We got in last night from a 15-day Grand Canyon trip with two virgin Fretwater Briggsian dories, Lodore and Euphrates, a virgin Alumiweld named Wesley, my old Briggs Cataract, and Andy Hutchinson's firstborn--a 16-foot Briggsian shorty named Woodenshoe. Grand Canyon was running a steady 8,000 cfs and was oh-so-peppy in many places. Wesley flipped in Horn Creek, Woodenshoe did an extended side-surf in Lava without flipping, and the rest slipped through. Here's a few shots:

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Comment by Jim Hall on December 18, 2010 at 11:28am

Hey Brad! Thanks for the beautiful pics--nothing warms my soul quite like a row of bow posts at the ferry, especially as I look out my window at the snow beginning to fall(better cover the boat!).

Happy Holidaze,


Comment by Brad Dimock on October 1, 2010 at 11:44pm
Jerry has told me the stories of the Wooden-hoe--she still floats!
Comment by Brad Dimock on October 1, 2010 at 11:42pm
Those are grain scoops, but do serve wonderfully as both urinals for the ladies and bailers for the rest of the folks. With seat level self-bailers, they are plenty big enough.
Comment by twoblacklabs on October 1, 2010 at 9:37pm
Beautiful pictures. Very impressed. I do wonder about the urinal hanging from the side though. LOL. I suppose it would make for a suitable bailing bucket, albeit small.
Comment by Jeremy Christensen on September 17, 2010 at 10:32am
Don't you mean the "Woodenhoe?"

I have a picture in my kitchen that Renny Russell snapped of Jerry Cox after flipping that boat in the "new wave" running right at Crystal. He is standing there with a goofy smile on his face, holding a large piece of the starboard bow which is conspicuously un-attached to the boat. Andy told me that after they glued it back together at mile 110 beach, it read "Woodenhoe." I imagine it has been faithfully restored since, and obviously still floats high and proud.

Wooden boats kick ass.
Comment by Roger Fletcher on September 17, 2010 at 8:55am
Very nice covey of boats, Brad. I'll be you caught some attention en route -- save the bag of gas, which I'm sure was a big help haukingn stuff. Great pictures of Dan too.
Comment by mark hilbert on September 15, 2010 at 5:59pm
you guys are my heros

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