Originally Posted by Louisiana
Hello MountainBuzz world, I just found you guys and just in time.
I am I the process of trying to plan a raft trip from eagle Alaska down to the Bearing sea on the Yukon river using a 16' self bailing NRS raft. Just picked it up used for $1,000 so I think I did go there. Besides a couple trips on some guided white water trips, I am completely new to the raft sceen. I have experience with sea kayaks, white water kayaks, canoes and I work as a river boat captain so I have plenty of river experience, just no raft experience.
Questions right off the top
1- any way to make an educated guess on how long it should take to raft 1400 miles? I'm guessing 2-3 months. is that event close?
2- Oar size for a 16' boat for a big river?
3- the boat currently has 4 thwarts. should I leave the ones closest to the bow and stern in place when I put the frame on her?
4-any one have experience flying a raft out of a place one a trip is complete? can it be done?
any thing else any one can think of in the way of advice is more than welcome. thanks
Louisiana, did you do a Yukon float?
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