How not to tip a canoe

dvfrggr

Paddler
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Messages
423
Location
Seattle,Wa
Monster, Can you tell me whats going on in this picture, Is the canoe high centered? Did the bow catch on a rock and throw the canoe sideways? Were they turning to try and catch the wave?
Like Jurfie said, Dang that looks like fun!

Dave R
 

Monster

Paddler
Joined
Apr 6, 2008
Messages
276
Location
Vancouver
Well, you know that old saying... up the creek without a paddle?

Actually being "the canoe guy" on that trip my sea kayaking companions elected that I should be the one to try paddling up the rapids on that river. Once they saw me make a graceful but unsuccessful effort at it they decided it looked easy enough that, with the addition of one of them in my bow, my canoe just might conquer the run.

Unfortunately things got considerably less graceful with a bow paddler though, but you can judge what happened for yourself...

My solo effort to pass the rapids...
http://ripplewake.ca/vid/052.mp4

The tandem effort to pass the rapids, and where the above pic came from..
http://ripplewake.ca/vid/060.mp4
 

dvfrggr

Paddler
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Messages
423
Location
Seattle,Wa
Nice video, I enjoy studying the blade work. I have about two hours of canoe experience so I'm not a good judge.

Dave R
 

rider

Paddler
Joined
Jul 12, 2005
Messages
1,837
Location
Coquitlam,BC
3 km up Indian river, the Indian river at the end of Indian Arm? I remember trying to paddle up it and the current got to fast and water too shallow about half a km into it.(years ago) What's the river like?
 
Top