Hi- has anyone taken a drift boat on Ruby-Horsethief? We have a Hyde. We’ve done Ruby in our raft, but haven’t tried the drift boat. Any concerns? This is for a put-in this weekend (fall/low flow). Thanks!
Took my largish Briggs style Dory down last week and it was a hoot. I'm sure a smaller lighter Driftboat would be a better match. I'd recommend NOT staying at Black Rock 2 since its kinda rocky. You'll have to choose you path well, but its no big deal. I definitely scrapped the bottom a few times but my boat is pretty heavy compared to a fishing Driftboat.
I say let er rip.
Doing Westwater down is another matter....but I suspect you knew that. No comment on how it went for me .
Yes, drift boat works great on Loma to Westwater. I try to do it at least once a year (16' Boulder Boatworks high side). Only problem: the mud and silt in that section of the river makes my boat filthy!
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