Chicken lines - Mountain Buzz
 

Go Back   Mountain Buzz > Whitewater Boating > Whitewater Rafting > Rafting | Gear Talk


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-02-2017   #1
 
Roguelawyer's Avatar
 
Grants Pass, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1980
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 214
Chicken lines

I never really thought this through. My last boat had a 3/8 rope chicken line tied at each D-ring. I finally got a new boat so . . .

I see a lot of boats with webbing. Pros ? Cons? Tied at each D-ring or not.

Roguelawyer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-02-2017   #2
 
Voodoo003's Avatar
 
Eugene, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 127
My buddy has webbing and it is too hard to grab as we all believe that loose perimeter line will snag your leg eventually. I've been tossed out of my boat and snagged my 1/2 inch line as I passed by upside down. I never would have been able to grab webbing. Also I tie a munter hitch a every other d-ring all the way around.
Voodoo003 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2017   #3
 
Bellvue, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2006
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 139
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roguelawyer View Post
I never really thought this through. My last boat had a 3/8 rope chicken line tied at each D-ring. I finally got a new boat so . . .

I see a lot of boats with webbing. Pros ? Cons? Tied at each D-ring or not.
I would say if you are willing to take the time and expenditure of tieing rope as individual segments between D-rings, go for it. its not going to hurt, so long you get the lines tight to an inflated boat.

The pro would be similar to that of multi chambered rafts. that is if you break one, you still have a few to relay on. Also, in segments of rope you risk less entrapment when the boat fails, albeit not mush less entrapment.

as far as webbing vs rope goes, get it tight around an inflated boat and either will work.

Chicken /O.S. lines are a source of security as well as danger. I have seen and understand both arguments and tend to side with lack ther of.

But every river and operation has their specific needs, you just need to find yours.
39571 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-03-2017   #4
 
k2andcannoli's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2002
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 859
Sissy straps
k2andcannoli is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017   #5
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 152
I have been using webbing that is connected together with 2 small cam straps on either side. That way in theory it can easily be undone in case of entrapment or anything else.
panicman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017   #6
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 487
Quote:
Originally Posted by k2andcannoli View Post
Sissy straps
Douche bag.
mkashzg is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2017   #7
 
Medford, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1984
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 235
I use them and have never had an issue with entrapment. They have proven valuable in case of a flip . I always go upstream of the raft beats a long swim. Also great when the kids decide to take a swim in slow sections of the river. My entrapment issue has been with legs getting trapped under dry boxes that are suspended on the frame. My sister had her leg entrapped up to her knee under one of those boxes during a big wave dump in the Grand Canyon. I still use them but don't under estimate them for entrapments. I put a munter hitch on each d-ring
rivers2run is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017   #8
 
Boise, ID
Paddling Since: '99
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 282
I've used both ropes and webbing. I use webbing now and tied it with the boat partially deflated so it's tight. Webbing tends to not catch errant fly casts as easily.
Conundrum is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2017   #9
 
k2andcannoli's Avatar
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2002
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 859
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkashzg View Post
Douche bag.
Triggered
k2andcannoli is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply



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
How Chicken Raper Rapid got it's name! The true story! Stitches 'N Stuff Whitewater Kayaking 15 05-07-2013 10:05 PM
Safety lines/ perimeter lines carvedog Kayaking | Gear Talk 70 05-02-2013 05:07 PM
Ski Chicken Coop - www.skichickencoop.com afodge Winter Buzz 4 12-13-2010 09:40 AM
Chicken raper Fuzzy Whitewater Kayaking 10 04-17-2007 07:44 PM
The Cross River at the Ottawa plus 3 Legged Chicken Man. shanebenedict Whitewater Kayaking 0 09-06-2005 07:54 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:41 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.