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My father's friend took one of his more burly friends down a river in California in a 13 foot fiberglass boat he had hand built back in the early 80's. The seams around the cockpit were built to break in case of a pin. Well, his rather strong and large friend flipped upside down a rapid or two into the trip, completely freaked out and couldn't remember how to get his skirt off. So instead, he reached down, grabbed the rim of cockpit and just tore it clean off the boat.
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Getting completely stuck inside the boat as the foam inflates around my body :(
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Does it really make that much of a difference?
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I've never taken my dogs on the river unfortunately, so I'm not best qualified to answer, but from what I understand and have seen this section of the river is pretty much class 1 with maybe a couple very easy class 2's. Most of what I have seen basically qualifies as riffles. However, I have taken my dogs swimming at the East Laporte River Access and they love it. If you search for it on google you can see some photos of the river at the access point. Also, unless they are releasing from both forks of the river(they are only releasing from the east fork sat and sun) the river is quite mild. You could always pick up a couple doggie life jackets just in case.
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I feel like most of the paddlers on BoaterTalk are on the east coast, while MountainBuzz caters more to west coast boaters. Facebook is always a sure bet also, something like a Utah paddling club.
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Lake Sequoyah is nice and has a little boat ramp on 64. Just near the boat ramp below the dam is a nice little hike down some waterfalls also. If you head to Cashiers and then down 107 towards Cullowhee there is Lake Glenville which is much larger. Farther down 107, if you turn right onto 281(Canada Rd), and head up a ways there is a boat ramp down a dirt road for Bear Lake which is pretty.

If you are looking for a river with some mild rapids I would suggest the Tuckaseegee from the put in on Shook Cove Rd down to Cullowhee. To get to the put in, head to Cashiers and then down 107 towards Cullowhee. After about 14.5 miles just before the bridge that goes over the Tuck, take the right onto Shook Cove Rd. Drive a little bit up and you will see a little gravel parking lot area on the left. Put in here. Make sure you go to the first put in, which is smaller, and not the second, which is much bigger and has restrooms, as the second will put you in above the Slab and Eternity Hole (which might be more excitement than you are looking for). There are two good possible take out spots. The first is at East Laporte River Access Park down 107, but it's only about 3.5 miles.The second would be Locust Creek Access Area. To get there, go past the East Laporte River Access, just around the bend, and take a right onto Old Cullowhee Rd. Drive 5.5 miles and you will see the small park on the left that has a bridge going over the river. That will give you a much longer paddle. The East Fork will be releasing on Saturday and Sunday so it may be swift, if you get there before 11-12, but I don't think there is anything in that stretch that should really give you any trouble.

Hope that helps!
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My Dad was paddling the Kern back in the 80's and they had had a lot of rain and lost a couple of people on the river. So the geniuses with whatever organization was responsible for the river at the time decided to string a body net across the river to recover the individuals who were lost. Unfortunately, the line on the top of the net was a nice rust-colored cable hanging about 2-3 inches above the water line, meaning you couldn't see it at all. He ended up against the net and started to get pushed under against it. Luckily he was able to claw his way to the other side of the net and then his friends got to the downstream side and helped pull his boat over. Strainers are some scary shit.
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BoaterTalk Perfect, thanks!
My wife and I only have about 3 hours and she'll be in an IK so I wanted to make sure we had enough time for the run.
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Simply different preferences regarding certain terminologies and such. Nothing you wouldn't see between people with differing experiences or opinions on anything. Overall there is great support for all gender and sexual identities between individuals.
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I think ISIS is generally offended and that's why they are trying to kill everyone in the western world. So I say that anyone who wants to should feel free to return the favor, regardless of their gender identity or religious affiliation. Also, please be careful to not group militant Islamic-offshoot terrorist groups with the Muslim population in general, they are not the same thing, nor do they have the same views.
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send his ass to Syria, give him a handgun and see how he does. We can make it a reality show. He should be comfortable with that.
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How do they know she took the drain plug out with malicious intent? Plus the husband should have checked to make sure his drain plug was in in the first place. So if someone drains my boat and then I forget to check and put my plug back in and drown, it's their fault? Sounds like a weak case to me unless there was a history of issues or something else going on. Crazy though. I agree she must've had a crappy lawyer if they couldn't get her off of those charges, unless she really did do it and there is some sort of serious evidence against her.
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It's a Jackson channel and has videos of EJ's basic and advanced playboating. Stuff like flatwater cartwheels, clean wheels, splits, woo woos etc. Just search through the videos. They aren't exactly organized so you'll need to look through the whole list.
https://www.youtube.com/user/paddleeducation/videos
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You can see as they increase the flow over the waveshaper how the hole/wave changes. This might be able to give you some idea of how to build the slope to get the desired shape based on flow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpUEr2uDsKw