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Wednesday, June 25, 2008


We just did a very small part of the American River here in Ca. in the Sea Eagle SE9. Which has Class III rapids however didnt do the Class III but what we did do the Sea Eagle handled it very well. Even got some remarks from others while on the river that it was a nice looking boat.

Sorry to hear about your camera but at least the two of you are safe. I don't think I would have tried that...we would survive that turn over but Sherri would have killed me for letting it happen. LOL

Joe and Sherri

Oh my god... sorry about the camera but glad you are ok. Before giving up on the camera completely try a blow dryer on it... not to hot, but on high so it warms the entire camera and compartments. I have had good success reviving circuit boards and other electronics that were submerged doing this routine. Worth a shot if you don't have insurance.
fans Mark and Bobbie.

Howard, do not be hard on yourself for flipping. Currents in rivers change and your path may not always be the same.
The saying in the motorcycling community is that there are two kinds of riders, Those that have crashed and those that are going to. The same can be said for canoists.

Why not buy a D80 for just a few dollars more and get a much newer bigger mega pixel camera?

Reason #75846 why mothers have gray hair.

I'm sure glad you are OK! IMO your things, including paddles, should be attached to the boat with a leash. I use a fine rope. Did you call Nikon to see if they could repair your camera?

As you probably remember, we are experienced white water rafters. Done a lot of it.

Keys: Always on a clip inside your clothes. Just the single key to get in the car...rest left in car. Hidden key on car just in case.

Paddles: Spare paddle lashed to raft. Very important.

Waterproof cases should be clipped to the raft.

JMO. Nice trip, though. I might look at the 370....

Well, you sold me. I've been pondering the Sea Eagle 330 but was concerned that it might not be sturdy enough. Guess that's been answered! Thanks for being the test dummies. Hmmm. That didn't come out quite right. :)

Howard I have used more than a few different "dry bags" and have never had one that leaked. I use the same testing procedure that you did! lol Did you have it closed properly? Glad you had fun(at first) and are ok.

Okay, let's see.

Thanks for all the well wishes, concern, and advice! I knew much of the advice was coming. :)

We'll see about getting the camera repaired, but I don't think we'll be able to bring it back to life. If not, I'm definitely getting another D40. The D80 is much more camera than I need and it is much bulkier and heavier (plus I already have a comparable D70). :)

Mom, this is why we don't tell you we're doing this stuff before hand. We try to spare you the pre-event worrying gray hairs. :) lol

I love your mom's comment!! :)))

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