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  Posted by: QCHiker on Dec-05-12 9:16 PM (EST)

What percentage of those you paddle with carry throw bags,(not counting dedicated tow lines)?I carry a throw bag when out canoeing on whatever river I'm on.

What percentage of them have the throw bag quickly available? Mine is attached to a thwart by a quick release buckle.

Have you ever seen practice with throw bags on a paddle? I usually practice at work as I work on a Fire dept and also teach Ice rescue where we use throw bags.

Do you know if you can throw from your boat & if so how far & what changes as far as throw technique? you can only throw as far as the length of rope you have. Most people can usually throw a bag out about 50-60 ft so I always suggest a 75 ft rope.

If you miss, how long does it take you for a second try? As fast as I can recoil and throw the coil. I have a rubber dog toy at the one end of my bag filled with spray in foam insulation that aids when doing a second chance throw.

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