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Old 02-23-2019   #21
 
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Bell 206E...

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Thanks! there's a fair bit of capacity, 1400lbs, my partner and I weighed in at 1100lb with our gear when we just camped(and we brought a lot of extras) but brought a water master to fish the other side. So as long as we keep it under 300 it should be fine. We also brought 50lbs of water so we could save some room there. The ride isn't cheap so want to keep it to one trip!

Do you think 13' would be too small? Ideally 12 or 13 would be nice for my solo fishing but I do have the Scadden for those days.
Would that hilicopter be a Bell 206. Sounds like from the uasble load, around 1400 lbs? Just curious.

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Old 02-23-2019   #22
 
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Would that hilicopter be a Bell 206. Sounds like from the uasble load, around 1400 lbs? Just curious.
I believe so yes.
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Pickup trucks...

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I believe so yes.
Bell 206(two blade) and Bell 407(four blade) are the standard puckup trucks of hilicopters for carrying gear, I have a few hours in both. A Hyside, hypalon will roll very small(for tight quarters) and they have a very good reputation for holding up very well for many years. 12 ft.,13 ft., 14 ft. Your choice, really. Sounds like fun times in the makings.
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Old 02-24-2019   #24
 
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Here's the bird, and my ugly mug. If my memory is correct it's an Astar?
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Old 02-24-2019   #25
 
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Dammm, I need a fishing trip!
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Old 02-24-2019   #26
 
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There’s a brand newish hyside 13.5 in the classifieds. I love my hysides!
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I'm more familiar with float planes but with 1400 pounds capacity I could fit 4 people and 2 rafts per load and cut my costs . There are other benefits for having 4 on a trip such as safety and extra help for portaging.


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Old 02-24-2019   #28
 
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Nice, The fishing looks great, definitely worth the dollars. The AStar performance is very close to the Bell's mentioned above, plus he's packing a saddle bag on the side which cuts down on his usable load(weight carring capacity of the hilicopter). If your going to hang it out there for a week, with a single boat in isolated country, a sat-phone is probably not a bad idea. Too much fun.
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Helicopter not Hilicopter(spelling) in my posts above. I screwed that up.
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Old 02-24-2019   #30
 
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Initially Iíd suggest a Super Puma, but youíll want to factor weight. Iíd guess itís ~135# & add ~40-50# for a NRS frame. As mentioned earlier a Hyside would be fine too but I donít expect the weight savings would be significant. The bigger factor is what can you live without as it sounds like you have around 600# of gear which seems kinda high. Changing to a water filter and 2-3 jugs will fit in the boat much better. 50 gallons takes a lot of space.


Ok, so I previously read 50# as 50 gal. My bad. 50# isnít that much.
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