Originally Posted by chile66
Granted you would not be able to use them as late as September.
As someone who has boated the Main over the past 20 years I have witnessed, to my mind, the increasingly frivolous use of jet boats. They were originally grandfathered in to service the inholdings along the river. They have pushed that envelope way beyond anything remotely connected to pure "servicing." Unless you enjoy seeing more and more jetboat traffic, how can you in good conscience use them to avoid the shuttle. If you would prefer not to see more and more use suck it up and do the shuttle.
I might add that with increased use I have noticed less consideration for rafters.
I have never had any issues with jet boats in the 20 years I have floated the main.
On a side note; there have been times where jetboats have willfully motored rafters out of the canyon than need medical attention. Is that not a service?? jetboaters have always been a part of the main experience. Let us not pit a us against them thing here. We will need to work together to insure success for both rafters and jetboaters on the river in the future.