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Old 02-04-2011, 11:16   #571
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I am pretty impressed that many of those "Boats" can float. People are pretty creative!
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:24   #572
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This picture was taken on the Chena River in Fairbanks Alaska. It was owned by my wifes uncle until last spring when it was sold to an equally "unique" individual who decided to fix it up. It's powered by twin 471 Detroit diesels. I heard that when the sale took place they serviced the engines and they started right up. The whole rig was to serve as a platform for hunting moose on the Tanana River in interior Alaska. I don't know if it ever was used that way. I joined the family in 1989 and never saw it leave where it is pictured here.
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This picture was taken on the Chena River in Fairbanks Alaska. It was owned by my wifes uncle until last spring when it was sold to an equally "unique" individual who decided to fix it up. It's powered by twin 471 Detroit diesels. I heard that when the sale took place they serviced the engines and they started right up. The whole rig was to serve as a platform for hunting moose on the Tanana River in interior Alaska. I don't know if it ever was used that way. I joined the family in 1989 and never saw it leave where it is pictured here.
I think this is the first time we've had someone post a personal account of one of the obscure images. Thanks! Fun to read about it.

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Way cool, mate!

This duck boat made me think of this:

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I HOPE that this damn thing doesn't catch on.





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I know what you mean, but they are still pretty cool! I doubt this would be practical at all. But it sure would be fun to take an unsuspecting passenger off the road and into the water!
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I'd say it's over loaded! The waterline is submerged.
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This picture was taken on the Chena River in Fairbanks Alaska. It was owned by my wifes uncle until last spring when it was sold to an equally "unique" individual who decided to fix it up. It's powered by twin 471 Detroit diesels. I heard that when the sale took place they serviced the engines and they started right up. The whole rig was to serve as a platform for hunting moose on the Tanana River in interior Alaska. I don't know if it ever was used that way. I joined the family in 1989 and never saw it leave where it is pictured here.
I've got pictures of that from 1992. It was painted up with some political slogan that you can hardly see anymore in that photo.
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The political sologan is (was) "Don Wright for Govenor". He's in the Guiness Book as the person who's run the most times unsuccessfully for Govenor. Believe me if he'd ever been elected, the country would have had a lot more to talk about than they've come up with on our former Govenor Palin
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This Phil Bolger AS29 came into our marina the other day. They are making the great circle. The there is the last one, which is a little beauty.
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This Phil Bolger AS29 came into our marina the other day. They are making the great circle. The there is the last one, which is a little beauty.
Never have I seen anything like that!
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A recent issue of Wooden Boat, actually a special issue on small boats, had an article on them. Easy to build, apparently sail reasonably well and are comfortable for the size. A face only a mother could love perhaps?
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Yes, and apparently one crossed the Atlantic.
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I'm a bit confused. The first two pictures shows double wooden spars and the third just a steading rig.
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