Floating the Naches in a pontoon boat?

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  1. PT

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    Cabezon, I used to float the SD and C in my original (90's) 8' Buck's. Strap your gear down and go for it. Nice thing about the 'toon is you can easily walk it around/thru just about any area you don't feel comfortable floating. If you want a floating partner, get a hold of me. I'd love to do it. Seriously!
     
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    I've done it, but I do get excited for white water. There are about a million different places on that piece of water to throw a pontoon into, and take out from. They are limited only by your physical ability level and ambition. As far as putting your life/gear in danger; if you are safe and portage anything you are uncomfortable rowing, then you will be fine. I have never put my raft in that river, because the access is a pain in the butt, but the world is your oyster if you've got a pontoon/WM.
     
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    Just floated it again today in the Wm and I gotta say, not sure I'd do it in a toon and not now that the flows are dropping. Guides aren't running it anymore either... At least that's the word on the street. I'll take a WM down it any day, all day though.

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    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    To clarify, I think toons don't have the same "stick" in the water that a raft or WM has. Toons are twirly tops compared and when you're boulder dodging, I prefer more stability.

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    Spend any time in a 'toon?
     
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    Smaller ones only, so obviously my mileage varies.

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