Yakima River 7.22-24

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Ed Call, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Golfman, I'm no expert when it comes to anything "boat", but I can attest to the maneuverability of the Assault compared to the Watermaster as I have owned and rowed both. I believe the rocker design of the Assault is the key. The Watermaster, lacking the rockered hull, may give a sense of a bit more stability on the water as there is simply more boat on the water, but I never felt like the Assault was unstable by any stretch of the imagination. Had I been a more experienced rower I probably would have gone through the area where we pulled out, and even as an inexperienced rower I was tempted, but the consequences of a missed line would have been ugly at best.
    With only a couple of floats under my belt I can say I'm very happy with my purchase of the Assault.
  2. golfman65 dude...

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    blaine wa.
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    Good call on your choice, I thought that might be the case and I wouldn't worry at all about stability with it as it should be fine..
    Thanks for the reply
  3. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Bitterroot is spot on. Both great boats. Assault with rocker is more nimble.