Search found 641 matches

by barhopper
Sat May 25, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Running in salt water

Hasn’t been a problem for me yet. Current boat is a 2005 that I’ve changed the poly on 3 times so far. I’ve not seen any damaged to the metal under the poly. I do get some corrosion from where the stainless fasteners attach the poly through the hull but I believe that’s from the dissimilar metals no...
by barhopper
Fri May 24, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Running in salt water

Run saltwater 99% of the time. Aluminum, stainless, and poly. Wash it down when you’re down and it’s good to go.
by barhopper
Wed May 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: new 383...what oil
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: new 383...what oil

Brad Penn 20 50 is my choice of oil. High zinc content.
by barhopper
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New ej20 subaru turbo 2:1 belt drive 10 blade
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: New ej20 subaru turbo 2:1 belt drive 10 blade

How about a video of it running? I’d like to see that!
by barhopper
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: porpoiseing
Replies: 4
Views: 350

Re: porpoiseing

To answer you question raising the back of the motor would pick up the nose of the boat. Lowering it would push the nose down and could possibly help your issue. A lot of good points were brought up in the previous post.
by barhopper
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Shoulder Surgery
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Shoulder Surgery

Following. That may help mine.
by barhopper
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Dang it man. Sounds like fun. Maybe I’ll get caught up on work this weekend.
by barhopper
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Nice! Haven’t been in over a month. Wish I could go. Were the fish in the creeks or out at the mouths?
by barhopper
Sat Mar 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New poly
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: New poly

Motor turning the same rpm’s? Any prop adjustments done?
Every time I’ve changed mine it’s been slicker than owl **** at first. What’s the poly look like?
by barhopper
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Sensenich jw series help/review
Replies: 15
Views: 748

Re: Sensenich jw series help/review

What diameter? Still 78”? I think more reduction would help. 2.3 or 2.5 would wake it up. Should be able to change bottom pulley if it’s a century.
by barhopper
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Where’d you fish? In the creeks or out?
by barhopper
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Going to have new boat built soon
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Going to have new boat built soon

15 x 8 with the LS3. I run a 16 now but I’d get a 15 if I did it again. GTO builds a nice boat. I’ve beat the crap out of mine for almost 14 years and it’s still in good shape. On the fourth poly bottom now. I run the gulf 95% of the time.
by barhopper
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Still biting
328532A3-96F7-4F82-A9F1-BECA6024B8B7.jpeg
by barhopper
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

North of 40 but not to far. Water has been really clear the last couple of weeks. If it stays clear in the next couple of weeks I might trying gigging mullet and sheepshead. We only fished a couple spots and those were only a couple hundred yards apart. Steady bite for a few hours. Saw only one othe...
by barhopper
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Great day today. Caught 18 nice slot fish. Lost a few big ones. Lots of cobbs. Hopefully the cooler weather will stay awhile.
FA77480F-6210-4B3C-8696-A1847665E233.jpeg

D3064EF3-C6D9-4DD7-92E3-E98E8F9C1C80.jpeg

373447A4-00AD-401C-97DF-52995B6E87A2.jpeg
by barhopper
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

I went last Friday morning. I think I was the only one out. Caught a decent amount of fish with four slots. Water is definitely warmer and fishing has slowed in the creeks. Have been fishing south of the ramp lately, doing well. It was some kind of windy. Got off the water before the rain. Water see...
by barhopper
Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

I also went yesterday. Had the opposite of Andy. Caught fish all day. 10 slots and lots of cobbs. Stay just north of HWY 40. Didn’t venture way back in any creeks. I thought the same as he found, lots of freshwater after the two big rains. Good luck to those that go and Merry Christmas to everyone!
by barhopper
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Swapping to Aluminum Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 1192

Re: Swapping to Aluminum Hull

I agree with One Eyed Gator. Depends where you run. I run between Rick McC and OEG. You won’t go where I go, without poly, for long without hull damage. I also replace every three to four years. It is amazing the damage sustained when looking at the cuts and gouges in the poly. I put my own on when ...
by barhopper
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Thanks for the reply. I thought it would have dirty’d up after the rains.
by barhopper
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

How did the water look? After all that rain I figured that water would be running out of the woods for a bit. Hope it’s straightened out by the end of week.
by barhopper
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Not as good yesterday. No trouble catching fish. Trout bite was better for where I fish. Wednesday was the day to go,I believe, but obligations kept me home. Maybe the weather will clear up on Saturday.
BDF6633D-8D81-44E7-9FBF-7A8FE1803996.jpeg
by barhopper
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Went back this morning. Not as low as yesterday. Not as many quality fish but caught fish at every stop. You can catch cobbs until you’re tired of it. Gonna lay out until middle of next week and see what the afternoon tides bring. Good Luck to those that go.
by barhopper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Had a stellar day. Going back tomorrow.
B70C3F15-6CA3-4AE1-9B68-2CE4DBBCAA9E.jpeg
by barhopper
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Will standard radiator hose work?
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Will standard radiator hose work?

Look for “wet exhaust” hose. I don’t know your location but it can be bought by the foot at GTO here. I just replaced all mine. It’s not cheap. My old hose was over ten years old. Had no problems but changed it before I did.
by barhopper
Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Went this afternoon with a fellow SA member Vince. Had a really good day. Water temperature is a lot lower than last weekend. Fish are in the creeks. New moon next weekend. Can’t wait.
F94EAF24-70BE-45FE-AA10-A3ED4EE88424.jpeg

That one had to go back.

Go to advanced search