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hydraulic fluid bed ( 22:26:25 MonMar 11 2013 )

I was wondering with this gravel transfer system if it would be legal to set up a hydraulic fluid bed in the gravel bucket using water from the pump to push lighter material out of the bucket while you were sucking gravel up. If it could be adjusted correctly it might save a lot of bucket changes. No sluice anywhere around just your gravel bucket.

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 14:35:07 FriMar 15 2013 )

Yes; I believe a bunch of people are working on this concept. My guess is that there is quite a lot of innovation going on at the moment!

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 22:24:32 MonMar 18 2013 )

Thank you Dave. I am just doing planing now until I leave Florida in mid April and get out there. I have bad rheumatoid arthritis so I want to get out there and realistically see if I can still dive before I buy anything. I used to do black water diving for mussels in the Mississippi river and for clams in Florida with a hookah rig. If I cannot dive I still should be able to play around in the creeks sniping and also metal detect.

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 22:35:36 MonMar 18 2013 )

One other question. I have a square back canoe type boat called a gheenoe with a 9.9 4 stroke suzuki on it. Do you think it would be worth while bringing it out there in order to get to the far side of the claims and metal detect or crevice? Are there many ramps to launch with a trailer? Or do you think it might be better to get a canoe or kayak to git to the far side.

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 01:54:51 TueMar 19 2013 )

Hey Seb1008, I'm coming from FL in April also from the West Palm area. Where are you located?

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 02:42:22 TueMar 19 2013 )

Hey Grshpr I live just north of you by Vero Beach.

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 22:59:43 WedMar 27 2013 )

I would bring the boat if it is not too much trouble to get it here.

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 16:12:47 ThuMar 28 2013 )

do the math 1 squarback canoe + 1 motor = disaster. they are good for lakes but you put it in the river you might as well fill it with water before taking off. use the canoe with out the motor in the river.

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 16:22:38 ThuMar 28 2013 )

Quote: klondike_jake at 16:12:47 Thu Mar 28 2013

do the math 1 squarback canoe + 1 motor = disaster. they are good for lakes but you put it in the river you might as well fill it with water before taking off. use the canoe with out the motor in the river.


Yes.

The canoe will also be tippy. An outrigger has been employed by previous dredger types. The closed top kyaks in the hands of an experienced paddler are quick, light and safe. Key word is experienced. The Klamath is a powerful force.

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 20:40:05 FriMar 29 2013 )

Not knowing your boatman ship skill level, it is hard to answer questions like that, so with that in mind;

You can always use almost any boat to get to the other side of the river in calm spots.

The Mighty Klamath has some very dangerous currents and rapids and everybody has to understand that and respect the power of the river.

Don't do anything foolish, like putting yourself in a situation that is way beyond your skill level.

When things go wrong on the river, they go wrong very fast and 99 times out of 100 you will be unable to stop the inevitable conclusion that the river wins.

With that said, also be reminded that you must abide by the State boating laws;
Link to Ca boating laws


Mark

  
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Re: hydraulic fluid bed ( 00:34:09 SatMar 30 2013 )

Thank you for the advice on the boat, and the link. I will probably bring it out to trailer my gear in. It is 16' long and 4'wide amidship and I raised the bow about 18" with fiberglass and then swept it down to amidship. It will take some pretty rough water. I would only use it in the calmer areas if I use it at all. It is to under powered to use in rough rapids. A canoe or kayak sounds like the simplest thing though to use in calm water to get to the other side.

  

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