who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

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who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Postby jopete » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:40 pm

I've been a member on here for several years now. I've been here long enough to know that I don't know much about airboats. I been here long enough to know that some folks will let me know I don't know anything about airboats because they are older than me and apparently are smarter than me.
but, I would like to know who is, who still can appreciate the bueaty of running a gpu that is close to stock, maybe with a holley rather than a zenith carb, and just running the heck out of it on a light boat. my 11-12' old light hull with a Hoffman rebuilt gpu has been the best airboat I ever had, and that is over a 4banger Lycoming, a 15' Pori'er hull with BBC, and a Thurman 12'sled with a AV540 on it.
for day in/ day out hunting boat, the gpu makes them all look like divas in a cooking contest. lol

fellas with wraps on their boats or 800hp sleds need not reply.

I frogged all night in the swamp and then passed thru the swamp bouncing off trees to my deer stand and then drove 2 hours back to the camp only to repeat the whole thing in time to get to the dock and sell my frogs.


that is what a airboat is for.

sorry for the long post, just think some folks get too wrapped up in drinking a beer on top a levee while their trophy wife is bending over making friends and everybody is worried about scratching their paint while good folks are running nets. traps, and lines to make ends meet.

peace and happy new year,
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Re: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Postby Scarecrow » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:33 pm

You sound like you are a "True Airboater" to me. :thumbleft: :rebel:

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Re: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Postby Deano » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:54 am

Different power plant, but appreciating the beauty of old and reliable is not any
different in my view. Change a just a couple words and I could have written this:
jopete wrote:I've been a member on here for several years now. I've been here long enough to know that I don't know much about airboats. I been here long enough to know that some folks will let me know I don't know anything about airboats because they are older than me and apparently are smarter than me.
but, I would like to know who is, who still can appreciate the bueaty of running a Cadillac that is close to stock, maybe with a Holley rather than a Quadrajet carb, and just running the heck out of it on a other than light boat. . .
peace and happy new year, jopete
I can't honestly say I use it to make ends meet, but I can say that we (me and that old boat) have been involved in a more than a few 'rescues/retrievals' where another brother was really glad to see that old Cadillac idling up.

I've built a couple and had a few more over time, but over the last ten years, that particular boat is the one that always seems to still be here when the more recent one ends up going up the road.

I fully appreciate the point you make and did not perceive your post as being overly long.
There are many folks here, on whom your point is not lost.
Happy New Year to you to, JoPete! Keep on, keepin' on . . . 8)
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Re: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Postby One Eyed Gator » Thu Dec 29, 2016 9:32 am

Got a buddy on here Crazy Frog His dad runs a 12' lazer with a stock GPU with a wood stick prop. It is a fun little boat to drive.

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Re: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Postby terrible ted » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:26 pm

Whats a wrap?
I am a 540 owner its close to stock just removed one carb and add some more compression. My bud use to have a GP on a 13 foot laser it was dependable.

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Postby scottyroll » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:38 pm

terrible ted wrote:Whats a wrap?


I believe he is referring to the "Vinyl Wraps" that you can commonly see on high end vehicles and sport fishing boats now-a-days.
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Postby terrible ted » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:48 pm

You vinyl wraps that the girls have on there tucks. Or on the city bus.

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Postby glades cat » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:58 pm

My last boat was a 11 x 7 full deck with a stock GPU and a woody. Sold it unexpectedly at a Poker Run event. :lol: It did what it had to do to get me around. Made some good memories with it. Got me another O-470 engine on the present boat. I can appreciate the simplicity and reliability of these boats. Frogging is my favorite thing. Yea, I got a wrap on my boat cause it was cheaper, :lol: and I took the pictures in the Glades of the sides and transom. Sniper took the rudder pics of the Cypress Swamp and that means a lot...and it looks cool and different.
I can also appreciate your view of true air boating. It's in the blood...frog blood, gator blood, duck blood, hog blood... :D
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Postby scottyroll » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:30 pm

terrible ted wrote:You vinyl wraps that the girls have on there tucks. Or on the city bus.


Equally true :lol:
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Postby glades cat » Thu Dec 29, 2016 5:18 pm

scottyroll wrote:
terrible ted wrote:You vinyl wraps that the girls have on there tucks. Or on the city bus.


Equally true :lol:


Yea, yea, sissy stuff. :lol:
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Postby Scarecrow » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:53 pm

terrible ted wrote:You vinyl wraps that the girls have on there tucks. Or on the city bus.

I have known a lot of girls, but I am confused as to where their " tuck " is located. :P :rebel:

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Postby Gary S » Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:16 am

Scarecrow wrote:
terrible ted wrote:You vinyl wraps that the girls have on there tucks. Or on the city bus.

I have known a lot of girls, but I am confused as to where their " tuck " is located. :P :rebel:


just look under their vinyl.

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Postby terrible ted » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:07 am

The twins put the camo vinyl on there trucks and now regret it (cant get it off). I think quiet a few guys would of liked to look under there tucks both at the same time.

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Postby GMAC 76 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:26 am

we may have lost ol scarecrow if he cant remember where the tuck is located.....I bet jopete remembers

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Postby Scarecrow » Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:39 pm

I never heard it called a tuck, but if it is that thing below the navel I am quite familiar with it. :wink: :rebel:

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Postby glades cat » Fri Dec 30, 2016 2:13 pm

Scarecrow wrote:I never heard it called a tuck, but if it is that thing below the navel I am quite familiar with it. :wink: :rebel:

That's a FUPA...you're getting closer.
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Postby Deano » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:25 pm

That was a new on me. :lol:
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Re: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Postby terrible ted » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:33 pm

Well one mistype and you start a new fad. Or it were you like to tuck some thing in.

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Postby jopete » Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:01 pm

for Christmas I got some tuck and a shirt. both 2 sizes too big. lol

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Postby helicsher » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:40 am

Where's this levee with the trophy wifes bending over?
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Re: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Postby flcracker6 » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:07 am

Bone stock 220. 13'×7' Apache with the lip and deep sides. :old_glory:

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Re: who is still running a stock [or close to stock] gpu?

Postby TDezso » Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:39 pm

Stock 220 with Holley 500 on a 13 7'6" apache. Image


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