Originally Posted by sandy daugherty
No gas cat has blown up.
Sorry just joking a little.
We could use more horse power and lots more speed this year, sence the Columbia
River is still running almost 3 times it's norm CFS (cubic ft per second) @ over 500,000 cfs. I wonder just how fast a couple of outboards could push our boat, we would need at least 15 mph to get up to the locks at the 4 dams. Currently the tug boats are having to only push 2 barges instead of the normal 4 barges up stream and it looks like were land locked for this season. I know 15 mph is a bit over the hull speed
but not much, what do you think 2 - 70 hp 4 strokes at 10 gal an hour full speed ?