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Old 07-20-2016   #1
 
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You folks here are a corrosive, corrupting influence!

Because of you I just purchased a Hyside Minimax with a aluminum frame, oars, maps of local rivers, and some other accessories. Damn my bank account would be much off if I never visited this place. I could of snagged a Scadden and lived happily ever after if not for you. And spent the difference on wine, women and song.. Now I'll be drowning my sorrows on top of the water instead at the bottom of the river.
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I know, It's enough to drive a man to drink. Your welcome!
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Welcome aboard! Good to do it right first time around, money ahead in the long run.

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The financial carnage never ends! Face it. Just get ready to empty your wallet/bank account at the boat shop/website of your preference. Welcome to the whitewater world and I second the motion to buy it once, buy it right.
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I thought my wife fully rigging her own boat this year would be the end of the draining. The double stacking is getting old very quickly. Obviously, the only answer is another truck and trailer 🙄
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Well zbaird just educated us how to prorated our gear per use, that will go along ways towards justifying gear purchases.

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Those mini-max boats with the welfeltfabrication frames are pimp rigs! I wish I had one, we had 2 on our MF Salmon Trip coming down from boundary at 1.45 feet last year.

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Those mini-max boats with the welfeltfabrication frames are pimp rigs! I wish I had one, we had 2 on our MF Salmon Trip coming down from boundary at 1.45 feet last year.

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Enjoyed the videos.
After much research I came to decision on the Minimax base on many factors. Mainly not a lot of boats in the 10-11 ft size. Construction was a factor as well. Hypalon easy to roll up and durable with an even more durable urethane bottom which endures a substantial amount of the wear where the the "rubber meets the road". Also weight was a huge factor. It is light, frame, raft and accessories came in around 100 pounds. Ain't getting any younger.
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Ya man, I'd buy one, check out threads from john the welder some time to, takes em down the grand, and dirty devil, and all over the place, different frame though that he builds. Gotta love the small boats, kinda limits how much you can take with you sometimes, but that can be a blessing to!
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Kinda feels like cheating sometimes, but then the big hole tries to work ya, and then it's big fun!
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