Big Rivers Small Boat

Discussion in 'Boat Tips' started by kkyyoottee, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. kkyyoottee

    kkyyoottee New Member

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    State:
    Iowa
    I am wondering if a 15 foot semi-V and 10 horse motor :smile2:would be okay on the big rivers of Miss or Missou? If anyone could help would be appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!
     
  2. HAIR

    HAIR New Member

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    State:
    Missouri
    I've been on both rivers and I have a 12' V with 4.5 horse, you'll do fine. Although it's slow going and I've never hauled in a Hog (or big Dink) like the brothers on here talk about.
    Stay close to land! and look out for moving barges on the mighty miss.:wink:
     

  3. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    State:
    St. Louis

    hey terry welcome back
    I see you still talking about your lil titanic
    thinking about putting in today at st.charles i'll give you a call if i do.
     
  4. tkishkape

    tkishkape New Member

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    State:
    Gore, Okla
    As long as you keep your wits about you and eyes open, you'll be OK. Be sure to head in at the first hint of a storm, though. Such a craft can become unweildy in heavy wind or rain. You don't have the speed or power to beat a storm or fight headwind with their accompanying 3 foot breaking waves.

    Have fun and enjoy, but be safe above all else. I'd recommend a boating course offered by your state, or at least study the Coast Guard recommendations for small craft http://www.uscgboating.org/index.aspx or if your state does not offer a course, visit Virginia Online Boating Safety Course and Exam found at http://www.boat-ed.com/va/index.htm.

    It's a good idea and it's time has come.