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(WGME Portland)   Taking cheap rafts down a river with rapids did not work   (wgme.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Maine river, Women, Portland, Maine, Frank Fixaris, Maine, Whitewater, children, rafts  
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2174 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Jun 2021 at 10:54 PM (7 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-06-04 10:55:22 PM  
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Yes, but... what do free feminine hygiene products in Maine schools have to do with broken rafts?
 
2021-06-04 10:58:12 PM  
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2021-06-04 10:58:57 PM  
Riding river rapid rafts?
 
2021-06-04 11:01:01 PM  
Glad they're willing to check the flow in schools now.
 
2021-06-04 11:05:32 PM  
in the 70's , I often was dropped off at a park / landing  north of Boise with just a towel and a truck innetube. I would then float down to Ann Morrison Park a few clicks down and then re-river . I know- I am different.

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2021-06-04 11:09:50 PM  
See also: People who ask "Why do you want to fix the old, $400 raft? You can just throw it away and buy six new ones for the same price."
 
2021-06-04 11:10:31 PM  
 
2021-06-04 11:12:44 PM  
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WUT
 
2021-06-04 11:16:54 PM  

WoolyManwich: [Fark user image image 425x578]
Yes, but... what do free feminine hygiene products in Maine schools have to do with broken rafts?


To prevent the kind of heavy flow that got them stranded, obviously.
 
2021-06-04 11:25:18 PM  
Add that to things you don't cheap out on.
 
2021-06-04 11:35:00 PM  
Wal-Mart has a heavy thumb supplying cheap products to future emergency customers. $160 plastic kayaks and those backyard Fry A Turkey kits help destroy every first responders weekends all summer long. Either re-adopt Eugenics or start giving IQ tests before you run out of surplus population and street sweepers will have college degrees.
 
2021-06-04 11:35:40 PM  
Csb: me and about twenty friends rented rafts july 4 at sunrise landing, american river, sacramento, ca. and brought what we had, rafts for the coolers, plenty of innertubes and way too much beer, fireworks, food, water, all set up for six hours on the river. (There were probably fifty if not more groups equipped just like us)

Launch in and start drinking. Fireworks and water balloons and super soakers and more drinking, for 3 or 4 hours. Eventually everyone passed out with a sunburn. I woke up and woke up a couple of the guys, and our group was out there alone, and there's this...noise.
Right at that point the river divided into four snaking channels that descended pretty steeply into the next portion of the river. We yelled and woke everyone up but we got drawn down the biggest chute. We lost all the remaining beer, the boom box, wallets, backpacks, clothes, all sorts of stuff, no cell phones back then.
Everyone and most of the floaty stuff wound up at the bottom, nobody got hurt, and the bus took us back to sunrise, sunburned, hung over, hungry, exhausted, and broke.
 
2021-06-04 11:53:32 PM  

skiinstructor: Csb: me and about twenty friends rented rafts july 4 at sunrise landing, american river, sacramento, ca. and brought what we had, rafts for the coolers, plenty of innertubes and way too much beer, fireworks, food, water, all set up for six hours on the river. (There were probably fifty if not more groups equipped just like us)

Launch in and start drinking. Fireworks and water balloons and super soakers and more drinking, for 3 or 4 hours. Eventually everyone passed out with a sunburn. I woke up and woke up a couple of the guys, and our group was out there alone, and there's this...noise.
Right at that point the river divided into four snaking channels that descended pretty steeply into the next portion of the river. We yelled and woke everyone up but we got drawn down the biggest chute. We lost all the remaining beer, the boom box, wallets, backpacks, clothes, all sorts of stuff, no cell phones back then.
Everyone and most of the floaty stuff wound up at the bottom, nobody got hurt, and the bus took us back to sunrise, sunburned, hung over, hungry, exhausted, and broke.


Ooof.

I just kayaked Kettle Creek, PA. Seven miles, and about a mile of it was shallow riffles. Every 15 minutes or so I hit bottom and had to haul my kayak to the next spot with enough water to keep kayaking. Hell of an adventure but I won't be doing it again until the CFS is high enough.
 
2021-06-05 12:10:53 AM  
Pool floaties are no way to go through whitewater rapids, idiots.
 
2021-06-05 12:24:19 AM  

Fano: [Toobin']


Wow, that's an arcade nostalgia trip. I loved that game at Putt Putt as a little kid.
 
2021-06-05 3:02:55 AM  

WoolyManwich: [Fark user image image 425x578]
Yes, but... what do free feminine hygiene products in Maine schools have to do with broken rafts?


Flex-seal(tm) works for both? By
 
2021-06-05 3:04:02 AM  

MythDragon: WoolyManwich: [Fark user image image 425x578]
Yes, but... what do free feminine hygiene products in Maine schools have to do with broken rafts?

Flex-seal(tm) works for both? By


Somehow I added comment before finishing that sentence. Probably for the best.
 
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