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Old 03-02-2014   #11
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Originally Posted by carvedog View Post
I took an 18 foot bucket boat on my trip. I have to say I had some…..'issues' in Horn where the bucketness of it might have saved me from a flip, but I think I might take a flip and not having to bail and bail and bail.....
That might be the strongest self bailer commercial one could post.

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Old 03-02-2014   #12
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Got a buddy with an 18' avon he takes it everywhere except low water. It hauls everything I think he even has a huge yeti which is too heavy when full to lift it out of the boat

He's got some pythons for arms however

Hey, if you want me to take a dump in a box and mark it "guaranteed", I will. I got spare time.
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Old 03-02-2014   #13
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Originally Posted by BilloutWest View Post
That might be the strongest self bailer commercial one could post.
I was very thankful that someone would loan me a boat to make the trip. A great old Havasu. After I spent layover day number two patching pinholes in the floor I was even able to run, very carefully, run a few days without bailing in the lower canyon.

But that is the last time I ran a bucket boat and I don't miss it at all.

And Sembob - welcome to the buzz. I see you just joined a few days ago.

Mostly good folks on here, glad to have you on the forum.
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Old 03-02-2014   #14
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Thanks Carvedog. I feel I am among peers for sure.
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Old 03-02-2014   #15
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18' Riken self bailer on the buzz!
Pool and a pond... Pond be good for you.
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Old 03-02-2014   #16
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Check out my YouTube channel under neffdaddy if you want to look at my setup. There's some Yankee jim and boat eater footage in there. Hope to see you on the river, I'll be keeping an eye out for that big Riken. Can't miss me. Big pinkish maravia. You will want a big trailer for that thing. I have a 16' double axle car hauler for mine. Takes 4 to load it. I can do it alone with a come along and some persuasion.
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Old 03-02-2014   #17
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Originally Posted by Sembob View Post
Thanks guys, the Riken I've been considering is on NRS gear swap. It looks like a good solid self bailer. Very good price and I thought I would put it up for sale at trips end. I think my Avon would do quite well as it is quite large and tracks super good. It is mostly a matter of bailing all the damn time.
We took our old 18' Avon bucket this year and appreciated it every second. If buckets excel in one place its the Grand. We started calling it the Fallout Shelter because everyone wanted to ride it through the big ones.

And we never had to bail "that much" except in Lava but I was glad for every ounce of water in that beast for that ride. Every other time we were done bailing in a matter of minutes.

Save the $$$ and use the bucket in a place it is brilliantly designed for. Plus, with all of the flat water down there it helps to have a boat that tracks like a champ.

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Old 03-03-2014   #18
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18 ft riken self bailer - Mountain Buzz Gear Swap
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Old 03-04-2014   #19
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No problem pimping your own boat. Full disclosure is nice and will usually get you further.
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Old 03-04-2014   #20
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If you want to stir some more interest, consider posting more pictures of the boat, frame, and gear included. that boat should sell pretty quick at that price.

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