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10th Colorado Wooden Boat Float
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The 10th Annual Colorado Wooden Boat Float will be Saturday, September 19th, 2020.  We will be floating the Upper Colorado river and then having a "Floatoberfest" celebration at Rancho Del Rio. …Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rick Newman Aug 17.

2016 Colorado Wooden Boat Float
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Colorado Wooden Boat Float is scheduled for July 16th, 2016 on the Upper Colorado River.  As we get closer to the date and talk to the participants we will decide the exact stretch of river between…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Crouch Aug 4, 2016.

2015 Colorado Wooden Boat Float
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The 5th Annual Colorado Wooden Boat Float is in the books.  Thanks for all that joined in this year: Mike in his Rays River Dory, Troy and Cole in their Don Hill, Ron in Oljeto Wash and our fishing…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Thomas Sep 19, 2015.

2014 Colorado Wooden Boat Float
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Insert your own thoughts about 2013 CO Wooden Boat Float here: "_____________!"O.K. That's outta the wayThis year, as always, we will run the second weekend of August on The Colorado River somewhere…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by mark hilbert Aug 16, 2014.


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"This is wonderful news! I am glad that you have once again organized what appears to be a great float. Wish I lived in Colorado! Rick Newman"
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"Awesome video, great run down the Rogue.  I'm always impressed by wooden boat runs through Blossom Bar."
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Pine, Colorado
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Carpenter and a Fisherman
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13' NRS Otter (Rubber), 14' Rapid Robert (Beta), 16' Don Hill

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$850 and a month's worth of work put to use

Well it took a month's time from deciding on St Patty's day to build it to launching it on April 17th, but The Hanna Platte floats, can carry 600 pounds worth of fisherman, dogs, beer and gear. She drafts about 8 inches in the water and cuts through the river much better than my raft. Plus she must weigh around 200 pounds, I'd guess and is pretty easy to load on my raft trailer. I decided to mount a cooler as my rowing seat as I saw posted here to utilize room in this small boat. you can…


Posted on April 22, 2010 at 6:32am — 8 Comments

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At 11:41am on June 3, 2011, Jim Rubino said…

Hi Mark:  what's the upper colorado like now, I think running around 6-7000 or so, only been there once in a raft, but would like to take my dory down.


best, Jim


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