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by barhopper
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 8
Views: 642

Re: Poly for a better price.

Better be sure it’s UHMW virgin polymer. Recycled is crap and if it comes in a roll it won’t last long on the coast. Just my $.02
by barhopper
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 2307

Re: Running in salt water

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Southern Blade and Bolt in Ocala Fl. Owner is a airboater.
by barhopper
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: NE Florida Airboaters
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: NE Florida Airboaters

Take it from me, Huntingwithahoyt knows what he’s talking about.
by barhopper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: NE Florida Airboaters
Replies: 12
Views: 1222

Re: NE Florida Airboaters

You have to hunt from a regular boat in Orange unless you’re hunting in daylight hours. Airboats banned at night.
by barhopper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New prop help
Replies: 15
Views: 1261

Re: New prop help

I would try a three blade. Sounds like to much prop for the motor to me. A higher ratio would also help. The other thing to check is the bottom of the boat. Make sure there are no hooks. That can make all the difference.
by barhopper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stainless rigging polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Cheaper to powder coat it!

True words!
by barhopper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 2307

Re: Running in salt water

I have not considered aluminum. I worry about snatching them out when the polymer get worn. I have gone to brass nylocs so I don’t have any problems removing nuts when changing the polymer. Nothing makes your day than 4 or 5 stainless nylocs that won’t come off.
by barhopper
Sat May 25, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 2307

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: 27
Views: 2307

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: 15
Views: 886

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: 25
Views: 1580

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: 437

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: 683

Re: Shoulder Surgery

Following. That may help mine.
by barhopper
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 268
Views: 35898

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: 268
Views: 35898

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: 765

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: 1204

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: 268
Views: 35898

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: 625

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: 268
Views: 35898

Re: Redfish Reports

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by barhopper
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 268
Views: 35898

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: 268
Views: 35898

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.
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by barhopper
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 268
Views: 35898

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: 268
Views: 35898

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!

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