Great Pictures and congrats on filling the tags!!
Hmmm....honey on the fence wire breaks cows and horses from challenging the the fence...first lick gets their attention real quick. Maybe bacon grease on the fence for bears....50K volts on the nose or tongue works like the first time you pee on the fence after being told not to do so....don't ask how I know.
EXcellent pictures Mainer. A couple of good looking canoes there.
Those were some great pictures you guys had, and one fun outing I bet! Tried to give you and FB some love, but the **** system will not let me. Anyways, Thanks for Sharing my friend!!! Hey, I jusst broke the Thousand Mark!!!!!
What!!! A Mainer not using an Old Town canoe? What the heck is the world coming!
Looks like a great time, congratulations on the trip and your success and thanks for the pictures.
If all goes well over the winter, I should have an 18 ft. model and a 22 ft. model. One will be made to work best with the 12 horse copperhead (which performs more like a 20 horse by the way) and a 22 ft. made to work best with the future 18 horse copperhead. If the customer goes this route, I'll take care of the package deal and will give a discount if the customer chooses copperhead. If the customer wants to go the mud buddy mini route, than I'm sure there's a dealer in anchorage. New and exciting things are coming from the Copperhead folks too btw which I'm to remain private about until I can do some testing.
Have you tried the copperhead 12 on a Hudson Bay? I have a Hudson Bay with a 15 Honda 4-stroke, but would really like to go with a surface drive. One of the areas I hunt has a hp restriction, so I would be limited to the 12hp. Let me know what you think.
akcarv ...Where are you located? And what are the HP limits there?
I'm in Soldotna, but one of the waterfowl areas I hunt has a hp restriction. It's in the Valley and gets its share of traffic. No other areas that I know of have hp restrictions that would effect me.
Great trip report with tons of info. You guys are going to make me add a canoe to my stable.
"I refuse to let the things I can't do stop me from doing the things I can"
I pushed an estimated 1700 lbs of persons, dog, gear, and supplies up some pretty crazy class ll/class lll water with my prototype. I've gone right over the top of rocks while standing (I have witnesses). This is a true shallow water type boat for sure with a surface drive. It is much different than your old Jet/Zodiac set up because you can go creepy slow or fast, and have about 2000 lb. load capcity. Fast whitewater.......drop that to 1,500 lbs. Another thing.........made in Alaska (not south Korea). Some people pay more for one ATV/with atv meat trailer than what one of these freighters with motor would cost. An important thing to think about with the cost of fuel, and unstable economy. It sure keeps the price of salmon/caribou/bear/moose meat down. I like to add the cost of my gear and divide each dollar by the amount of meat per pound.....it's fun! Still filling the freezer though.....boatin aint over yet.
100 miles against the Yukon River with 1,200 pounds: 10 gallons of gas.