Long story short Client wanted to Float Beaver Creek. Put him and his son in a nice Otter with just about everything you could think of for a hunt of a life time i.e. more than likely the only chance the guy would have to hunt in AK on a Float Trip for Moose. Client Left on the 4th of Sept to be in place and down the river a ways to start hunting on the 5th. 12:35 received a phone call from the Client stating they had made it 50ft down the river and ripped the Tube next to the bottom wear patch of the otter and I do mean directly beside it. Talk about Bad Luck, one time trip, expectations and the first thing that happens is you run a Arrow Head Rock and side gash your boat. Repair on the river almost if not impossible at 50 degrees and raining has to basically be an inside out patch or stitch job with sealant and patch either way a little extensive for a first time Float Hunter. Really Some Bad Luck however being they were only about 50ft down i.e. first bend they were able to get the boat and gear back to the launch point.
Gracious Clients - I called a couple of clients who had wanted round boats and found one who actually did not mind the upgrade to a Lion Cat. So we were able to pull a boat off the line reframe, and have the client come pick up a new boat so the previous gents could accomplish their Float Hunt two years in the planning.
It is through the graciousness of you people that makes doing business during season a joy! So a thank you to you all who have understanding and are flexible. As most of us know we are all in this together.