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Old 19 November 2007, 00:17   #1
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Pics From The Weekend-last outing for this year

Got out this weekend for some boating & deer hunting. It's been a mild fall, but at this point most of the calmer lakes in the are were icing over for about the 1st 1/4 mile from the shoreline. However the Winnipeg River, which is pretty turbulent was still quite open, but probably won't be much longer given the weather forecast for the next few days. By this time next week it will probably be iced up along the shores as well. In any case here are a few pictures;


A) My rig parked by the deer camp

B) My friends super comfy deer camp setup

C) On the Winnipeg River

D) Approaching Sturgeon Falls along the Winnipeg R.
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Old 19 November 2007, 00:24   #2
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More;

A) A little closer to Sturgeon Falls - These falls create 4-5' standing waves and can provide a pretty interesting ride going through them. A video would do them better justice.

B) Loading the boat on a flat deck trailer

C) Detail picture of the inflatable catamaran hull

D) The Military fuel canisters save alot of space and work flawlessly
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Old 19 November 2007, 01:34   #3
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Lovely photo's, I just love seeing people out boating in extreme weather conditions and whilst I know the photo's show only a little taster of how cold things get in your part of the world, it gives a great impression.

Is that camp semi permanent or just like a tent?
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Thanks Andy. The camp is a canvas wall tent with stove that takes 3 guys about 3 hours to set up. These friends come up from eastern Ontario each year for 2 weeks of deer hunting, so the 3 hours of setup time is well worth it. The wood burning stove warms the place right up in no time, and provides temendous comfort at the end of a day of tramping through the bush.

With those falls in the pictures, a boat needs to be able to do at least 25 mph on calm flat water for it to get through them while going upstream.
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With those falls in the pictures, a boat needs to be able to do at least 25 mph on calm flat water for it to get through them while going upstream.
Looks too damn cold for me. It sucks when your beer freezes.

What kind of depths do you have going over the high points on those falls? I'd be worried about eating props.

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What kind of depths do you have going over the high points on those falls? I'd be worried about eating props.

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Typically, 3-7 feet depending on the the season and what the hydro dams are doing.
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Well, that's not too bad. I figured less than a foot over the rocks.

Stay warm, buddy;

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Brrrrrrrrr

Very atmospheric photos. Winter is settling in for sure!

(Bit squeamish about the deer hunting tho', sorry. Hypocritical of me I guess because I eat meat. )

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(Bit squeamish about the deer hunting tho', sorry. Hypocritical of me I guess because I eat meat. )

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Venison is lovely.

Great photos, I hope you found what you were looking for?
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Hi Pablo,

No, not yet but will be back out Friday and Saturday to hopefully fill the freezer. Once you taste venison, it's difficult to go back to beef (or tofu ).
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