What is a creek? Don't tell me it's just that the name on the map say's creek. I remember the vertical feet explosion that happened in the '80s. (this is all my foggy memory and opinion). I boated some with Ron Stewart, so this gives you a frame of reference for the period. At the time 200 - 300 fpm was considered the high end of what was done.
The jedi was out as was the eskimo, but these were marginal companies. At the same time, the Corsica came out and people found the Green. The vertical feet world exploded. 600, 900, 1000; go in, paddle what you can, walk the rest.
It's funny to look back on the contribution of the Corsica, because decept, I mean perception gave up on quality for profit and gave us the exploding milkjug plastic boats that shattered like they had been dipped in liquid nitrogen. And let's not forget the cheapass plastic footkeeper footpegs that gave out with minimal pressure. They said it was a safety feature to prevent broken ankles. Thanks, when I die in a pin they can say " but his ankles wern't broken!"
Then again, with the proline series, Perception did give us bulkhead footbraces & Keyhole cockpits. <NT> Bradley New