. ..... Ask for Hank
I'm confused .... so these guys are either trying to paddle up the falls, or they are wishing they were in another boat?Here are a couple of stories about our Culebra. One is in Alaska and the Yampa
The other is from Tom Zimmer, who was Visiting Professor at Western State in Gunnison Co, and is now at Wyoming Catholic College. He takes beginning rafters and alternates them on the big raft and on the culebra, and will run them through sections like Cataract Canyon. When they have this alternate experience they have a more complete understanding of hydraulics and momentum. It is a wonderful program.
Note that there is a difference in design from all the other Shreader type boats. We put the cross tubes on top of the main tubes and raise the floor so the boat acts more like a cat and less like a raft. Performance is the key to the success of this craft.
Picture of the Culebra in Brazil courtesy Geoff Steeves
Thanks for asking.