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Boat is sold.
How far is just after Ugly? Can you make the move below Ugly (just after the short protage that almost everyone takes around the worst) safely?
Apparently 8.15 on Wednesday at 4:00 PM
Please confirm the current level on the Gull.
Last weekend we had to pay for minimal releases (on and off both days – 8.2) because there was no water and the lakes were too low.
So let me make sure I got this right.
We have some so called safety instructors (supposedly certified by something other than a cereal box top) getting paid for running safety courses on a highly used stretch of whitewater, setting examples of how to do it right, and when they loose 70 feet of really strong rescue rope (perhaps not just once, but up to 3 different times this year), not a word is said, either here, or on the big sign at the parking lot or on the little sign at the preserve. UNACCEPTABLE!!!
For the Open Boat Slalom this last weekend we had a minimal water release and, given the gate placement, the rope fished out could easily have tangled someone paddle causing a swim of the Otter Slide.
The throw bag can clearly be seen pinned near the bottom of the slide. I’m not sure if it could be possible to retrieve it without shutting off the water, to find out who owns it (assuming they put some kind of identifier on it), but if you loose a throwbag anywhere on the river you have a responsibility to the other users to make some kind of attempt to notify them of the possible hazard.
While I am beating up on the safety courses, Please, please, please stop blowing that ~!@#$%^&* whistle to get your students attention. If there is a real emergency (and there was on one of the weekends) it’s just more sound signifying nothing, like the boy who cried wolf. Save the sound for real emergencies!!!
Be and act as profesional as you present yourselves.
The bottom of the Gull, working up if the skills allow. Camp at the Preserve. The boat should be a ww boat with flotation, knee pads and thigh straps. Could be rented from Boatwerks at the Gull. Gets busy during the weekends, but empty during the week. Palmers is probably a better learning / practicing spot, but requires water this time of year.
Just show up. There will almost always be people there, esp in the afternoon.
Aug 1st is part of the long weelend. There will be lots of people there to hook up with. Usually, that time of year, the water level is good and there is almost always someone there.
Sunday. Still at 8.8 but NOBODY was there. I don’t want to see any bi*%#ing here when they shut the water off. 15C and no bugs.