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Old 04-03-2003, 12:59 AM
fredaevans fredaevans is offline
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Motor??? Ah, how we've progressed over the years.

My 'first' drift boat was a 8 man inflat. 'war surplus' aircraft life raft with a few canoe paddles for the guys on the boat. One leg in, one out side trailing (bail out if Fred screwed up?.. don't go there .. only in a sweeper once :eyecrazy: New tree down so who would know?)

"Primitive," but the whole rig cost less than $200 when $200 was a lot of money. (Early 60's) Other option was a wood drift boat (usually made from a $20 pattern, guy still sells them) or beach it. Life was far more 'simple' then.

Interesting to see the new stuff.
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