First descent of a Jet boat down the Upper Gully

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Post by jamesriverguy » 20 Sep 2017, 20:01

River Road Jet Boats partnered with Creature Craft Inflatables to make a white water running jet boat. These are pictures of the First Descent of the Upper Gully by a Jet boat this past weekend at Gully fest. That is a Mercury 4 stroke 60/40 on the back
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Post by crazymanme2 » 21 Sep 2017, 12:06

That's insane. =D>

I have kayaked the upper & lower Gully.
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Post by jamesriverguy » 21 Sep 2017, 19:53

There is a plan to do a full ascent of the Gully in fall of 2018.

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Post by Riverdog » 28 Sep 2017, 21:43

Would love to see some video of that.
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Post by Crazyboat » 29 Sep 2017, 21:05

WTF am I looking at?

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Post by stinkfoot » 29 Sep 2017, 21:33

A Creature Craft inflatable. it is a type of supposedly unflippable and self-righting white water raft.

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Post by ncclimber » 30 Sep 2017, 08:30

it's the Gauley River not the Gully.....

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Post by handyandy » 04 Oct 2017, 13:21

thing looks goofy as all get out, would like to see how going up would go.

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Post by lovedr79 » 05 Oct 2017, 13:50

interesting. i want to see it out of the water.
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Post by Crazyboat » 05 Oct 2017, 16:02

stinkfoot wrote:A Creature Craft inflatable. it is a type of supposedly unflippable and self-righting white water raft.

Having to see around that big center tube can get you killed.

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Post by stinkfoot » 05 Oct 2017, 20:04

There are lots of Youtube videos of them being used for their intended purpose.

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Post by jtf » 07 Oct 2017, 09:23

https://gearjunkie.com/whitewater-raft- ... s-injuries

Stood on those house size boulders lining the Gauley River without the turbines on, and it is still scary water at low cfs. Don't know how or why the motor would be of help going down river. But, if they are used as rescue platforms, suppose they would require power.

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Post by Vol423 » 06 Jul 2018, 08:17

I have total contempt for the fools who did that.

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