004 | BowloaderS: Safety & Comfort

Show Notes

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Timestamps:

  • 00:23 Intro

  • 02:00 Defining bowloaders and types

  • 05:37 Our experiences with bowloaders

  • 08:27 Safety aspects

  • 09:24 Dangers of flipping and possible entanglement

  • 13:54 Hypothermia and the importance of proper attire

  • 16:21 Proprioception and learning about the size of the boat

  • 19:28 Coping with visual challenges 

  • 25:13 Counting heads - and launching aspects

  • 27:38 Water quality - and oh, all that water!

  • 29:39 Adventures (aka ‘Be sure to look before you descend into the belly of the beast’)

  • 34:44 Comfort and proper clothing

  • 44:15 The ‘cockpit’ and challenges with the physical structures in the bow

  • 57:46 Shout out: Nik Kurmakov

  • 58:24 Quick pick