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by Henry Gresham
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accident on Spring
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Accident on Spring

Any more info on sink hole drowning on Spring River? Like PDFs/vests, experience, throw ropes, water temp, etc? Seems like a really freaky accident. Also victim seems to have lost his life trying to help others.
by Henry Gresham
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Paddling Videos
Topic: Boxley to Ponca March 30 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 5106

Boxley to Ponca March 30 2018

A few NW chapter ACC members floated from Boxley to Ponca on the Buffalo Friday March30. One section was pretty hairy; the river had changed during the recent floods. The main channel was now mostly dry, while a secondary channel had become the new main channel. It was an S-turn with several root ba...
by Henry Gresham
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Paddling Videos
Topic: My take on setting up a Z Drag for boat recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: My take on setting up a Z Drag for boat recovery

Okieboater, thanks for the post. I'll check it out. My river rescue skills are very basic, mainly from Rob's course. The Z Drag thing was to practice and convince myself I could set it up if needed.
by Henry Gresham
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Paddling Videos
Topic: My take on setting up a Z Drag for boat recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 643

My take on setting up a Z Drag for boat recovery

I took Rob Moody's SWR L4 course, and got his excellent instruction on setting up a "Z Drag" rope and pulley system to recover a boat pinned in the river by water pressure. At his suggestion, I bought the parts needed to assemble my own "unpin" kit. But setting up a proper Z Drag isn't intuitive nor...
by Henry Gresham
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACC & Facebook
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: ACC & Facebook

Gordon, you're right, I should have been more specific and referenced the forum. The general website does have nice features. But since this has somewhat morphed into a discussion of privacy and security, I'll add a few more comments. I used to use Windows on my computer, from Win1.0 thru Win7. When...
by Henry Gresham
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ACC & Facebook
Replies: 9
Views: 688

ACC & Facebook

I suppose everyone who reads or watches any news now knows what Facebook does with your personal data and all your contacts. And remember when they live streamed the torture of a disabled kid in Chicago about a year ago? Is it any wonder that some NWA ACC members aren't keen on Facebook? Why does th...
by Henry Gresham
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Paddling Videos
Topic: Mulberry River float Mar 3 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 593

Mulberry River float Mar 3 2018

Kayaks, canoes and SUPs ran from Wolf Pen to Byrd's CG after the early March rains. My battery quit before the best water, like Whoop & Hollar, but got some footage. Rob Moody really showed his SUP WW skills. Fun day.

by Henry Gresham
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Daggar Mamba 8.6 creeker kayak for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Re: Daggar Mamba 8.6 creeker kayak for sale

Hey, guys & gals, paddling season upon us. I've still got this boat for sale. Gotten some nibbles, but no takers yet.
by Henry Gresham
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Paddling Videos
Topic: Buffalo River paddle Apr 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Buffalo River paddle Apr 2017

My first attempt at posting a paddling video. Arther Bowie and I paddled the Buffalo from Steele Creek to Kyle's last April. Windy, mild day, with water a little low and cold, but beautiful. Modest crowd. Nothing too exciting in video, just Buffalo beauty. Camera was Sony Action Camera, editing with...
by Henry Gresham
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NW Chapter Events Update
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: NW Chapter Events Update

Recovering from a cold, but plan to be there if recovered. I suppose there's a public parking area and launch site?
by Henry Gresham
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Daggar Mamba 8.6 creeker kayak for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 500

Daggar Mamba 8.6 creeker kayak for sale

Daggar Mamba 8.6 creeker WW kayak for sale. Not giving up kayaking, just switching more & more to my Daggar crossover. This 2014 model is in good shape, with minor rock rash. Comes with factory documents, Bombshelter sprayskirt XL/XL, float bags front & rear, and all factory fitting pads. Has 2 GoPr...
by Henry Gresham
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missing paddler on Buffalo
Replies: 1
Views: 707

Missing paddler on Buffalo

News reports say two canoe paddlers were in trouble in vicinity of Kyle's; one trapped on an island, and maybe rescued by now. The other is missing. Search underway until nightfall today Wed 4/26/17. A cooler and floatation device were recovered. Pray.
by Henry Gresham
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Buffalo is up - any interest in paddling
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Buffalo is up - any interest in paddling

Just 2 of us, but trip was great. Weather was perfect. Water level made a few shoals "scratchy", but everything was floatable. I left the Mamba in drydock, and took my rec boat. And NO swimming! Also, from Ponca to Kyles there were no unusual hazards to report on.
by Henry Gresham
Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Buffalo is up - any interest in paddling
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Re: Buffalo is up - any interest in paddling

This impromptu trip is ON! A couple of us meeting tomorrow (Sat 2/17/17) at 9:30am at Buffalo Outdoor Center (BOC). Anyone interested, meet there or meet us at Ponca low water bridge parking area.
by Henry Gresham
Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Buffalo is up - any interest in paddling
Replies: 3
Views: 471

Buffalo is up - any interest in paddling

The Buffalo at Ponca is very floatable. Anyone interested in paddling canoe or kayak from Ponca to Steele or Kyle's tomorrow Saturday 2/17/17? If so, text or phone me at 479-3 six six- six 3 7 nine. Or email hwgresham@gmail.com. Nothing planned yet, just hoping.