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11th Colorado Wooden Boat Float
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The 11th edition of The Colorado Wooden Boat Float will take place the weekend of September 10th-12th on the banks of the Upper Colorado River at Rancho Del Rio Campground.  Show up Friday to set up…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by KURT WELZ yesterday.

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, 2020.

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.


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KURT WELZ replied to mark hilbert's discussion 11th Colorado Wooden Boat Float
"      Howdy Mark, Kurt and Dusty here, we had the best time with all of the gang and the boats.  we gathered a lot of memories and idea's for are (to us) dory!!!   We made it to 2 bridges just fine and the fishing…"
mark hilbert replied to mark hilbert's discussion 11th Colorado Wooden Boat Float
"10 days till Wooden Boat Float,  Flows are over 1000 cfs, forecast for warm sunny skies and cold beer"
Sep 1
mark hilbert replied to Jayson Hayes's discussion Recent builds to share
"Beautiful work, love the natural wood finishes and that rear casting brace is very cool!"
Jul 8
mark hilbert replied to Bodacious Jack's discussion 20,000 CFS Crystal Swim Story
"Wow! Great story, what an adventure, thanks for sharing. I'd wear that sticker proudly"
Apr 14
mark hilbert commented on Bodacious Jack's photo


"Congrats you did it, in your own boat no less! Must have been fun, I've only run it in rubber, good on ya Lets hear a story, gotta have a few"
Apr 7
mark hilbert replied to David F.'s discussion One way to build a boat
"Well done, beautiful boat."
Mar 12
Rick Newman replied to mark hilbert's discussion 10th Colorado Wooden Boat Float
"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"
Aug 17, 2020
mark hilbert replied to CWarmouth's discussion Greg and Randy: TV Celebrities
"Awesome video, great run down the Rogue.  I'm always impressed by wooden boat runs through Blossom Bar."
Jan 14, 2020

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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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