My question concerns which way is the best to float a zodiac style boat downriver. I have a 12ft Achilles that I have used a couple of years.......always floated nose first in the past. My thinking was that the flat transom would be great for the current to push against and it is..........but I got caught on a submerged rock right at the transom(I heard it scrape bottom for the length of the boat), but it caught at the junction of the keel and transom.
2 seconds later my boat is so full of water I could not even spit more in. The now captive flat transom allowed the current to swell into the boat in the-blink-of-an-eye. All is well as I managed to lumber to the bank and drain everything out (side note-waterproof bags are only waterproof when they are closed). I have floated many times this way but now I wonder if floating butt-first might be better. Haven't tried it yet.
What say you?