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Lenny Frasure has re-vamped 2 previously written books on adventures in Guyana, South America in the 90's exploring rivers never run before in jet boats and in 2011 making a 2000 mile + run down the MacKenzie river and into the Arctic Ocean delivering a boat (our main Facebook page picture) to the small village of Kugluktuk. If interested in purchasing one or both of these books, you can contact Lenny at lefrasure@yahoo.com for more details. ... See MoreSee Less

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Lenny FrasureThanks Bryan for the nice posting.

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Becky CawleyLenny I would like to buy at least one or more of your books. How do we do this?

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Debb HirstHow does 1 go about purchasing? I'll take a couple dozen- IF you deliver👍👍👍👍

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Gary HendersonI want 1 , will call you Lenny

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Bentz Boats - US Coast Guard Safety
Here is a brief video of some of the safety requirements for US Coast Guard certified passenger vessels. Any boat that carries more than 6 paying passengers is required to be built to USCG construction standards, certain safety equipment installed along with a stability test being performed.
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Kyle JeffreysSeeing a boat of that capacity is impressive and easy to see how the business has grown. Gives me pride in owning the original boat shop on Bryden and knowing some of the history from Rusty. Still finding things out there that make me wonder what they are and how they were used😃

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#211 - Plan a jet boat tour of Hells Canyon. The best way to see the rugged landscape of Hells Canyon is from a boat, where you can glimpse ancient petroglyphs, blue heron, eagles and big horn sheep. Known as the 'jet-boat capital of the world', this area boasts the manufacturing of jet-boats and often 3rd generation tour guides to point out the sights. (Photo via ScenicWA) Visit Lewis Clark Valley

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This past weekend, 50 years ago in 1966, Darell & Rusty Bentz along with their friend Colin Rhoades found an engine and jet unit on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. By the next year a fiberglass/plywood jetboat was being constructed and a lifetime of memories with friends and family was born, not to mention the seed planting of an aluminum boat business...
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Effie MartinDennis & I remember the boat and the fun Darell, Rusty, & Dennis had.

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Joe GiehmSharing...I caught my first two steelhead on the Clearwater with Darrell in the early 80's..

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Dustin JantzI remember this story. Pretty amazing how things happen.

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Rita Henderson MundtI remember ❤

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Effie MartinStandard Equip. : Two tool boxes and a case of bath-tub caulking!!!!

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Deb Zeigler CooperHappy Anniversary! 😉

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Jeanene SmartAmazing!!!!!

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Bonnie BentzWould you believe, that Darell stood me up 50 years ago while we were still making wedding plans?. Not the first or last time his love for adventure and boating ran me aground. Loved that man, but was never silly enough to give him ultimatum either fishing or me. Like the song said, I am going to miss her when she is gone!!! Learned to capture his attention when he was at home!!!

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Jeff StegerKiller! We would have been good friends had we lived closer.

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Leslie Gregg AltenederSo cool...

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Leane EldredgeJuanita Austin this is a real jet boat company. Bentz. Family built, family participation, family fun.

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Marilyn JacobsonThank you for sharing this, Bonnie. I love the pic's and enjoy the history of how it began. I think of you often!

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Arron MacMenaminAgainst the torrents... great read, couldn't put it down!

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Robert AmanOne of the nicest men I have ever met.

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Karen GloverThat is great Jeanie Tolcacher. The Bentz's left and are still leaving mighty big tracks on the land and rivers of Idaho and the world. Jerry glover

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Troy MunstermannHe was an awesome individual and a good role model

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Brian ShinnGreat pictures of a great guy.

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