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Thread: Outboard on the Sheenjek??

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    Default Outboard on the Sheenjek??

    From those who have floated this river, would it be possible to use a small zodiac and outboard motor from Last Lake to Koness River - somebody has offered the use of one - crazy idea?

    CG

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    Get with Larry Bartlett, he knows that area well. From what i've read and heard the water may be a little to shallow to use a motor but Larry would know better than I.

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    Default sheenjek

    Well as with a lot of rivers I guess it might depend on what you are expecting the zodiac to do for you. Buck Nelson did a well documented trip on this river & may be a good source as well.

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    how small is the zodiak and does it have a wood transome?
    You really need at least a 13 ft raft in White water config. to float this river.

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    Default Little late

    If you are talking the upper river, it is starting to get late. If this year's weather is any indication, expect an early freeze.

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    We have a 14 foot raft already and we can go with another similar raft or 12 foot zodiac with transome and small outboard - can row this too - somebody who floated last year said the zodiac would be handy for some stretches.
    Thanks, CG.

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    Any raft with a transom will soon have a hole knocked in the floor..I'd stick with a standard round boat.

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