Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Stream Access Bill Fails

The Utah Legislature failed to pass HB 80, and left the door open on HB 141 which would restrict public access and overturn the Conaster Supreme Court ruling. It's an unfortunate loss for anglers, and If I hadn't already lost all faith in politics, I'm sure I'd be upset.


Thursday, February 4, 2010


The boat has been in the shop for some upgrades, getting outfitted for the Grand Canyon (aka little dorky) expedition coming up in a little over a month.

On the bottom,
- 9oz biaxial kevlar in the impact zone (2' in from the stem/transom)
- 9oz biaxial fiberglass
-12 oz biaxial tape at the chine
-new epoxy/graphite finish,

and in the front seat, a 360 gph bilge, powered by an 8 amp battery mounted inside, with a switch in the cockpit. This will free up Ky to highside like a monkey on crack.

Even added some new artwork -

The ejector seat is going in next...

We launch March 28th, taking out (hopefully) at the new Pearce Ferry road 20 days later. There will be three other wooden boats on our trip, including Kyle Frye's recreation of the Susio Too (later renamed Music Temple), the first traditional Oregon drift boat to travel the Grand Canyon. I can't say how excited I am to watch the Navajo Bridges pass overhead again and descend into the heart of the Grand Canyon for another 3 weeks of bliss.