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Title: Canoe tip I stumbled across online
Post by: PetrifiedWood on July 03, 2014, 03:28:42 PM
I was looking for some fishing spots here in Utah when i came across this page.

Thought it might make for some interesting discussion.

http://www.utahfishinginfo.com/tips/empty_swamped_canoe.php (http://www.utahfishinginfo.com/tips/empty_swamped_canoe.php)
Title: Re: Canoe tip I stumbled across online
Post by: wolfy on July 03, 2014, 03:59:52 PM
That is one of the techniques used to pass the B.S.A. CANOEING merit badge requirements.  It ain't easy, but it can be done.   After righting the swamped canoe, it is then brought alongside and parallel to the rescuer's boat.  The rescuer holds the gunwales of both boats together tightly with his hands and the swimming boater then climbs aboard his righted and stabilized boat's offside.  It's much easier if the two canoes are tightly tied together at the carry or middle thwart for additional stability. :canoe:
Title: Re: Canoe tip I stumbled across online
Post by: hunter63 on July 03, 2014, 04:34:42 PM
Great find....excellent article.

This can be done with out another canoe near by, by one person, or two is better, and both wearing PFD even better yet.

Canoe upside down....swim under, place feet on one gunnel and grab the other side with your hands...lift as best as you can, kick up and flip with your hands.
Idea is to "roll over in the air"......when it lands should be floating. but may have some of water in it.

Now slither back in....if two people are there, one hold steady.... and you slither in for the other side.....repeat.

Then using your hands scoop water out ......now go find your stuff.

If you were prepared, you will have a spare paddle ties inside.
This is actually not that difficult, and does work.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guDmxl4kVsU

And like the article says, summer on a calm lake in swim suits and PFD's is the time to practice.

Fast moving rivers, in waders and heavy coat.....just t=stay with the boat till you can get to shore.
Title: Re: Canoe tip I stumbled across online
Post by: Dano on July 03, 2014, 09:25:48 PM
I remember learning that, but what I remember most is racking myself doing the single person entry from the water....it still hurts just thinking about it!
Title: Re: Canoe tip I stumbled across online
Post by: Punty on July 09, 2014, 09:39:33 AM
  I keep a rope tied to the midship thwart. I am generally alone when using my canoe.

  What you do is sort of belly flop onto the top of the overturned canoe, holding the rope, and then stand up and let yourself fall backwards holding onto the rope, feet planted on the far side. You kind of have to heave on the rope to get 'er started, and just fall backward pulling the canoe upright.
 
   I don't try to get back in when I do that, but it's pretty easy to pull the canoe along when it is  right side up. I say "easy" as a relative term, because it can be exhausting, but a lot easier than pulling a capsized canoe.
Title: Re: Canoe tip I stumbled across online
Post by: zammer on July 09, 2014, 01:29:04 PM
I remember learning that, but what I remember most is racking myself doing the single person entry from the water....it still hurts just thinking about it!

LMAO...ouch!