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Thread: have you run a prop in chitina?

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    Default have you run a prop in chitina?

    I am lookong for info on whether or not anyone runs a prop in chitina. I have run mine up and down the sue, deshka, tanana, kenai, and other rivers but never there. I was hoping to have some intel before I go in a couple weeks. Specifically from the bridge down to the canyon.

    Thanks for any help that can be given!

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    Default I tried, once...

    I ran a prop once and the water was so shallow at the confluence of the Copper and Chitina that I ground the tips of the blades off. That's bad enough, but the thought of drifting in the Copper is too scary for me to run a prop in the future.
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    Default No Way

    If you saw the amount of debris in there that I saw today you wouldn't consider it. I also scuffed bottom at 40 MPH heading back to the launch (at the confluence) and I run shallow. I doubt that I was in the main channel however.

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    Default It is fine if you know the river

    Captian Kims good time charters runs dual props. He runs the river every day of the season.
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    Went with my buddy last year about this time. We made MULTIPLE trips from the put in to just south of the canyon running a prop, in addition to dipping from the boat. We never had a problem.

    I don't know about other experiences, but it worked once for us.

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    we run props every year. you just have to be careful and know how to read the river. if you do that, you'll be fine. it is an unforgiving river though. i wouldn't recommend making a mistake on it

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