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« on: August 15, 2013, 12:06:19 PM »
Took my Cougar up the river for 4 days of river camping - 2 people, 2 dogs, 10x12' tent, air mattress, 2 coolers and 6 bags of foodstuffs, table, 2 chairs, 7 gallons of fresh water, one burner stove & propane tanks, personal effects etc. Let's just say we were traveling heavy so we had to install the luggage rack. Used nylon line to lash the rack to the cleats but that was not only an eyesore but has little guarantee of safety.

What I'd like to do is come up with some way to quickly latch and unlatch the rack to hollow cleats? Anyone seen such a critter?
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2013, 12:26:41 PM »
that looks like fun, i've never done boating/camping like that.

youre probably going to custom fab brackets. take a look at thule or yakima, maybe bimini top (might be too weak though) or deck railing hardware. i use collars like this for my tower.


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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 12:31:55 PM »
That looks like alot
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 03:28:14 PM »
And no RAP music...hooray. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 04:49:15 PM »
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I guess I should have been more specific.

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2013, 09:09:04 PM »
Oh no, no rap 'music!' Oh I've tried camping in campgrounds and I can only tolerate it in the off season when we're the only ones there - otherwise that isn't camping. The only privacy intrusion is 4 passes (2 up 2 down) of the Klamath Jet Boat Tours boat. Luckily you can hear the twin 460's on the Eagle 1 and 2 jet-boats a long way off as the last thing you want to do is be caught in your birthday suits when 25 slack-jawed tourist zoom by at 35mph with video cameras rolling.  :-[
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2013, 09:16:57 PM »
id imagine you could use stainless bimini hardware for the deck hardware.  it wouldnt look terribly out of place either.  just put a aluminum plate on the underside with bolts through it so you dont use just screws that could rip out of the deck.  then just adapt your luggage rack to fit/bolt up to the bimini mounts.


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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2013, 09:18:54 PM »
Oh man, those scenery pics are incredible  :thumbup: :thumbup:. That'd be hilarious! tour cruise goin by gettin' a full moon in mid-day.  :beer: :beer:

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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2013, 09:50:32 PM »
id imagine you could use stainless bimini hardware for the deck hardware.  it wouldnt look terribly out of place either.  just put a aluminum plate on the underside with bolts through it so you dont use just screws that could rip out of the deck.  then just adapt your luggage rack to fit/bolt up to the bimini mounts.



Thanks!  :thumbup:

Mayhem35: LOL that is exactly what happened! I'm sure the tour guide (sounded Japanese) must have described us as peaceful natives.  :screwy: I wonder how many home movies I star in? LOL
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 12:36:49 PM »
Where is that at


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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2013, 08:05:15 PM »
Where is that at


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On the Klamath river, Yurok Reservation, Klamath, California 95548 - 10 miles upriver from the mouth, on the east bank.
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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2013, 08:24:31 PM »
You should check out you tube to see if you made the cut!  O0

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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2013, 08:32:21 PM »
Some more shots from the camping trip - up the hill 70' up and 300' inland we find a forgotten remnant of the Great Flood of '64, now becoming one with nature. I believe it was a '53 Nash Rambler but I sure could be wrong...
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« Reply #13 on: August 16, 2013, 09:27:13 PM »
How's the fishing up there? It looks epic!........The pics of the remains of whatever kind of off-road vehicle that is, it's like a sunken ship, just in the bedded woods of paradise. Awesome!

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« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2013, 10:22:04 PM »
Salmon and Trout are abundant... fishermans paradise.
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2013, 10:22:56 PM »
Is the water super shallow? Do you have to know your way around?

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« Reply #16 on: August 16, 2013, 10:30:41 PM »
Is the water super shallow? Do you have to know your way around?

Yes, record low levels this year thanks to central valley farmers suing to stop the release of water from the reservoir. Otherwise low tide at Tewer Riffle between the town of Klamath and Klamath Glenn can be 6 inches or less - luckily you can put in up river of that at Klamath Glenn. I seldom see less than 2 feet under my boat - the shoals in the distance are about 2' but behind my boat is 12'. You can always wait for the Jet-boat tour boat to go by and follow his route. Some knowledge of the river (waterfall) doesn't change but the locations of deep holes, shoals, snags and gigantic rocks changes every year.
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« Reply #17 on: August 16, 2013, 10:32:51 PM »
Thats a 11 hour drive for me but that looks like a blast. Whole different gig than goin to parker or blythe. Id love to do that one day.

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« Reply #18 on: August 16, 2013, 10:41:16 PM »
If any of y'all make it up this way, let me know and I'll show you around. Town is full of river-front RV parks would make a great place for a regatta.
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