How Inflatable Whitewater Rafts “Self Bail”

Jul
24

How Inflatable Whitewater Rafts “Self Bail”

How Inflatable Whitewater Rafts “Self Bail” Guests often ask how the water leaves the boat in a “self bailing” raft. Many rafters assume there is some type of a electric bilge in the rafts, but it so much simpler than that. Self-bailing rafts were introduced in the early 1990’s and have become the industry standard. In both Maine and Massachusetts, Crab Apple Whitewater uses Hyside and Northwest River Supply self-bailing…

Jun
06

Life Jacket Safety for Whitewater Rafting in Maine

Most Important Item on a Whitewater Rafting Trip in Maine The most important item for any whitewater raft trip is a life jacket or personal floatation device (PFD). There are many styles, colors and brands of PFD’s for use in all kinds of recreation and work applications. The Coast Guard classifies life jackets according to the environment in which they are used – these vary from salt water to fresh…

May
17

Sun Protection & Waterproof Sunscreen Tips for Whitewater Rafting

Sun Protection for One-Day Whitewater Rafting Trip Safety is always the number one concern on a whitewater rafting adventure. Trust is placed in an outfitter to provide safe equipment, competent river guides and safe transportation to and from the river. There are also measures that the customer can take to add to the safety of their trip. One of these measures is to bring sunscreen and proper clothing to protect…