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Old 04-12-2005, 10:54 AM
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Hey Gator I checked that "canoe" out it does certailny look interesting I noted that they mentioned "Narrow and Deep rivers" it sure looks like it could handle skinny places I wonder why deep was mentioned inso much as they were using a jet pump? The Grabner importer in Los Angeles told me about a fellow in Bellingham Wahington that has a 14' Grabner Ranger with a 40 hp prop it does well over 50mph if you have the inclination for Hooyah events!!!! Not recomended by grabner for even a 20 hp.
My new toy will arrive in Seattle from Korea in early June I will be looking forward to giving a complete report here on its performance (Alaska Series Jet Ranger20)
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Old 04-12-2005, 11:08 AM
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I'm not sure why the mentioned "narrow and deep" either...didn't make a lot of sense based on the pump and the look of the design. It does look incredibly portable. Not certain how stable the craft would be in technical sections or with just one person trying to tiller steer the boat on moving water at any kind of speed.

Really looking forward to your report on the Jet Ranger and how it works for our type of application.

I'll keep looking and keep posting my finds!

Chris
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Old 05-02-2005, 06:33 PM
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got this off the riverjet forum

www.riverjetmagazine.com
stilll thinking about the outboard jet idea ????????????

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Old 06-02-2005, 10:28 PM
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It's early June...looking forward to the report on the Jet Ranger!
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Old 06-03-2005, 11:03 AM
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Its here....

Hey the fellow who runs the outfit called me while I was out fishing on "opening Day" (June 1st) to tell me that both my new inflateables were in Seattle so now that I am back from fishing I will get in contact and get them on the water a report on performance is forthcoming
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Old 06-04-2005, 12:55 PM
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Awesome, looking forward to it!
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:39 PM
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Pumped up and ready to get wet...

Picked up my new boats this morning in Seattle and have the Jet Ranger all ready to blast off I will give it a trial run first thing in the morning on my local River, report to follow. It is honestly built for very rough conditions I don't know how far you would have to drag it to put any wear or tear for that matter. The guys said it had a bottom as tough as a truck tire seeing is beleiving!
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Old 06-14-2005, 11:14 PM
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Fit & finish and quality of construction looking good? Glad to hear so far so good. Really looking forward to reading your report.
Chris
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Old 06-15-2005, 01:06 PM
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Wheew!!!!!

Pretty cool boat. I honestly beleive that it is better than the Metzler Juca LS which until now has been my "Gold Standard" for evaluating Inflatable Jet Boats. I took the boat upstream several miles and played with several side channels with 2 or 3 inches of water and it passed through nicely. The floor as it is backed up with that "truck tire" skidd plate material appears to create enough stiffness that the 4 lb. inflation pressure is adequate to keep the floor from undulating.
I give it 5 stars and would recomend these boats to anyone.
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Old 06-16-2005, 01:23 PM
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Any way you could post some pictures? Would love to see the specifics and the way you have it set up.

Also, glad to hear you're happy with the boat


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Old 06-19-2005, 07:29 AM
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FWIW

Thanks to all who supplied info on my request for help. It turned out that we decided to wait until next year to buy the boat set up. I think we are going to get the same model that Moonlight says he likes so much.
Best to all
John
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