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    hey all, whats the story behind the fiberglass drift boat sunken at river right, kenai river near the outlet of the canyon trip to skilak lake?

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    It is a guy I knows boat. First trip in it. Had 3 others in it. Was running the canyon just as we had the high water. Someone in the boat hooked a fish. He was rowing accross to hit land and there was something in the water. I believe it was a tree that had been washed down. It spun the boat and rolled it. Instead of going to the high side folks went low and in the water. They spent the night on the island cold and wet but got out ok. I did not talk to him personally but I have heard the story from a close friend who knows this person pretty well. Just made a small mistake that turned into a big oh ****.
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    What are the salvage rules for rivers
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    It has been there since the 3rd week of july. I know they were waiting for the water to go down but it is down as you know phish. He has the number to the guy in sterling who has the permit to run his north river up there and get it. Jose saw it thursday too when you and I floated the upper. He and sam ran the canyon and asked me about it yesterday.
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    I'll salvage it for him. If he wants to be done with it and not pay a fine, I'll clean it up. If you have the number, I'll proposition him with a solution.
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    Thanks for the information and glad no one was hurt, physically.

    It appears, as of last night, that one may be able to retrieve shortly. Both seats up front are out of the water. Port side was dry to the base, and strbd seat had water 1/2 to the base. I dont think the log that it is tied to willl hold it when it decides to move down the river.

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    Thanks for the info. Ill pass that on to him today
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    Out of curiousity...

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...706#post804706

    Same boat??

    If so; big thanks to Doug and his crew.

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    Yes that is the same boat
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskachuck View Post
    It is a guy I knows boat. First trip in it. Had 3 others in it. Was running the canyon just as we had the high water. Someone in the boat hooked a fish. He was rowing accross to hit land and there was something in the water. I believe it was a tree that had been washed down. It spun the boat and rolled it. Instead of going to the high side folks went low and in the water. They spent the night on the island cold and wet but got out ok. I did not talk to him personally but I have heard the story from a close friend who knows this person pretty well. Just made a small mistake that turned into a big oh ****.
    Thanks to Jake a Kenai River Guide for Alaska Wildland Adventurres that rescued this crew!!

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