I used to do a bit of singlehanded canoeing back before I learned that there were such things as sea kayaks, and I frequently practiced capsizing and clambering into the canoe without touching the bottom. There is quite a trick to learning how to do this (at least it was for me) and I never had to try it in waves. Also, my canoe was outfitted with air bags so it wasn't swamped when I flipped it upright. Without airbags, forget about it. Without a drysuit and swimming with a (presumably) swamped canoe, I'm sure I wouldn't have faired any better.
: No mention of PFD's either in the article. i watched the video and
: it looks like they� had flotation cushions but no PFDs.
: Canoe self rescue is not easy. A few years back we had an ACA canoe
: instructor do some self rescue and once it gets fairly flooded
: it's really tough if not impossible especially� if you're
: soaking in frigid water.
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