Originally Posted by brucerducer
Who has experience here with the use of a Pontoon boat in Colorado Rivers?
With rating of Class I (easy rivers for beginners) to Class VI (extreme river drifting) I would like to know what kind of Pontoon Boat I should get?
I see the Colorado River mentioned, the Gunnison, the Arkansas, and of course there are many others. Which Rivers do you feel confident in using a Pontoon Boat in, and what Pontoon in Specific, can you trust?
When the rating refers to a Class IV river, does it mean you just get a Bouncy Ride, or does it mean you have about a 50% to 50% chance of getting overturned in the river?
The latter. And if you are not wearing a life jacket, you have about the same chance of coming out alive.
P.S. I'm certified to guide whitewater trips on the Colorado, Roaring Fork, and Eagle rivers.