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by okieboater
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Seeking BWCA advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2021

Re: Seeking BWCA advice

In response to your second post, here is some feedback. I think BWCA is just like Big Bend and other treasures we have. Go if you can, it will give you stories you can tell for the rest of your life. While I have some experience with BWCA to share, I think you are the person to make a decision on wh...
by okieboater
Wed Dec 07, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Recreational/Touring
Topic: Seeking BWCA advice
Replies: 9
Views: 2021

Re: Seeking BWCA advice

You need to go as this is one of the neatest places to canoe in the USA. I have been up there three times. Twice in the warmer months and a week the first of october. While I think there is not a bad time to go there, the first two trips I made were in bug season. It was basically ok on the water or...
by okieboater
Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stolen canoes in Springfield, MO
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: Stolen canoes in Springfield, MO

I feel bad reading this. Dave Milsap is a good man and his boating skills are well known. Dave has done a lot of good for the sport and deserves better. Lets hope the crooks get caught or better yet return the equipment to it's home. I do not do facebook either but will stay alert in my travels. dav...
by okieboater
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Corsica Matrix - $250
Replies: 5
Views: 1171

Re: Corsica Matrix - $250

I have never seen mgood's boat so cannot vouch for the condition but I can vouch for the design. Back in the day, I had a full size corsica and for several years it was my go to kayak for a lot of trips. Including my first Grand Canyon float and in the Corsica it was a piece of cake. I was at the ti...
by okieboater
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: post deleted
Replies: 9
Views: 3806

Re: Cargo Trailer Conversion into Camper?

Having been in the boating thing for many years, trailers have been multiple chances for me to spend money for fun. I just got another expensive utility trailer and spent a lot of time and money putting in higher sides, a top to haul a fully inflated mini cat and a winch to get that raft on top. The...
by okieboater
Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: post deleted
Replies: 9
Views: 3806

Re: Cargo Trailer Conversion into Camper?

Larry, I have not done the conversion ----- yet. But done a lot of thinking about it. For what it is worth, here is some thoughts on a conversion you are thinking about. From a money standpoint, by the time you buy a quality utility trailer then add stuff on to that, it is cheaper to buy a used popu...
by okieboater
Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ociee Needs a letter from you!
Replies: 1
Views: 442

Ociee Needs a letter from you!

Just found out about this from a kayak Bud who lives in the area.

http://savetheocoee.org/model-letter-to-congress/#

check it out

dave :myday"
by okieboater
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Legendary Turner Bend is for Sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1457

Re: Legendary Turner Bend is for Sale

As Curtis posted this is both heartbreaking and scary. We can only hope the new owners treat this facility with the respect it deserves. Way back when. I remember calling from Tulsa to speak with 'Champ' for a discussion on river levels and what was going on. He was our online river gage in those da...
by okieboater
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: For Sale & Gear Swap
Topic: Completed.
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: Rehoming Mini Aussies

I am not familiar with these two pups, but am familiar with the breed. We rescued or maybe he choose us as a pup a mini aussie, ours is 40 pounds now so he may be a max mini but he has the short legs. My Grand daughter named him Squirt I think because he goes instantly from stop to go. any way, I do...
by okieboater
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Trip report: Rio Chama, New Mexico
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Re: Trip report: Rio Chama, New Mexico

Jetlab67, Man, that is one heck of a good write up for Rio Chama and the surrounding area. The only WW toy I do not have is a pack raft and after reading your trip report, maybe I can convince Santa to put one on the sled for me. Rio Chama is a great introduction to desert river runs. Fun little rap...
by okieboater
Tue May 31, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: Need Advice for Week of Rivers
Replies: 4
Views: 1011

Re: Need Advice for Week of Rivers

What kru posted is correct. Rent wetsuits and splash jackets from NOC, then after the run, check out the store for a few layers to add to the neoprene. I find having a fleece top a really nice addition to a farmer john along with a splash top or dry top to cover the fleece. Nights especially if you ...
by okieboater
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: Paddling Trips
Topic: New Mexico Memorial Day Weekend - Rio Chama and Rio Grande
Replies: 2
Views: 568

Re: New Mexico Memorial Day Weekend - Rio Chama and Rio Grande

Those runs and Lower Box for decades were where several of us Tulsa locals would be. Couple Suggestions. If in Taos or driving thru, the place for breakfast or after run dinners is Michaels Kitchen North end of town. They handle boating groups well and plenty of tea refills. Breakfast is awesome get...
by okieboater
Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Gear Review
Topic: Kayak Carrier System for Sedan
Replies: 3
Views: 2856

Re: Kayak Carrier System for Sedan

I have been using Yakima rack systems since they first came out. Still have and use some of their original setups.

Just go to the yakima home page and enter your car information and that will tell you what to order or see your local outfitter.
by okieboater
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking recommendations on East TN/West NC whitewater
Replies: 7
Views: 1342

Re: Seeking recommendations on East TN/West NC whitewater

You are within a few hours drive of two of the most fun rivers anywhere. First is the Ocoee. I cannot count the number of runs I have made over the years. Still pushing off the entrance ramp gets my heart rate up. This is one of the best ever class 3 / 4 season long fun runs we have access to. Run i...
by okieboater
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dave? You good?
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Dave? You good?

Yup, we got lucky on this one. a bunch of others did not. 7 known injuries one very critical, some houses totally destroyed, many with major roof damage, many farm outbuildings totally destroyed and the list goes on. We have great tv weather coverage here in tornado alley. Channel 6 was on top of ev...