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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
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Running the Babine question

Hey guys, anyone know where you can possibly rent a jet boat near enough around the Babine?

I really appreciate any leads on this. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-10-2013, 10:58 PM
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Rent a boat for a highly technical river that you have to head downstream on in a low water year. If you can find someone to rent one, be safe!

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Red face Just my guess here only.

A 'basic' river boat/motor could cost $10,000 to $15,000 dollars so not likely some one will rent you one.

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There are no rentals........and if there were, the insurance to run the Babine would be astronomical.

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The Babine River is a tight, confined, low volume river. You have to drive downstream from the weir for a couple of kilometres at least to fish. There are areas that the guides back down, and they still hit at certain water levels. The area is also infested with large grizzlies at that time of year because of all the salmon carcasses.
Wrecking someone else's boat downstream of the put in and having to walk back a couple of kilometres to the truck doesn't sound so appealing to me. You might want to rethink this one.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-11-2013, 04:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the responses guys. Knew it was a shot in the dark. Onto to better less hazardous options.
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