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Theo

Trip planner-I am looking for a dream River trip

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Right now I am at square one, the equipment a 15'11" square Stern Canoe, 5 hp outboard short shaft. The rest is as required by law lifejacket throw device fire extinguisher spare paddle etc. etc. my job is to obtain the the canoe motor and everything else required. Your object is to suggest and describe in detail the trip to be taken. Limit of 1500 miles in navigable waters. For example I've always wanted to make a trip on the Amazon River since coved that's not going to be possible yet anyway. I am looking for replacement trip or trips and just might be yours if the plan suits me I would like to see maps and pictures all the information  you can put together I'm very curious just as to where you are going to take me LOL let's have some fun. Outfitting takes time so be patient and keep the plans coming as I really do need them it's a vital part of my planning as I don't know the best locations thank you for your help. Trip or trips selected will be posted

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Why do one when I can do both, I'm fortunate enough to have a good strain Sustiva Indica mix And it knocks my socks off. He did however bring to light I'm going to need to take marijuana with me LOL

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My little project, is looking up as I managed to put my order in for my canoe. With the high ticket item out of the way the rest should fall in place. I have decided to do some trips on the Columbia River first, that's a lot of fun island hoping on the Columbia. Doing the river trips on the Columbia Will give me a chance To field test all of my equipment. At that time I will be ready to start looking at possible journeys I can make. My dream of course is doing the Amazon but with C-19 might not be able to do that one for a while. I think I'm going to research it.

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13 hours ago, Theo said:

My dream of course is doing the Amazon

There are some class 4 rapids in the Amazon, correct? Would you hike around those? Maybe I'm wrong. LOL research it. 

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What I'm going to try to do is find a section of the river that does not have rapids . If I'm unable to avoid them altogether I will either shoot them or carry the canoes around. Originally I had planned on Paddling The 1000 mile journey. Now that my body won't allow me to paddle for long distances I am going to get a 5 hp outboard motor. The trip will be faster of course so I may add 500 or so more undecided at this point. 

 

I have great news in regards to the outboard motor I only need 320 more dollars and I have my motor. The main motor will be the workhorse I will have a second outboard as a backup it will also be smaller 2 to 3 hp. With a cost of $200-$300.

 

It looks as though things are coming together. Whith  this pandemic going on I may have to select another river which would be sad because I've always wanted to do a trip on the Amazon. All I can do is get prepared for a trip and go on the one that allows me to do so. I will keep you informed as to my progress until later .

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I just got done looking at the river pictures and I can't seem to find any rapids anywhere so I think I'm going to be okay on that. I'd like to be around the Columbia area and go down from there. Once I get some river maps it will take a lot of mystery out of it for me but I still have to get outfitted before that. Then comes the map and river planning itself

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