get all my info right here. We're all one big happy (disfunctional) family here so ask away. A lot of the kayaks here have driven a raft before............you just got to get them to admit it.
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Old 03-28-2007   #5
 
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yep, Im with you Bucky. I frequent BT a lot, but limited info about western goods.

I kayak, but given the option, I would rather row. I'll be here, On the buzz, and I will also be working the gorge this season. But when time permits, Im looking to hit Cat, WW, and other goodies in the area.

Lets get together.
I have a 12' cat, for playin' and a Maravia Willawa 2 for the multi-day stuff, they are both coming with me.
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Old 03-28-2007   #6
 
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Kayaker turned rafter here too. Boatertalk's raft thread is great for raft specific stuff. The buzz is a good all-round community for (mostly) Colorado. Despite the whole kayak thing, it is more of a general whitewater community and to some degree, a snow/backcountry type community too.
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Old 03-28-2007   #7
 
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yeah, just post. nobody cares if you raft or kayak here beyond the i'm-bored-at -work shit talking.
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Old 03-28-2007   #8
 
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Yep more rafters

Another rafter, what is happening to this site?

Oh, wait, I am a rafter too. I also frequent Boater Talk's raft zone.
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wow, we're coming out of the woodwork!

...My name is Andy, and I'm a rafter....
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I'm wondering if I know who BuckyTheGREAT is. My good buddy captains a light blue Wing named "Bucky Blue" and he is an infamous nudist.

Is that you?
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