Nodwell chieftain buries alive

Larry connolly

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Alaska have a chieftain 35 miles from the closest tree rock or any type solid material buried in swamp any ideas how to get it out excavator got buried as well as did two other nodwells and track dump I am listening and frustrated been 2 years now
 

m1west

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how far down in the muck is it? You might try anchors designed for muddy bottom for a yacht. You may never see the anchors again but they might get you out. I have a 50' trawler that weighs 31 tons. I used a delta style anchor due to muddy bottom and high winds where I boat. There is one that about 8 years ago it went so deep in high wind that I had to cut the line the next day. The boat has twin 6 cylinder turbo diesels and I couldn't get it loose.
 

Wyn

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Alaska have a chieftain 35 miles from the closest tree rock or any type solid material buried in swamp any ideas how to get it out excavator got buried as well as did two other nodwells and track dump I am listening and frustrated been 2 years now
Air bags.
 

MNwr786

Member
Untested idea: What if you covered it with a canvas to keep it and the surrounding foot of ground covered so that when the season just starts to turn warm you can clear the snow from the canvas and expose it to the sun. Just maybe it will absorb enough warmth from the sun to thaw around it before the path out of there thaws. Make it the first to thaw and drive it out.
 

bill w

Member
go in during the winter with steam points and thaw around it. we got a d-7 out that way. sunk to the turbo
 
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