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Arturo
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Rafting

Post by Arturo » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:10 am

Rafting or white water rafting is the challenging recreational outdoor activity of using an inflatable raft to navigate a riveror other bodies of water. This is often done on white water or different degrees of rough water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid-1970s, evolving from individuals paddling 10 feet (3.0 m) rafts with double-bladed paddles to multi-person rafts propelled by single-bladed paddles and steered by a tour guide at the stern. It is considered an extreme sport, and can be fatal.

The modern raft is an inflatable boat, consisting of very durable, multi-layered rubberized (hypalon) or vinyl fabrics (PVC) with several independent air chambers. Typical lengths vary from 6 m (20 ft) (with a width of 2.5 m (8 ft)) down to very portable single-person packrafts which may be as small as 1.5 metres (4.9 ft) long and weigh as little as 4 pounds (1.8 kg).

Rafts come in a few different forms. In Europe and Australasia, the most common is the symmetrical raft steered with a double-bladed paddle at the stern. Other types are the asymmetrical rudder-controlled raft, the symmetrical raft with central helm (oars), and Stern Mounts with the oar frame located at the rear of the raft. Rafts are usually propelled with ordinarypaddles and or oars and typically hold 4 to 12 persons. In Russia, rafts are often hand made and are often a catamaran style with two inflatable tubes attached to a frame; pairs of paddlers navigate on these rafts. Catamaran style rafts have become popular in the western United States as well, but are typically rowed instead of paddled.

Indonesia, 1980, S.G.?, Scott; 1070.

Chile, 1996, S.G.?, Scott; 1185a.

Zimbabwe, 1999, S.G.?, Scott;827.

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Re: Rafting

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Zimbabwe, 1999, S.G.?, Scott; 827.
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Re: Rafting

Post by Arturo » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:43 pm

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Poland 2005, S.G.?, Scott: 3773d.
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Re: Rafting

Post by Arturo » Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:34 pm

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Israel 1998, S.G.?, Scott:?
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Re: Rafting

Post by Arturo » Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:12 pm

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Spain 2006, S.G.?, Scott: 3380e.
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Re: Rafting

Post by aukepalmhof » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:16 pm

Norway 1993 4k50 sg 1160, scott 1037.
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