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    Default New Videos running Freighter Canoe

    So being that it's 20 mile river, it doesn't count. I only do a couple trips down there to dip net hooligan, but they aint runnin yet so we decided to head up the right fork of 20 mile. We ran out of daylight around 11:00 PM so had to turn back. On the way back down, I did see a few hooligan surfacing. The motor now has over 130 hrs. of use, and no new parts. Still running strong. Canoes are kind of slow and boring for some folks, so I decided to do some full throttle 25 mph full-tilt turns. You aint trying unless the gunwale touches the water!

    On the way up rivah, we had Dog (110 lbs), two guns ammo and scoped (14 lbs), 12 gallons of gas(80 lbs), my neighbor Lucas (200 lbs), myself (230 lbs), two packs (40 lbs), and two 16 ft. dip nets (10 lbs). All the weight combined probably put us around 740-780 lbs or so. With this load we saw 14-15 mph going up river during the out-going tide. Coming back down, we'd run 18-20 mph. Enjoy and thanks for watchin!


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    Full-tilt 25 mph. turns, I could have gotten 28 mph if I had a little bit of weigh up front:


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    Finally, some shallow water and some banjo music!:


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    Nice videos. Ever run up the the Knik Glacier with that?
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    No, I don't play much round here. Usually up north on Interior rivers and creeks. I only run 20 mile as a first trip of season to get hooligan for the dogs and myself. Thanks!

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    Very nice rig for sure.I'm thinking Allaska canoes may become as famous as Maine canoes.
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    Very nice! Looks like a great ride

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    looks like a fun time for all. Love the videos, Thanks
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    Man, I would love to spend 30 days exploring the Kobuk on that thing


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    Looks like you have her dialed in nice job with the video and your canoe!

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    Looks like one happy kid and dog. Glad you brought him to Alaska, he's in Heaven! Great videos, I loved the music, especially the first fiddle/banjo song, thought I was home there for a second. Thanks for sharing.

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    Looks great Mainer! I can see a lot of fun and value in such a combination. What kind of gph are you getting in that set up?
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    Fuel consumption varies. The GPS is reading 48 miles traveled (two trips so far), we're right at 3 gallons of gas in my six gallon tank. Most of it was full throttle running, which doesn't help. In a canoe, I usually try to stay around 3/4 throttle because I only loose about 1-2 mph off the top speed.

    Going one hundred miles down the Yukon with 1700-1800 lbs we burn 3 gallons of gas.

    Going back up the Yukon with about 1,200 lbs aboard, we burnt 10 gallons of gas for 100 miles of river.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    Fuel consumption varies. The GPS is reading 48 miles traveled (two trips so far), we're right at 3 gallons of gas in my six gallon tank. Most of it was full throttle running, which doesn't help. In a canoe, I usually try to stay around 3/4 throttle because I only loose about 1-2 mph off the top speed.

    Going one hundred miles down the Yukon with 1700-1800 lbs we burn 3 gallons of gas.

    Going back up the Yukon with about 1,200 lbs aboard, we burnt 10 gallons of gas for 100 miles of river.
    That makes it a very attractive combination.....
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    great vids mainer .... I Just took a trip and never left the farm !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak View Post
    Finally, some shallow water and some banjo music!:

    Great Pics! Is that Family Man on the banjo?

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    No, that wasn't FM on the Banjo. That was a fella from the Coast Guard who will be advising me on hull capacity ratings.

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    Pretty much the nautical equivalent of flying in a Beaver
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    Haha.....flying beaver.......engage!

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    Slow? Check
    Loud? Check
    Haul a whack of gear? Check
    Reliable? Check
    See, just like a DH Beaver
    Never wrestle with a pig.
    you both get dirty;
    the Pig likes it.

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