Tag Archive: airboat

Sep 27 2011

Hydro Survey: The Airboat


Out of any boats used for hydrographic survey and reconnaissance, from jet boat to cataraft, this is the one that gets the most reactions when it’s sitting in the parking lot: the airboat. If a cataraft allows you to say, “Who needs a boat launch?” then the airboat enables you to ask, “Who needs water?” …

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Jun 14 2011

Did you guys catch anything? Not exactly…


That’s usually the question we get asked when out on a river performing a hydrographic survey (“hydro survey”)! “Are you guys fishing?” This is especially the case when on a smaller stream such as the Truckee River or the Colorado River near Yuma. “Hydro what?” Most folks doing hydro surveys are on the coasts, in …

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