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  1. WINGS Inflatables Cataraft assembly advice

    Rafting | Gear Talk
    Hello! I am a complete neophyte when it comes to rafting and rafting gear but have recently been tasked with assembling a WINGS Inflatable cataraft (frame provenance unknown) that my employer had stashed in a storage unit. With much trial and error, I've managed to work out the general logic of...
  2. Beginner's blues

    Whitewater Kayaking
    I'm new to the whole kayak world and ... I love it! I constantly find myself checking USGS for the current CFS level or watching kayak videos whenever I am bored. Kayaking is almost always on my mind. Now yesterday I took a swim... I wouldn't necessarily call it a gnarly swim but I was honestly...
  3. Advice on technique?

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Hey everyone, I was hoping to get some technical advice. I tend to dip my paddle when I try to clean blunt. The solution should be pretty simple: keep the paddle out of the water. Of course. I'm working on that. However, the whole trick is still a little shaky, so I was hoping to really...
  4. Dry tops freak me out...Help!

    Kayaking | Gear Talk
    I need some help! I moved to Oregon a few years ago and, while it's certainly not the only reason, one reason I haven't paddled much is because I'm really uncomfortable in dry tops. They makes me really apprehensive and even a little panicky. Mountain fed rivers are of course cold and I know...
  5. River Rafting Advice?

    Whitewater Rafting
    I'm looking for a good mix of whitewater and flatwater for a 3-5 day float trip. Something a little bit more than Ruby Horsethief canyon on the Colorado. Camping on the river a must. Any ideas? Looking for anything in the western United States from Utah to Wyoming to New Mexico. Thanks.
  6. Kayak Recommendations

    Betty Buzz
    I am a fairly new hard boater, and am looking to invest in my own kayak. I guess I fall on the curvier end of the spectrum, 5'6 170lbs b/c I have a lot of trouble with fit around the hips and thighs. Any boat recommendations? Most of my paddling is done on WV creeks and rivers.
  7. What happened to the Snow pack link??

    Whitewater Kayaking
    Can anyone throw me a bone.....I used to be able to look up snow pack percentages for the different river drainages in CO, AZ, ect.... under SNOW. then scroll down to a few different links......... Would love a bit of advice or another link so I can make up my mind what rivers to work on next...
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