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I am a new Water Master owner and an inexperienced rower on moving water with only about 16 hours on the Puyallup & Yakima in a WM Kodiak. I have read a couple of books on whitewater rafting to learn a little more about floating rivers. " River Safety - A Floater's Guide" by Stan Bradshaw brings it home clearly that a book is no substitute for instruction by a professional; going on to state that most experienced boaters who wind up in Montana DFWP accident report files had never had any formal training that would prepare them for a crisis. Where one would go to learn the basics of oarsmanship, navigation, and safety for floating rivers, with fishing rather than running technical water as the reason for being there? Thanks!