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Old October 4th 11, 06:07 PM posted to rec.boats.paddle
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Default Outrigger Canoe: Recovering From Swamp?

Does anybody have some thoughts on recovering a 2-man outrigger
canoe from swamp in heavy chop?

viz: http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/garyd/ulua.html

The 6-man outrigger procedures all seem to involve bailing like
crazy and hoping water goes out faster than it comes in from
chop.


From what I've read so far, the real solution is two words:
Floatation Bags.

I've also read a couple of articles on "Shake Out" and wonder if
the principle could be applied fore-aft instead of
port-starboard. viz: http://tinyurl.com/6zroo22

One guy had a clever rig - operated by somebody in the water -
that sort of levered bags full of water over the gunwale.
viz: http://tinyurl.com/4346jmd

Another described a procedure where air-filled bags were deployed
in such a way that righting the hull would roll it up on the
bags, dumping water as it came over.

Finally, I wonder if a broken wing config could be flipped up on
to the broken wing ama in such a way as to dump water and then be
let down relatively empty - without too high a probability of
turtle-Ming the thing - analogous to the air-filled bag approach.

Actual experiences?
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