'Mountain Men': Kidd and Wyatt build a boat out of cabin wood, but can it withstand the strong currents ?

Kidd Youren and his friend, Wyatt built a boat to check if it could withstand the tides but their project might not be as successful as they thought


                            'Mountain Men': Kidd and Wyatt build a boat out of cabin wood, but can it withstand the strong currents ?
Kidd and Wyatt (History)
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Kidd Youren has always been eager to start a new project and in the latest episode (July 16), he decided to take a boat ride with his friend, Wyatt. While Kidd was proud of the work he had put in, he wondered if that would be enough to make the boat withstand the river's currents. Made entirely out of cabin wood, Kidd wanted to make sure the boat that he had created could be used to navigate the river. Kidd was worried water might get in since the wood they had used was not normally suited for water. 

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Wyatt thought they would be able to get past the difficulties as the cabin woods usually swelled up when they were put in water. While speaking to the camera, Kidd shared that they had nailed all the parts as well as they could and the fate of the boat depended on its capacity to withstand the currents in the river. The initial few minutes of their journey had been good. Wyatt and Kidd had used a 15-foot paddle to row the boat. While the boys thought they had everything figured out, one problem that presented itself was the big rocks jutting out in the river. 

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Since the boat was a bit heavy than a normal boat because of the wood that was used, Kidd wondered if they would be able to keep it away from the rocks. Kidd made sure that he positioned the boat in the middle of the river to make sure that it was not hit. Just when they thought they had handled things, the boat started sinking because it was filling up with water. 

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Wyatt took a bucket to make sure the water is thrown out. However, with 15 miles still ahead of them until they reach the shores, Kidd wondered if the boat would sink completely. Kidd and Wyatt built the boat out of the cabin wood to make it easier to reach the destination where they would be building a cabin. 

To make sure the wood was not damaged, they decided to rest for a while before starting their trip all over again. With only 3 miles remaining in their journey, they managed to sail through heavy currents and finally reached their destination.

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'Mountain Men' airs on Thursdays at 9 pm ET on History Channel.