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lining a canoe upriver
Posted by Gary on May 11 2003
The method is preformed with the use of 2 ropes: or better, one long rope tied near the front (as Micheal stated) and the other end tied near the stern.  Using the long line, drape the middle over your bank - side shoulder and adjust the rope so the bow is pulling at a quarting angle towards the center of the stream.  You'll constantly be adjusting the angle as you walk/stumble upriver.  It works on the same basic method as the Russian River Ferry, only your legs provide the upstream movement and the current keeps the canoe away from the bank.  Pick a hot day to do it, because if the banks are lined with brush, you'll get very wet.
Gary

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