Raft down the Mississippi

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by qwist04, Jan 18, 2005.

  1. djwkd
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    Don't worry i used look cover wright check :rolleyes:
     
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    qwist-have u Done your journey now?
     
  3. djwkd
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    in about 4 months i will (hopefully) be rafting down the tyne! You'll be pleased to know that this post inspired me!
     
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    Could anybody give me any advice for this?
     
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    Remember free advice is usually worth exactly what you pay for it. LOL
     
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    And opinions are like as_h_les. Everybody has one.
     
  7. VKRUE
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    Lancerbye:
    You sir, have not been around here very long... I don't know just how long you've been "watching" this forum before actually becoming a member but, your comments:

    "Remember free advice is usually worth exactly what you pay for it. LOLYesterday 04:19 PM"

    "And opinions are like as_h_les. Everybody has one.Yesterday 11:29 PM"

    seem to me to be really unwarrented. As far as I know, most people here are more than generous and many are "very" knowledgable. This thread (if you have actually read all of it) is a good example of the kind of people here and the thought & effort that they put into someones questions or ideas.

    Djwkd:
    A quick look around the threads and posts has shown me that your on the right track... I noticed that you've been inquiring about this for sometime now. Keep up your perseverence, do your homework and you will do this thing as you wish... sooner or later.
    Heck, if I was anywhere near you I seriously consider helping but, I'm not and I have other responsibilities right now.
     
  8. djwkd
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    Thankyou VKRUE.

    You do have a point about lancerbye.
    i would just like to say i have contacted the authorities about WETHER OR NOT I NEED PERMISSION for this journey-not if i have it granted as i doubt i will have enough details so far.

    I sincerely regret stopping building my raft for the winter and missing many posts on (especially)this and other threads.

    Thankyou all for your help,dominic.
     
  9. djwkd
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    They told me to contact port of tyne authority:rolleyes:
     
  10. djwkd
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    I still havent though-even though i know i need to!!!
     
  11. djwkd
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    i will asap,but as the 'limit' is fast approaching,the raft isn't as far as it should be to keep on schedule!
     
  12. pep_so_dent
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    Hi. I dream of building a raft and going down the Mississippi, but never will. I was in Cape Girardeau, Missiouri this weekend and the river looked fairly swift to me. Also there was high water flood marks on the flood walls- I can't imagine that there's that much water in the world! I suppose it can get pretty dangerous.

    I would like to see some of you get together some ideas and design and build an "ideal" river raft and start a thread in the forum here about it- with plenty of pics. Maybe it would use 55 gal drums for floatation. I suppose it would need to be simple to build, pretty rugged yet fairly low cost and would need an outboard. Hope to see a story with plenty of pics about it.
     
  13. djwkd
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    pep_so_dent,
    if you dream of going down the mississippi,but can't,don't.
    Go down another river like i am going to,don't give up on a dream,even if it can't be exactly the way you want-don't give up.
     
  14. djwkd
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    I know i've previously asked this queation but,qwist,have u completed your trip yet?
     

  15. qwist04
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    wow this is probably one of the longest running threads i have ever been a part of. I unfortunately never made the trip -- i made the original post as a senior in high school and once college started my summers have been busy with internships, etc. i came back to this thread because i am once again planning to do it... but not until summer of 2009. I have one year of school left, going to work for one year and then I'll be head out for the Mighty Mississippi.

    The bright side, this means I have a lot of time to plan it out. And originally I was planning on just going from St. Paul/Minneapolis to St. Louis. With some research, I am tempted to traverse even further -- perhaps to New Orleans -- but I won't decide on that for a while.

    This thread has a great wealth of information, which will help me as I plan out the design of the raft. I'm sure I'll be back asking questions and learning more about the trips people on this forum have taken.

    Thanks for taking an interest. Tell me about the raft you're going to take down the Tyne. Dimensions? Are you paddling it? Going with or without a motor? Sounds like an equally fun adventure.
     
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