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Title: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Clark on January 13, 2006, 06:54:31 AM
Taking Rob from Alaska out in the Tinnyjet on Sunday if anyone is keen. Might have to park up and play in the shallows somewhere.
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Tony777 on January 13, 2006, 09:07:43 AM
I'm a starter.
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Brizz on January 13, 2006, 10:54:24 AM
What shallows ??? ???   :P :P


http://www.ecan.govt.nz/Our+Environment/Water/Rivers/RiverFlows/river-flow-table.htm
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Clark on January 13, 2006, 18:42:11 PM
river is dropping fast. Will be fantastic!
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Clark on January 14, 2006, 17:21:44 PM
Will check river conditions in the morning. Will be a bit murky still but dropping.
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Tony777 on January 14, 2006, 18:15:21 PM
Had a look out the window at it today, discoloured but it's dropped heaps, lots of channels around.
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Clark on January 14, 2006, 18:23:42 PM
must have been some more rain and it has come back a little bit, but if its under 200 it will be perfect. Plan is to park up and have a bit of a play around some channels if thats what you guys want to do. Bring a snack.
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Cookie on January 14, 2006, 20:07:56 PM
Count the wee red rocket in too - see you 10 am.  :)
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: rgv500 on January 15, 2006, 09:18:20 AM
see you at the ramp
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Tony777 on January 15, 2006, 09:27:22 AM
What a beaut morning to go for a play, river is just below 150cumecs  ;D
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: pebo on January 15, 2006, 09:53:27 AM
ya lucky buggers  ;) have fun and plenty of pics please  :)
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: LJD on January 15, 2006, 10:24:52 AM
What a beaut morning to go for a play, river is just below 150cumecs? ;D

we have more than that falling from the sky!!!
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Tony777 on January 15, 2006, 13:59:03 PM
Great fun, a good turn out of boats (Polarkiwi, RGV, Cookie, Clark,TonyT,Tony737 & a J31) lots of places to explore.

I had one small push after we ran out of water & I had to take a shortcut back to some flow  ;) motor stopped as we slid back into the river so nothing there when I went to get back on it so Gouldy & I gently ran aground on the other side.  ;D ;D ;D I blame the nav!! Cookie ran aground following us thru it as well!

Tinny jet was off playing in the shrubbery. Alaskan Rob is talking about building one now!!  ;D

On the way back down a couple of other boats started following me  ;) Wasn't too long before the first one was aground!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: pebo on January 15, 2006, 14:08:40 PM
Great stuff  :)
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Matthewf/Norbert/TuiDog on January 15, 2006, 14:41:38 PM
glad to see alaskan rob is having a great time ;D  he should spend the entire 3 weeks in the SI exploring the rivers....
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: JR on January 15, 2006, 14:49:51 PM
Great stuff? :)
Yep great stuff .... More pic's please.. Cheers JR
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Clark on January 15, 2006, 15:18:15 PM
We only had about 25 pushes, 3 spins out of the river and one trip into the bush. Good fun.

Found a couple of creeks that we had to push to get into... plenty of small channels some narrower than the boat. Rob will have some pics.
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: JR on January 15, 2006, 15:59:59 PM
We only had about 25 pushes, 3 spins out of the river and one trip into the bush. Good fun.

Found a couple of creeks that we had to push to get into... plenty of small channels some narrower than the boat. Rob will have some pics.
Pic's would be cool as it is dam hard to go boating when you have Polorbears walking past your windows down here.. He! He!.. Cheers JR ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Cookie on January 15, 2006, 17:23:47 PM
Great fun, a good turn out of boats (Polarkiwi, RGV, Cookie, Clark,TonyT,Tony737 & a J31) lots of places to explore.

I had one small push after we ran out of water & I had to take a shortcut back to some flow? ;) motor stopped as we slid back into the river so nothing there when I went to get back on it so Gouldy & I gently ran aground on the other side.? ;D ;D ;D I blame the nav!! Cookie ran aground following us thru it as well!
Tinny jet was off playing in the shrubbery. Alaskan Rob is talking about building one now!!? ;D

On the way back down a couple of other boats started following me? ;) Wasn't too long before the first one was aground!!? ;D ;D ;D

To be fair I was in the Nav seat at the time - and I had only just finished saying to my first time driver to follow that blue boat in front and you'll be right....when we rounded the corner to face dry land and a wall of blue and silver alloy in front of us !!!!!

What was more embarrassing was finding ourselves out of water on the way back down some side braids and facing a ten minute push when a little yellow dingy comes flying back up the same channel gives me a high five as he passes us in ankle deep puddle and boats on up the virtually dry trickle !!! Gotta get me one of those machines if only for the grin factor !!? ;D? ;D? ;D
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Clark on January 15, 2006, 19:33:25 PM
I would have boated around you but there wasnt enough room in the channel.  ;D
Title: Re: Mak Sun 15 Jan 10am
Post by: Clark on January 16, 2006, 17:58:19 PM
 ;D ;D