Complete Whitewater Rafter

ISBN-10: 007005505X

ISBN-13: 9780070055056

Edition: 1996

Authors: Jeff Bennett
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Description: This book gives an introduction to whitewater rafting. It covers rafting history, boats and equipment to be used, propulsion, paddling technique, running rapids, safety and rescue, advanced rafting, rafting for the handicapped and river conservation.

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/22/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Jeff Bennett has spent his professional life teaching theatre, English, vocal music, and public speaking. In addition to staging more than fifty high school shows, he has directed plays at Queens College, Port Jefferson's Theatre Three, and New York's Cafe La Mama.

Introduction
The First Splash
About the Author
A Little Help from My Friends
What Are You Getting Yourself Into?
How to Use This Book
The Evolution of Rafting From Powell to Paddle Cats The Fremont Expeditions John Wesley Powell Nathaniel Galloway The Post-World War II Era The Self-Bailing Generation The Russian Influence Looking Toward Tomorrow
Get Wet: Your First Rafting Adventure Outfitters Other Ways to Get Wet Clubs and Organizations
Raft Rentals
Equipment: From Oars to Floors, Helmets to Hi-Floats Basic Raft Anatomy Tubes
Panels and Seams
Valves
Thwarts
Floors
Accessories
Footcups Materials Base Fabrics
Coatings Design Characteristics Length and Width
Tube Size
Symmetry
Rise
Waterline
Floors Catarafts Types of Catarafts
Cataraft Design
Characteristics
Rotocats and Plastic Cats Other Types of Rafts North American Rafts
Plohts Purchasing a Raft Traditional Rafts
Catarafts
Used Rafts Frames Traditional Raft Frames
Selecting a Frame
Other Considerations
Cataraft Frames
Cooler Frames Oars Oar Construction; Selecting Oars
Oar Length
Setting Up Oars
Pins and Clips
Oarlocks
Fine Tuning Paddles Essential Riverwear Clothing; Lifejackets
Helmets Saddle Up: Assembling Your Gear and Crew Inflating Your Raft Pumps
Inflating the Raft Rigging the Frame Loading Accessories Spare Oars
Spare Paddles
Bowlines
Handlines
Bail Buckets
Additional Gear Passengers in Oar Rafts Nonpaddlers
Paddle Assists/ Paddle Teams A Solid Foundation
Seating Arrangements
Varying the Size of the Paddle Team
River Morphology: The Dynamics of Running Water A Look Beneath the Surface Water Mechanics
Laminar Flows
Turbulent Flows
Chaos
Helical Currents
Meanders River Characteristics Volume
Gradient Surface Features Tongues
Upstream Vs
Standing Waves
Diagonal Waves
Haystacks
Breaking Waves and Stoppers
Pillows
Undercuts
Rooster Tails
Boils
Holes
Lowhead Dams and Weirs
Waterfalls
Eddies The Big Picture The Rating Game The AWA River-Rating Scale
Fine-Tuning the Scale
Propulsion Basics: Different Strokes for Different Boats Oar Strokes Backrowing
Portegee
Turning
Shipping
Rowing Sweep Boats and Plohts Paddle Strokes Get a Grip
Three Types of Paddle Strokes
Basic Power Strokes
Advanced Power Strokes
Turning Strokes
Bracing
Paddle Captaining: The Art of Whitewater Choreography The Pretrip Lecture Seating the Captain and Crew The Captain's Chair
Seating the Crew Guiding Strokes The Strokes
Experience Is the Key Paddle Commands Basic Commands
Advanced Commands
Fine-Tuning
Handling Lag Time
Handling Overstroking
Your Voice
The Seasoned Team
Whitewater: Running the Rapids Five Types of Maneuvers River Directions Staying Parallel with the Current Ferrying History
Oar Rafts
Paddle Rafts
Apparent Versus Real Course
Ferrying Around Bends Turns and Pivots Sideslips Eddy Maneuvers Putting on the Brakes
Entering Eddies
Staying in Eddies
Exiting Eddies
Capsizing Forces Heading Downriver Reading Rivers
The Two Cs The SAFE System Scout
Analyze
Formulate
Execute The Added Edge Bailing
Highsiding
Digging
Lowering Your Center of Gravity
Beaching Honing Your Skills
Safety and Rescue: Keeping Your Head and Gear Above Water Having What It Takes Pretrip Preparation
Time on the River
Pretrip Discussion Equipment Group Travel Lead and Sweep Rafts
Group Scouting and Rescue Portaging and Lining Self-Rescues Swimming
Rerighting Rafts
Active Swimming
Holes and Dams
Strainers and Sweepers
Pulling Swimmers into Rafts Rope Rescues Throw Bags
Getting Ropes to Swimmers
Belays River Crossings Solo Cr
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