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    Lumber without a rack?

    This was how lots of guides hauled lumber to built camps before the " lumber racks" showed up. Thought some might enjoy the pics??
    The fella on left is Jack Jonas of Jonas Bros Taxidermy in Denver , Co. Click image for larger version. 

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    Should be 32 pieces there 2x4 on wings, 2x6 on sides. They say it was tricky going in over the lower door, but I couldnt say for sure......... Then even heard you filled the lower baggage with plywood sheets ripped in half??
    Then loaded the heavy stuff ontop of the plywood. But of
    course, that was probably just a rumor.
    Circa 1979.
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    Is this the pre flight picture or the post flight picture?

    Your story doesn't seem to indicate if they were successful or not..definitely like the history.
    "Always looking up"
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    I can't find the old pic of Mark Bills hauling long lumber on his Cub, but I remember it pretty well. Impressive. So are pics of a friend with a SkiDoo under his Cub. I've heard of a washing machine lashed to a Cub but never saw it.

    Up to 12' lumber is easier to haul in a Skywagon. When stuff doesn't fit I hire a Beaver on floats. Counter tops, Rohn radio tower, etc. Or a friend's Moose to haul in a big outboard. I've helped a friend stuff a full size 4 wheeler into a U206 more than once. Fun stuff looking back. Because the hard work part is easy to forget!

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    This would be a great photo for the current owner of that bird. If it's not the same owner from way back when.. And assuming it's still an in-use/flyable airplane.
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    I remember a guy that ran a trapline with a Skidoo strapped under his Citabria.

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    heard it was common to use 55 gal drum on side on struts against passenger side, SuperCub...on plywood..

    "no step"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randyk View Post
    I remember a guy that ran a trapline with a Skidoo strapped under his Citabria.
    Pah River Gary?

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    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randyk View Post
    Yep
    Knew him well. He built his Champ up like mine and was a one of a kind woodsman. I learned much about trapping when listening to him. Even the locals couldn't go where he walked and trapped.

    Gary

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    Skukum12,
    That is preflight to camp. We were always sucessful! Lol
    That Cub was brand new at that time belonged to Ward Gay, he owned Sea Airmotive and Valhalla Lodge. Nicest fella you would ever meet. Old time Alaskan family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    I can't find the old pic of Mark Bills hauling long lumber on his Cub, but I remember it pretty well. Impressive. So are pics of a friend with a SkiDoo under his Cub. I've heard of a washing machine lashed to a Cub but never saw it.

    Up to 12' lumber is easier to haul in a Skywagon. When stuff doesn't fit I hire a Beaver on floats. Counter tops, Rohn radio tower, etc. Or a friend's Moose to haul in a big outboard. I've helped a friend stuff a full size 4 wheeler into a U206 more than once. Fun stuff looking back. Because the hard work part is easy to forget!
    Click image for larger version. 

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    This could start a new thread. "Lets see what you've hauled with a cub"
    "There are 3 kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." Will Rogers
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinJ View Post
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    Guide. For hunting up in the mountain tops. Somewhere I took a picture of that too.


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    Never seen a snowgo under a wheel plane before. Can't imagine why a guy would use that combo.

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    Pah River Gary among others would fly to a dry spot to drop off snowgo for later use. Wheels and skis if the ground clearance allowed. With ropes and work tied the machine in a safe spot sometimes up a tree. Went back on skis and trapped where nobody was. Worked. The best I've ever met.

    Gary
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    Quote Originally Posted by TurboBeaver View Post
    This was how lots of guides hauled lumber to built camps before the " lumber racks" showed up. Thought some might enjoy the pics??
    The fella on left is Jack Jonas of Jonas Bros Taxidermy in Denver , Co. Click image for larger version. 

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    Should be 32 pieces there 2x4 on wings, 2x6 on sides. They say it was tricky going in over the lower door, but I couldnt say for sure......... Then even heard you filled the lower baggage with plywood sheets ripped in half??
    Then loaded the heavy stuff ontop of the plywood. But of
    course, that was probably just a rumor.
    Circa 1979.
    Is there a trick to this to prevent crushing the formers and stringers in the rear turtledeck?

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