Thinking of (maybe) building a 6 inch pontoon boat dredge

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Thinking of (maybe) building a 6 inch pontoon boat dredge

Post by russau on Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:49 pm

Well I gotta do something to keep busy. I can build every part of it except the engine/pump/hose and it isn't that expensive if that's all you have to buy! Use maybe 10 55 gallon plastic barrels . Weld up my own frame. put a screened cove over it. and oh yea , I'd need to buy a boat motor to push me up the ole River............ Shocked

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Post by Admin on Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:26 am

Russ,

Wow! Now THAT is a project to consider!!! Wink

A "dredge boat" could keep you busy for years...…

Here's a few to give you some ideas on where to go with your project:

https://www.google.com/search?q=bucket+line+dredge&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwid6-iJkpfcAhVk1oMKHUDoARMQ_AUICygC&biw=1920&bih=962

I think the point would be to have a machine that basically did ALL the work for you...….scoop up the gold, allow you to sip on an ice cold beer......get filthy rich. Wink

Oh, not break your back, break a sweat...

I read a story recently about the Fairplay Yuba class bucket line dredge here that ran around by Fairplay for about 7 years in the late 1930s and early 1940s and reports say they mined up over 80,000 ounces of gold!

Plz keep me updated!

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Post by russau on Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:20 am

Right now everything is taking a back seat to our getting the house ready to list for sale. Day dreams and drawing up plans can be done some other slow times!! Sad

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