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    Default How it used to be................!

    Amazing what can be done with 25HP............if you have enough gas.....!



    http://youtu.be/TZStv-Z04tw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZStv...tailpage#t=54s
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    Thanks for posting that.
    When men were men, and Alaska was still the last frontier.

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    Thats very cool.
    My grandfather used to run the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson (and back sometimes) in his home made 22' wooden river boat, 25 horse Johnson. That boat would always be LOADED! The run up was always WOT all day long for 3-4 days. The old Johnson never missed a beat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yukoner View Post
    Thats very cool.
    My grandfather used to run the Yukon from Whitehorse to Dawson (and back sometimes) in his home made 22' wooden river boat, 25 horse Johnson. That boat would always be LOADED! The run up was always WOT all day long for 3-4 days. The old Johnson never missed a beat.
    Nothing better than old johnsons that don't miss a beat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    Nothing better than old johnsons that don't miss a beat!
    I wish I had said that.
    Never wrestle with a pig.
    you both get dirty;
    the Pig likes it.

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    Thanks again for posting that. Great video of what it used to be like in Alaska and still is in remote areas. Hard to believe they busted through that much ice, ran out of fuel, and strapped two boats together and still made it home.

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    Great post Gramps, I was just at a birthday party talking with one of those sourdoughs. Talking about George lake and how great the duck hunting use to be. Man the stories he had. It was like a step back in time. Thanks again for the post!

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