any thoughts on how to improve rapids navigation?
Manoeuvering a 2 person canoe can be a bit difficult, I know the person at back has most of the control but sometimes you need the person at the front to help drag you round an obstacle and that person happens to be my partner with not a lot of power
I remember the first year we went, we did a class 1 rapid with all kit in the canoe and I still don't know how but we managed to get stuck on a rock sideways... full on such that we could not get off the rock. We were there for a minute and leaning slightly almost got the canoe full of water. I managed to push off the rock with the paddle a bit later and off we went. I saw the rock but was dragging the paddle on the left side to try and turn round it but needed her to give some hard paddle strokes on the right bow to get it round but failed