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    Drift Boat down Drift boat down

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ID:	6956This was at the head of the bovines on Friday. No injuries, but all gear lost

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    That sucks about the gear. It is better gear then lives.

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    yes, they are going to have to get come alongs and winches to get it out. I dont know how it happened.

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    usually they have to drill holes in the bottom to get out a sunk boat. Sucks that this happened and like you said, thank god it was not someone's life. I have known guys that are more experienced than I am on oars sink boats, so sometimes the water is just too much. That river looks smooth and easy, but its not.

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    Most of this past week the flows were around 1,700 cfs, and that is moving.

    Before midnight last night the flows dropped off to around 550 cfs for a few hours then went back up 800 cfs and now it is around 1,600 cfs.

    They were lucky to get away.


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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    In all honesty, if you sink your boat in the Bovines in 1700cfs....WTF are you doing on the river? Good thing no one got hurt. I should have my buddies grab that free boat for me. Finders Keepers!

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    My buddy Phil was rowing on the Bighole last year and guiding these two yanks and the water was high but Phil is a good guide and all so he decided it was a good choice to bring em out. They got a little close to an eddy with an over hanging tree and the guys freaked out and grabbed the tree thinking that would help them out. Instead turns the boat sideways and the front goes under in the eddy and then phil jumped to the bank and saved the two clients and he said the boat was just sucked under in a matter of seconds. Even if you are a good rower, you need to be super careful on these rivers.

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    Quote Originally Posted by skipper3245 View Post
    My buddy Phil was rowing on the Bighole last year and guiding these two yanks and the water was high but Phil is a good guide and all so he decided it was a good choice to bring em out. They got a little close to an eddy with an over hanging tree and the guys freaked out and grabbed the tree thinking that would help them out. Instead turns the boat sideways and the front goes under in the eddy and then phil jumped to the bank and saved the two clients and he said the boat was just sucked under in a matter of seconds. Even if you are a good rower, you need to be super careful on these rivers.
    Sounds like Phil should have punched those guys in the dick for grabbing the tree branch.

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    Quote Originally Posted by skipper3245 View Post
    usually they have to drill holes in the bottom to get out a sunk boat
    They have built in drain plugs which will have to be pulled before they attempt to winch it up onto the bank. It should have at least one plug in it.

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty Spinner View Post
    They have built in drain plugs which will have to be pulled before they attempt to winch it up onto the bank. It should have at least one plug in it.

    the plug holes are def not enough. I have seen this done a few times thank gosh not to any of my drift boats

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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    Well since it was the Three Stooges in that drift boat,
    I saw one of their episodes where the boat they were in sprung a leak.

    Moe had Curly drill some more holes so the water will drain out.

    I often wondered if that really worked....


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    Re: Drift Boat down Drift boat down

    The water has dropped and now it is about 50 percent submerged. I think they are going to wait until it get to around 550 cfs

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