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Old 1 Week Ago   #31
 
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Ya, with a nasty hangover and another divorce, not a pretty sight, but exciting.
That's funny!!

Although I do believe ALL river folks are a hot mess in one way or another.

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Old 1 Week Ago   #32
 
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I left the at motor home twice. Rowed my flexy 13 foot Carlisle oars. Thankfully they were flat water trips (labyrinth and San Juan). It was fun
Government rapid was a squeeze. I would be gripped to row big water on a big rig.
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Well. Here's a video clip. A little dramatic but... hey, it's a big freaking boat.

https://youtu.be/TRncyeEy7sQ

Deee-e-cent!

Urethane or hypalon coating for the white?
No issues TIG welding over the rubber?


That's awesome. Serious rig.

Agree with teh other posters, great skill on the motor, too. Really appreciate the quickness with which you T'ed up to the big waves in Lava.


And also appreciate the quality of the edit.
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Old 1 Week Ago   #34
 
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Urethane or hypalon coating for the white?
No issues TIG welding over the rubber?

The white is a prototype alkyd spray system I'm playing with for neoprene. It works shockingly well with little to no prep or adhesion promoters. The durability is in question but this is a great test bed. If it fails, I'll just remove it and coat it with a proven system.

The durability and flame resistance of the neoprene came in handy on numerous occasions. These surplus tubes are surprisingly bomber.
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Nice, I use alkyd enamel hardener with Rustoleum in the gallon can to paint all my gear. Much thicker/harder than bomb cans. Are you seeing any durability issues, or you simply "don't know until you know"?

Not sure if I want to ask about the other occasions! haha
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Are you seeing any durability issues, or you simply "don't know until you know"?
We're kinda in the "read and run" phase. I'll definitely keep you posted.
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man, i think this thread finally pushed me over the line.... time to build a snout!
https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/boa...853786665.html


Edit: not mine and have no clue about it, other than potentially influencing bad boating decisions...
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Old 1 Week Ago   #38
 
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"https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/boa...853786665.html"

Dang It!
My wife would kill me... Please someone buy this so I don't have to.
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If my garage wasn't full of boats and car projects, I'd be on the way down to Flag with a trailer right now.
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Post up your snout rig - frame and trailer pics!

So I had no idea there were so many other snout owners and when I saw yardsells YT video it was awesome to see a whole group of you on one trip! We are not alone!

This thread seems to be a safe place to discuss motor rigs (and I love the thread title), which in some groups you get lynched just for mentioning the M word - Motors - gasp! Id love to see what kind of snout setups everyone is running. If there is already a thread showing off motor rigs and setups, please let me know. Otherwise - Id love to see some pics here.

I am specifically curious about what trailers everyone is running and what your frame setups are. I love thinking and planning and dreaming of frame setups, is that weird?

Our setup was inherited and weve been working to improve it, but my least favorite part is the trailer. I think it is a legit trailer park trailer house trailer and is horrible. But it works for now and its what weve got. I dream of a better built trailer that we could have an easier time loading and unloading the boat.

Our frame setup is decent, but the worst part is weve got the dreaded surplus tubes with the valves on the left side of the tube so our right tube has valves on the inside of the frame. We run with a constant fear of the tube shifting and valves shearing off.

Im going to attempt to post some pics of our setup and Id love to see what everyone else has. The water shot is just from a lake trip we just took to test out our motors and is not how we run the river, but just to give an idea of our rig.
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