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Old 4 Weeks Ago   #61
 
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81’ Shoshone affectionately known as heavy Kevy and the newer hyside named Elvira
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boat names

I call my 14 ft. Riken.......... Sir-lance-a-rock

I call my 16 ft. Sotar cataraft................ Massengale
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My Avon is The Garbage Scow. We haul groovers and shit.


We rented from Moenkopi in 2014 and named our four at the put in:
Mo Betta
Stay in the F-ing Boat
Miss Piggy
Dances with Hippos
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My zephyr is copper colored so we named her Miss Moneypenny.
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My orange 156R is named "The Runaway" due to a unfortunate (almost VERY unfortunate) incident at the Pittsburg landing takeout on hells canyon. After unloading her and taking the frame off, I neglected to pull her completely away from the bank, one of the big 40+ ft jet tour boats came in and spun around causing a big wake the carried her out into the river. A surprisingly fast run for an old fat guy, and a swim later I was able to catch her before she rounded the next bend...getting her back to shore and back up to the ramp with no oars is another story. She tried a similar stunt 2 years later on the main salmon.
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Green 156D is the Tortuga because the kids like Wild Kratts
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Yellow 156R is "The School Bus"
Blue 13.0D is "The Sports Car".




Old Maravia with 24" tubes was "The Man Can"
24oz beer, 24" tubes. Coincidence? I think not!
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Renamed

The woman who helped me name my boat turned me loose after 13 years back in February. I renamed the boat Bumblebee. It is appropriate.

Previous owner called her Falcon. I'm not sure if it's because even though the color is white, it looks gray or if it's because its date of manufacture was the last (or first depending how you count) year of the millennium.

I bought that boat about three years ago. Almost exactly. I get to take her to MF Salmon now. I had to leave her a couple weeks after I bought her to go row a borrowed boat because I didn't have her set up for multi-day yet.


If you look close, you can see Shadow the duck siting quietly waiting for me on the starboard side of the rower's seat. My buddy says I need to rename the raft "Peet,' and then rename the duck "Re-Peet."
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Purple Maravia = Purple Reign
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My orange 156R is named "The Runaway" due to a unfortunate (almost VERY unfortunate) incident at the Pittsburg landing takeout on hells canyon. After unloading her and taking the frame off, I neglected to pull her completely away from the bank, one of the big 40+ ft jet tour boats came in and spun around causing a big wake the carried her out into the river. A surprisingly fast run for an old fat guy, and a swim later I was able to catch her before she rounded the next bend...getting her back to shore and back up to the ramp with no oars is another story. She tried a similar stunt 2 years later on the main salmon.
Even before stories like this I've always been an advocate of tying off my boat every single time, no matter what.

Last year we passed a large group on a huge 18 foot raft who told us where they intended to camp and spend 2 nights before floating out. On the 2nd night we camped just downstream of them and it was not where they intended to.

One of the kids in the group came by our camp and told us they unloaded the boat and all that weight (something like 5 adults and 5 kids plus gear) meant the boat was now floating. I think someone must have been on it but can't remember details... But the crux is that it took a fortunate meeting with someone in a jet boat to reunite the boat with it's owner and contents.


Back in topic... This new to me dark grey Avon bucket boat already had a logo painted in it, so we call her the "Grey Goose".

I think I named the little 13-footer "Becky" because she's a tiny white girl.

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