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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.

2013 Colorado Wooden Boat Float
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2 months till the Colorado Wooden Boat Float.  Looking to get a head count of possible attendees.  Starting to put together arrangements for camping at Rancho Del Rio and having our Saturday post…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Mainini Aug 24, 2013.

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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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