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    I have been watching The TV series YUKONMEN that is being filmed in Tanana. Just wondering if you folks run that river with freighters?? Thanks

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    I don't watch TV and have never seen this show but Tanana is on the Yukon River. These guys run freighters on almost all the rivers in the interior including the Yukon and Tanana. I think the only thing that stops freighters is maybe Class III or higher white water. Here is a video of a freighter on the Tanana http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbFPWRzMR8s
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    I did a trip to Nulato from the Chena a few years back. Lots of john boats in the 18-20 foot range on the rivers. Only canoes I saw were from tourists doing the Yukon.














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    the large canoes are used to move your camp , Moose hunt , the cheepest way less GAS to carry an this is a problem on long trips , with no where to get more gass out there you have to carry it with you the large canoes are long an slim so cost per mile is small compaired to a JOHN BOAT

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    I was refering to the locals.

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    I float it in a sevylor inflatable (svx200) though I havent done any long trips on this river it has worked well on some long trips on others! I wouldnt hesitate to run it in a freighter if you feel comfortable reading water!

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    Rather curious topic

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    I have run a freighter on the Tanana (not the Yukon). Don't see a lot of people doing it, but every once in awhile....

    I sold mine years ago and went back to a smaller canoe for smaller rivers, ponds, lakes, sloughs, etc.
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