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I just read, "'Tanking' Down the Cedar River" in Farm Show (Vol. 34, No. 6) and these people are using stock tanks with a picnic table in them for selling boat rides. The 2 1/2 ft tall tanks are really bouyant and hard to tip, and provided with a pole to push with when needed, make for a happy day floating down the river.  They rent them (the 8 ft diameter ones) for $48, and they hold 6 adults. The trips are about 4 hours, and they have drop-off and pick-up points. They also make goat hot-dogs and organic cheeses people enjoy while they float!
 
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I hope they have good liability insurance.  That sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.
 
                  
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Hmmmm gives one ideas for the annual river float trip weekend. I have a dog that never leaves my side since I got her. Not so much separation anxiety as she is good when I leave her but it looks like I am breaking her heart every time I do even if the wife is home. She is a bit big to be in a traditional float tube (innertube we actually have some with a plywood bottom for youngsters and dogs)and my only option has been my small boat (due to shallow water levels it has to be small and shallow draft) up until now. I could see this solving the problem of bringing her and allow us to bring enough gear for the group to camp on the river instead of taking out hauling everything to the campground then coming back the next morning for the second half. Now to research this a bit more maybe even call one of the outfitters and find out weight limits and draft.
 
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