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  • Airboat/Small Boat Dropoff Wanted

    Greetings,
    I'm looking for an air boat drop off, or a small boat that can navigate the river, and maybe pick up (or we can float out via raft) in the 20 Mile River/Placer River area around August 25 or Labor Day weekend or whenever you have a day available during the season. We an any bull permit for that area. If there someone, private or commercial, that you know or can recommend I would appreciate it.

  • #2
    Don't need and airboat to get to were the moose are.... In either drainage.... Hike up the mountain till you can see the hole drainage.... Spot and go get your moose.... I get a small inflatable and go up 20 mile 4 or 5 miles and you find them in the middle of the flats.
    Do I give my friends advice? Jesus, no. They wouldn't take advice from me. Nobody should take advice from me. I haven't got a clue about anything..

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    • #3
      You need a boat with a jet unit.

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      • #4
        I've run both rivers successfully and harvested a moose in a jet boat on the Placer.
        Neither are difficult to run if you have some experience.
        BK
        BK Marine Services 232-6399
        Alaskas only Planar diesel heaters dealer, service, warranty, and installation.
        Alaskas only Lonestar drum winch dealer, Whirlwind props, Stinger gearbox, and Alumatech airboats.
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        • #5
          Thanks for the info

          I have a flat bottom river boat... 22 feet with a jet unit. So you think that would make it up the river?

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          • #6
            Easy as pie!

            Yes, no problem at all. I was running an 18' Alumaweld stryker w/a jet.
            You'll do fine. Why not make a couple runs before season to do a little scouting and test your skills?
            BK
            BK Marine Services 232-6399
            Alaskas only Planar diesel heaters dealer, service, warranty, and installation.
            Alaskas only Lonestar drum winch dealer, Whirlwind props, Stinger gearbox, and Alumatech airboats.
            Www.bkmarineservices.com

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            • #7
              Skip the idea of going up the 20 Mile for Moose, turn around and look to the left at the Portage River and bag a Bison at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center 5 minutes away.

              Sobie2

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bkmail View Post
                Yes, no problem at all. I was running an 18' Alumaweld stryker w/a jet.
                You'll do fine. Why not make a couple runs before season to do a little scouting and test your skills?
                BK
                Just be careful going over the falls on the Placer Rv. (60 48 23/148 59 43)

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                • #9
                  Roger that, it's only there at low tide though......jumped it with a moose in the boat coming out.
                  Its do-able.....

                  TLY, there is a 2' tall "waterfall" on the Placer overflow side just a short ways up from the bridge. The guys with Extreme shallows can jump it going up river (wouldn't recommend it hough if your going hunting). Just run in/out on the high tide and you'll be fine.

                  BK
                  BK Marine Services 232-6399
                  Alaskas only Planar diesel heaters dealer, service, warranty, and installation.
                  Alaskas only Lonestar drum winch dealer, Whirlwind props, Stinger gearbox, and Alumatech airboats.
                  Www.bkmarineservices.com

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                  • #10
                    Thanks BK for all your information. It is very helpful. And yes I will make a run up the river before season.

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                    • #11
                      will my T-jet make it up either side during high tide? runs in about 6-8" and sits in around 12"
                      21' Thunder Jet Alexis

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                      • #12
                        I wouldn't run an Alexis up there. It's a tight river, braided, and would be a real bummer to get unstuck.

                        I'd run something smaller a guy could manhandle around and runs slower on step.

                        BK
                        BK Marine Services 232-6399
                        Alaskas only Planar diesel heaters dealer, service, warranty, and installation.
                        Alaskas only Lonestar drum winch dealer, Whirlwind props, Stinger gearbox, and Alumatech airboats.
                        Www.bkmarineservices.com

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