Since my reluctance in stopping dredging because of my back ,I've been thinking of acquiring a really large dredge from Keene and assemble a crew to help run it for me. I'd like to run it up the Missouri River . Most of the gold I've found in this River has been small stuff BUT I haven't got out to where the heavies are and a bugger dredge would do that . I once had a opportunity to clean out Sand and Gravel barges after the company's that do have their permits to do channel depths for the C.O.E. ......I'd like to apply for a permit to dredge these unclaimed sections of this River to below the 9 -10 foot River channels they currently do for navigation clearances. BUT in my tiring to find willing partners in this , MOST ALL of the people would want to try it out for a day and then decide OR only when they want to do it. So far I have slowly losing interest in this. What good is a dream if you can't pursue it ? If I could swing this idea , what would a split in the gold or a flat pay be fair to all ? Probably a signed contract would be in order but what would it cover ? And what about liability insurance covering accidental injuries ? OR a signed wavier releasing me and the crew from liability. This would be a biggie but a very necessary expense for sure. And maybe this is a dream and I couldn't afford this anyway! What's everyone's thoughts or advise ?