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    Default Re: Canoe dump -- 3 out of 4 dead

    Your link says two survived. Still. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Ah, good point. I was fooled by the line that "one man made it to shore".

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    Sad when life preservers are relatively cheap.
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    Sad when life preservers are relatively cheap.
    Yep.

    He was one of four men canoeing near Hickory Beach, when their vessel flipped over around 2:35am.
    So's a fifth of vodka.

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    Default Re: Canoe dump -- 3 out of 4 dead

    Overloaded canoe at 2 am?

    Probably not making good decisions at that point.

    I shakes me head

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    Default Re: Canoe dump -- 3 out of 4 dead

    Never take a dump in a canoe with 3 other people in it.

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    Default Re: Canoe dump -- 3 out of 4 dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Steamboat View Post
    Sad when life preservers are relatively cheap.
    And much more comfortable than when I was young.

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    Canoes do not flip over. I earned a canoeing certificate from the State of Maine YMCA camp and I owned a 16 ft Old Town Otca. I never had a canoe "flip". I did however, capsize and flood canoes intentionally a number times, and recovered.

    Also, NEVER leave a capsized boat to swim to shore. The shore is farther than you think.

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    Default Re: Canoe dump -- 3 out of 4 dead

    Quote Originally Posted by ahp View Post
    Canoes do not flip over. I earned a canoeing certificate from the State of Maine YMCA camp and I owned a 16 ft Old Town Otca. I never had a canoe "flip". I did however, capsize and flood canoes intentionally a number times, and recovered.

    Also, NEVER leave a capsized boat to swim to shore. The shore is farther than you think.
    Growing up lakeside in an "unorganized township" of Maine, it seems inconceivable to passively wait for rescue authorities or a rare passerby - you might wait for days. And we had already practiced swimming across the lakes we frequent, as part of measuring yourself against the environment. MOST of Maine is like this - a place you won't see or depend on ambulances or police:

    The unorganized territory of Maine (UT), is that area of Maine having no local, incorporated municipal government.
    ...
    The unorganized territory consists of over 400 townships, plus many coastal islands that do not lie within municipal bounds. The UT land area is slightly over one half the area of the entire State of Maine.
    You may be right about flipping unlikely on a lake, although the sudden gust front of a violent cold front can be a handful. My summer camp canoed down Maine's wild Allagash river and we flipped all kinds of canoes and wrapped them around boulders. The fiberglass ones would explode into splinters but the aluminum ones could be unwrapped and refloated, although wrinkly and overloaded with supplies retrieved from glass boats.
    Last edited by rudderless; 10-07-2017 at 06:57 PM.

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    If you are close to shore, don't try to swim the distance. Use the canoe as flotation and paddle to shore. Yes, it will take time.

    Otherwise, learn how to free the canoe of water and climb in. It can be done, at least two different ways.

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    Default Re: Canoe dump -- 3 out of 4 dead

    stay with the boat. If you have to step (down) into the life raft your leaving to soon.

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