Judy Culver
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Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
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25 years of Class V boating in rafts and duckies but the first time in a wooden drift boat on anything other then portions of the Lower Salmon and Clearwater Rivers in Idaho. 5 years a a paddle and…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Baker Aug 5.

 

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Shawn Baker replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"I'd consider large float bags instead of built-in flotation (unless you want to completely deck everything). Look at what open canoeists do---they fill open volume with float bags and then put a spray cover over everything so a large wave…"
Aug 5
Judy Culver replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"J. No decking and no floatation, which would make it much easier. Bailed out the boat more than once with a few needing immediate eddies while shifting back and forth to keep her from grabbing the eddy lines. Part of this was we were carrying more…"
Aug 1
Judy Culver replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"Sorry all, I was packing up on the 24th after looking at how these types of boats handle on the Rogue River and felt I could do it with just a little trepidation as this was the first big water I took Dragon Bottom on.  The Lower Salmon it…"
Aug 1
J. Snider replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"I’m a little late to the show. If you’ve already made the trip tell us how it was. I took my decked Briggs down Deso last year at 18K. It was great fun and easy. "
Jul 31
David Witton replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"My 16' McKenzie handles the wave trains fine, just keep pushing and avoid the holes. "
Jul 28
Shawn Baker replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"...what's your experience on the Salmon?  Do you hit the wavetrains?  Seems that missing them might put you in rockier water (generally assuming that most wavetrains run down the green tongue)."
Jul 24
Shawn Baker replied to Judy Culver's discussion Planning a trip on Deso in a few weeks at 9,000 bfs any pointers?
"Decked or open?Seems the Lower Salmon has big water."
Jul 24

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Rafting Class V Whitewater since 1986, bought our dory/drift boat a few years ago.
Boats I own:
1972 Farnsworth Dory, Sun dolphin & Hobie kayaks

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