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by barhopper
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Poly for a better price.

I’m probably the one that talked about the brass nylocks. I put them on my last poly change 3 years ago. No problem with corrosion to date. Almost exclusively salt water. Poly has taken a beating though. Like OEG I’ll be changing mine soon. I will restate than running where we fish, the recycled pol...
by barhopper
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 281
Views: 45386

Re: Redfish Reports

Laid to them yesterday. Same as before, caught fish at every stop. We did catch bigger slot fish and a few over slot. Trout bite as good also. Tried a few places I haven’t been to in awhile. Man the mangroves are growing like they’re being fertilized. Great time with the boys. It was cool all day bu...
by barhopper
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 281
Views: 45386

Re: Redfish Reports

I believe they grow. Some areas I used to fish are so bad now that I won’t go there. Used to be mud and sand with a few rocks. When it’s to bad for me you can bet it’s bad. There are plenty of other places and I’m finding new ones every time I go. That’s after thirty plus years of fishing in the sam...
by barhopper
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 281
Views: 45386

Re: Redfish Reports

I’m with ya. I’m off for two weeks starting a Friday. I plan to be on the coast quite a bit during that time.
by barhopper
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 281
Views: 45386

Re: Redfish Reports

They’re getting right! We went this morning just riding and checking spots. Trying to get a bead on what was happening. Caught fish at every stop but one. Left them biting most of the time. Only stayed about 15 minutes per stop. Caught around 40 reds, one gator trout and a lady fish. Not one catfish...
by barhopper
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Going back to water walker. Falcons
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Going back to water walker. Falcons

I think the 2.3 is where you’ll find a lot of gains. Hopefully you’ll be able to get it changed. I went from a 2 to 1 with two K blades. With the 2.3 to 1 now running three r’s. Night and day. Can’t say anything about the jw never ran them.
by barhopper
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Mild 350. 2 blade vs 3 blade
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Mild 350. 2 blade vs 3 blade

Knowing what I know now I’d go to the 2.5 belt drive. Back when I switched the 2.5 required changes to the motor stand. I believe that the newer 2.5 will bolt straight up to a ch-3 stand. Good luck!
by barhopper
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Mild 350. 2 blade vs 3 blade
Replies: 11
Views: 1027

Re: Mild 350. 2 blade vs 3 blade

Switch to a 2.3 on the belt drive. You’ll be able to pitch the prop more. When I switched it was night and day.
by barhopper
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

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: 3419

Re: Running in salt water

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by barhopper
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: NE Florida Airboaters
Replies: 12
Views: 2691

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: 2691

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: 2722

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: 1933

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: 3419

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: 3419

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: 3419

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: 18
Views: 2541

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: 2600

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: 488

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: 1959

Re: Shoulder Surgery

Following. That may help mine.
by barhopper
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 281
Views: 45386

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: 281
Views: 45386

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: 851

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?

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