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Discussion: Gnu

in: silkychrome; silkychrome > 2016-01-31

Feb 1, 2016 6:51 PM # 
If it helps, we learned in Alaska (after flipping on the banks of in a glacial creek!) that stowing gear in the middle beam is key for weight distribution, especially in moving water.
Feb 1, 2016 7:13 PM # 
I suggest coming up with a backrest for the bow paddler. Just sitting on the center tube and/or packs is not sufficient after 6 hrs+ of paddling.
Feb 2, 2016 2:21 AM # 
good tips! keep 'em coming! we have 1 more pool sesh before Belize.
Feb 2, 2016 2:39 AM # 
Totally agree with JayXC. Especially on flat water sections.

One more -- for you, in particular, a small foam pad/piece of clothing/even wearing bike shorts will do wonders for your comfort, sitting on the seam of the beam :)
Feb 2, 2016 2:40 AM # 
Also, the Gnu is amazing. We had other packrafts when we did Untamed in 2012, and the Gnu feels like a small kayak in comparison. You'll have a blast.
Feb 9, 2016 7:23 PM # 
any tips on repair of a small hole? we inflated our team's 2nd boat last night and located a small leak. right now the plan is Tyvek tape on the inside and AquaSeal on the outside.
Feb 9, 2016 8:03 PM # 
Our boats came with a repair kit. If you don't have one I'd contact Alpaca and see if you can get one from them.
Feb 9, 2016 8:05 PM # 
yep we got the repair kit plus i had ordered some extra supplies, the Tyvek tape being one of them. Brent and Abby just sent me this link: which is much better than the info that comes with the repair kit.
Feb 10, 2016 1:18 AM # 
Glad he/we could help :)
Feb 10, 2016 1:24 AM # 
Nice, that is helpful.

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