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Mystery Move at The Buffet



This squirt spot above is not far from Portland, on the Washougal. There's another good squirt spot on the Clackamas.
I just acquired a squirt boat, and this is what it is designed to do.
I think it was made by Jim Snyder.

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neptunia67
Sep. 4th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC)
I don't quite get what's happening there. The boat is traveling on the river bottom? The boat looks flat and very pointed. Can you roll one of those? Are they more for play than travel?
liveonearth
Sep. 4th, 2010 02:34 am (UTC)
Only for play. The boat "flies" underwater like a wing in air, it catches currents and goes down, and floats along like a submarine. Hard to roll. Uncomfortable. Weird. Fun.
neptunia67
Sep. 4th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)
Interesting! I'm assuming you can force it upward whenever you're ready. Is there a danger of getting "stuck" on the bottom? Does it have a quick release like a normal kayak?
liveonearth
Sep. 4th, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
You can come back up by tilting your hips--the bouyancy will cause it to plane back to the surface. They do get stuck on the bottom more than normal kayaks---because they GO down there. And they are harder to get out of, because the deck is so flat that your legs have to be lubricated to get them in. =-]
neptunia67
Sep. 4th, 2010 02:59 am (UTC)
Yikes! Sounds crampy.
liveonearth
Sep. 4th, 2010 03:17 am (UTC)
Yep. Most paddlers (who have ever heard of it) consider squirtists to be insane. And to some degree, it's true.
neptunia67
Sep. 4th, 2010 03:47 am (UTC)
Haha - squirtists... not squirters? ;-)

It does sound a bit mad.
rick_day
Sep. 4th, 2010 05:35 am (UTC)
I heard the rumor you were a squirter...
liveonearth
Sep. 5th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Mmmmm hmmm and how far!
rick_day
Sep. 5th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC)
the rumor? At least.. as far as Atlanta....
hausfrauatu
Sep. 4th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Wow. That was like a short film about why I am afraid to go in kayaks.

It's just not my element, but I do see the appeal. Have fun playing!
liveonearth
Sep. 5th, 2010 04:29 am (UTC)
Ha! All kayaking is not as crazy as squirting. But it's close.
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