New dredge!
Last Post 21 Feb 2017 04:00 PM by WILLIAM HALL. 6 Replies.
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Sam BritchUser is Offline
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14 Feb 2017 12:41 PM
    Hiya fellas! Well today, I put some money down on my first dredge! Kind of a weird situation. My friend manages a pawn shop and called me up. He hooked me up, $500! But I have not seen it in person yet. I just have a picture of it. Anyone know what kind of dredge this is? I know he said that it's a B&G engine with a Keene sluice. Not sure of the size though. Any help would be appreciated! I won't actually get it until I pay the rest off in full, and I have plenty of time left for that since I'm in Alaska and everything is still frozen.



    JIM SHANNONUser is Offline
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    14 Feb 2017 01:54 PM
    looks like a 2" to 3" hard to tell from the picture. Tell them to measure the big hose.. don't see any pontoons, maybe it has legs or you can make some and use it in shallow streams.  Most likely its a B&S - Briggs and Stratton



    looking good !
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    Sam BritchUser is Offline
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    14 Feb 2017 02:09 PM
    Whoops, I typed "B&G". I meant B&S, yeah, it's a Briggs. I'm going tonight to check it out to see what size it is. Pretty excited about it! I'm probably just going to use some big tire tubes for now until I can get my hands on some pontoons.
    JEFF W HIGGERSONUser is Offline
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    15 Feb 2017 06:55 AM
    it looks like a Keene 3" or 4" crash box you can see yellow pontoon just on the right side of the photo maybe it is a good dredge.
    Sam BritchUser is Offline
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    17 Feb 2017 12:06 PM
    Not a pontoon. It's a big 'ol tire inner tube square setup. I finally got the chance to go look at it.
    ARTHUR WAUGHUser is Offline
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    17 Feb 2017 06:55 PM
    If you stay with the inner tubes, work up a setup using 4 of them......2 tubes have a tendancy to turn turtle and wipe the engine.  I found a deal on some old Keene floats and made a frame for mine.  Also rigged it for wheels using a couple of front bicycle forks and 26" bike wheels.  Pics on my profile page under 2 1/2 inch dredge.  Can be used for ideas, feel free.
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    WILLIAM HALLUser is Offline
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    21 Feb 2017 04:00 PM
    With that size of engine, 1 1/2" or 2" max

    Arthur is right on about the flotation devices, inner tubes want to turn over all the time
    Keep your dredge tender close by, engines don't like water in their operation.

    Bill
    So much river....So little time....Get out there
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