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    http://www.adn.com/2013/06/20/294739...ipnetting.html
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    So much for the "there's so much silt it won't matter if you have a PFD on; you'll sink anyway" myth....

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    Better article on Alaska Dispatch. Still shaking my head at somebody using a kayak on that river to haul fish.

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...-boat-capsizes

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    Quote Originally Posted by coho slayer View Post
    So much for the "there's so much silt it won't matter if you have a PFD on; you'll sink anyway" myth....

    LOL! Tru dat!
    I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.

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    I always wear a life jacket....I figure if I go in I could graphics on to a fish wheel on the way down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerod View Post
    Better article on Alaska Dispatch. Still shaking my head at somebody using a kayak on that river to haul fish.

    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...-boat-capsizes
    Actually, it wasn't a kayak. It was a motorized kayak type of boat. Called a Mokai. He posts on a trapping forum and uses the motorized boat for alot of things.
    Still, maybe not the best choice for the copper, tho he has done it successfully several times before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by martentrapper View Post
    ...tho he has done it successfully several times before.
    ...But this time, he found himself wedged in an eddy, and the kayak’s weight suddenly shifted right to left. ...Using the Mokai on the Copper River is now out of the question, Bruss has decided. He knows, too, that without a life jacket he would have perished.
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    watched mccallister clean out that guy's mokai friday evening @ o'brien creek
    there must've been 100 lbs of silt in that thing
    hull didn't look damaged though; just missing some parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jisler View Post
    watched mccallister clean out that guy's mokai friday evening @ o'brien creek
    there must've been 100 lbs of silt in that thing
    hull didn't look damaged though; just missing some parts
    Saw the Mokai on Thurs still submerged. Buddy and I went to pull it out on dry land and I guess it was McCallister(older Almar?) that came by and got all weird on us then drove off. As soon as we started dipping he came back by and pulled it out himself.

    Bruss got real lucky!

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    Here is the Kayak


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