pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk Update 2
I have received several emails of people that will be on CC and will try to get it. Thank you to everyone that was willing to help and thank you to the boating community at large.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk Thank you
Please email me: mailto:pdalhaim@utk.edu
pdalhaim
I am offering a $250 reward to anyone that can get my blue 12' raft out of the Jett to Lilly section of Clear Creek. Good news: it is stably on the right bank of the creek a few rapids after the grunch. It has four paddles in it and is tied to a tree with a good knot. Bad news: it is partially inflated. So the rescue team will probably need to bring a pump to pump it up. I GREATLY appreciate it.
mailto:pdalhaim@utk.edu
or respond to this on Boater Talk if you were able to get it. I live in Knoxville and can come and get the raft from your place.
pdalhaim
How "portagable" are the big rapids on the Obed -especially Rockgarden - from Obed Junction to Nemo if we have a 12' raft? Also what is the lowest level for a raft to get down that section?
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I'd be cautious of playing the pick-up game at the put-in. -R.I.P. Mike-

https://boatertalk.com/forum/BoaterTalk/1052484117

what kind of folks do you like to paddle with? methodical scouters? partiers? road warriors? weekend only? fair weather? play every little wave? vegetarian? always late? likes to share sleeping bags? bathe infrequently? club members? chatty? multiple lap warriors? "no eddy Freddys"? Free market types? eat fruits while in the grocery store? willing to split gas? observe the sabbath? eat Perkin's for dinner? flood water venturers? ones that can't figure out shuttle? time nazi? tolerant to open boaters? alpha male paddler? a swims-a-lot but laughs about it guy? has to take his dog paddling? somebody who GoPros EVERYTHING? clawhammer or three finger picker? sketchy shuttle car? everything is a step-up run? SWR trained? will cover with your wife when you're late? will walk a rapid? pees every 15 minutes on the road? will never walk a rapid? has imaginary girlfriend? lurks Boater Talk? claims their skirt imploded on every swim? paddles an old boat to be ironic? never wants to drive? always wants to drive? always has beer and snacks for the group at the takeout? thinks the ocoee is class 4? thinks the narrows is class 4? can reduce their own shoulder? can reduce your shoulder? looks good in neoprene?

choose your crew wisely! (what tha' fuck is a crew!?)

it's all about the people, man.
get the people right and the water will find you.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk Images
It would be nice if someone would update the images of the Cheoah AW page. Most of the pictures of the rapids are pretty dark.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk Rafting it
Yes, much more intense than the Ocoee. The section after the lodge was especially difficult in a raft.
pdalhaim
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk
Let me know if you want to raft it sometime.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk R2
I don't know, but you are up for it I would be game.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk Under the dry top
What do people wear for a shirt under a dry top? I start sweating and then get cold from the sweat so it almost defeats the purpose of the dry top!
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk Oct 1st
Yep. It was epic yesterday. My first time down (albeit in a raft).

NOC is saying that they will not be offering trips on the Cheoah in 2017 because of lack of experienced guides. Hopefully this can be rectified by any of you out there that have great raft guide experience.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk Bad rafting
Yep. I was at Cat's Pajamas and a rafting guide (not from NOC) went in sideways on purpose. Most of the people fell out. On the way either a paddle or a body part hit the leg of the guide and she was hurt pretty bad.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk XP10
Unloaded it deals with III+ very well.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk
I"m 6'3", 225 and the XP10 is almost too big! i.e. is is a good boat for bigger paddlers. Sounds like the other one you mention is too.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk XP-10
I have a LL XP-10 and really love it. I have gone up to III+ with it with no problems. Very comfortable boat.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk XP10
The XP10 is an excellent choice for II-III+.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk XP10
I have used an XP10 for about 5 years now. I have run class III+ in it (never a IV). The hatch never comes off. In fact it's almost impossible to get the darn thing open! But the above commenter is correct: maybe just get a river or creek boat. The XP10 is very difficult to roll.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk Timing
This is amazing. The only thing I would modestly say is that it might be wise to schedule this during UT's spring break. That way the participation might be at its peak although the weather may be too cold.
pdalhaim
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BoaterTalk
I would be very interested but I would prefer a raft (which I have: 12'). It would be great to do the III-IV section of Daddy's creek and then part of the Obed if you two could guide.
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RaftZone
Excellent. Thank you.
pdalhaim
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RaftZone Pump for raft
What kind of pump do you recommend for a 12' Rocky Mountain Self Bailing Raft?

http://www.shop.rockymountainrafts.com/12-Self-Bailing-Raft-SB-120.htm
pdalhaim
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RaftZone
Thank you.
pdalhaim
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RaftZone
Paddles not oars.
pdalhaim
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RaftZone
Just one more question: will a 12-footer be too big for just two people with minimal gear?