Gear Garage Q & A Tuesday Show | October 3rd, 2023
This week's podcast is the audio version of Zach's live Q&A show, where he answers submitted questions we receive from viewers.
Questions that Zach covered this episode
Topic: Grab Lines
What are your thoughts on this type of grab line (if that's the right term)?
Saw this with an outfitter on the Penobscot. It's maybe a 1.5 foot long section of 1" rope with a big knot tied at the end. Anchored to a D ring in center of each thwart. One per person. Doesn't seem like it could entangle any body parts.
Thoughts vs this style of handle?
Topic: CA Boating
It would be cool to hear your opinion on the Illinois vs Tuolumne since you ran the T this year.
A CA progression list like your one for OR would be interesting as well. Thanks for all the great content!
Topic: Rogue Trip Questions
m organizing a private rafting trip on the Rogue Wild & Scenic. Late October. I’ve done it many times. But my son in law is new to it. He is telling me that he wants to make the trip in fishing chest waders, rain jacket and Type V PFD. I am concerned that the chest waders are a death trap if he takes a swim at Blossom Bar etc. Another young man joining us, extremely good fishing partner, insists this is okay and will do same. I am whitewater rescue certified and have taken some gnarly swims in both neoprene and my dry suit. I was never more terrified than when I slipped in the Deschutes and my chest waders filled even with the belt. My question is, do I insist on No Waders - swim in your skivvies for all I care, but I will not take you if you insist on wearing chest waders (even with a top rated vest)?
I’m not “trip leader” - just the grumpy old man. Do I just shut up?