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Old 09-16-2014   #21
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Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
Noatak = Slow-a-tak.

Still, it has the advantage of being prettier than the Yukon.

To the OP--consider doing Eagle to the Dalton, and taking out there. Or putting in @ the Dalton and floating out to the coast. Eagle to the coast would be, imho, waaaaaaaaaay too much of a 'good thing'.

Safe travels either way.

Yes after reading thru some of AlaskaJims in-put I have decided to float form Eagle to Dalton. Logistics just seem to be much easier than flying out with that much gear.

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Old 09-23-2015   #22
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Originally Posted by Louisiana View Post
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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