Canoe whilst raining?

Asking an age old question here, what do you do if you go canoeing and it starts raining?

Me and my boys are afraid the canoe would fill up and a titanic situation would unfold.

Now we’ve heard the so called bleach bottle method , but need more options come on people

7 Answers

  • Bill
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Canoeing in the Rain should not be a big issue unless it is a major storm or their is lightning in the area.

  • F
    Lv 6
    4 weeks ago

    You get wet and water gets into the canoe  anyway, so what’s the problem ?

  • fuzzy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    One inch of rain will put less than an inch of water in the canoe so no problem with rain (Unless you're expecting about 12" of rain in an hour. However you will get wet if it rains - big deal

  • 1 month ago

    What do you do? You get wet and keep going.  It's not going to fill with rainwater unless you're in the Amazon.

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Multiple bailing buckets is the best option (bleach bottles work great or any bottle with a handle) - the biggest problems would be on a river and the river flow rates rise rapidly turning parts of the river into class III or above rapids. On a lake winds often accompany thunder shower causing larger than expected breaking waves. 

    It would be VERY rare for rain to sink a canoe - that would about 10-15 inches of rain in a very short time.

  • 2 months ago

    That would take a lot of rain, but could theoretically happen.  Best to head to shore during a storm.  

    If the canoe did start to fill up with water, anything would work to bail it out.  Your shoe, your cap, even your bare hand .

    When all else fails, you can get out into the water, roll the canoe over to dump the water out, and then climb back in.   Best to practice climbing into a canoe from the water before .

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You open your umbrella.  If you do not have one, go home.

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