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by barhopper
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 304
Views: 68333

Re: Redfish Reports

We have lit them up the past couple days, especially today. Went to an old spot for the first time in awhile today. Pretty much stayed there all day. Great fishing. First went down to the mud flats to the south and loaded up on mud minnows. They really liked them today. Off for the next couple weeks...
by barhopper
Mon Dec 07, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 304
Views: 68333

Re: Redfish Reports

Fishing has been good. We’ve been catching a lot of slot fish just can’t seem to hit on any big ones. Fished a tournament last Saturday. Saw a lot of really nice fish brought in but not by us. We caught at least 25 slot fish but the biggest was only 24”. Been going at least twice a week and having n...
by barhopper
Sat Oct 31, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 304
Views: 68333

Re: Redfish Reports

Made our first trip of the year after a long refit on polymer, decking, paint and wiring. We laid the smack down on them. Caught 30 slot fish, a few good trout, a handful of snook and one big nasty black drum. We did not catch any over slots but we did catch slots at almost every stop. Actually went...
by barhopper
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Kubota Diesel Mini Airboat - Will it work? - What Prop?
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

Re: Kubota Diesel Mini Airboat - Will it work? - What Prop?

I wouldn’t waste the money on a Ivo. That’s old technology. I had a stacked Ivo 15+ years ago. It worked ok but nothing great. Had to really spin it to get anything out of it.
by barhopper
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Poly install ???
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: Poly install ???

Just did mine last week. Heavy saltwater boat. Nut and bolted it. 4th time I’ve done it on this hull. I’d tap a virgin hull but have always nut and bolted it after that. Did go to brass nylocks instead of stainless for ease of removal. Brass nylocks are pricey in my neck of the woods.
by barhopper
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 304
Views: 68333

Re: Redfish Reports

Appreciate it.
by barhopper
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 304
Views: 68333

Re: Redfish Reports

Where did you get your polymer from?
by barhopper
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 304
Views: 68333

Re: Redfish Reports

Snook in Wacassassa? Nice! My dang boat is upside down right now waiting on polymer. Supposed to come in the next day or two. Been waiting awhile.
by barhopper
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Upgrade a stock 502
Replies: 1
Views: 634

Re: Upgrade a stock 502

Stroke it!
by barhopper
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 2:1 vs 2.3:1 belt drive
Replies: 3
Views: 1103

Re: 2:1 vs 2.3:1 belt drive

I don’t have the motor numbers you have but on my 16x7.5 GTO I put the 2.3 on it and it was night and day difference to the 2 to 1. If I knew what I know now back then I’d go with the 2.5 to 1
by barhopper
Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Georgia Airboating News & Events
Topic: Any members near Brunswick Ga?
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: Any members near Brunswick Ga?

I’ve shot at deer from the post office parking in Townsend back in the day. One of my hunting buddies lived right there also. That was good times! We used to hunt from the interstate to the bombing range.
by barhopper
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Need Prop Advise for SBC 383
Replies: 21
Views: 3130

Re: Need Prop Advise for SBC 383

Reduction?
by barhopper
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Georgia Airboating News & Events
Topic: Any members near Brunswick Ga?
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Re: Any members near Brunswick Ga?

Man y’all’s talk brings back memories. Never ran an airboat there but hunted around Eulonia and Townsend for years in the 80’s, 90’s and early 2000’s.
by barhopper
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Video of new project
Replies: 16
Views: 2980

Re: Video of new project

If it had that much water in the motor for a long time I’d guess it’s shot. You didn’t say if you could turn it over by hand. Might want to scope the cylinders.
by barhopper
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 14
Views: 5673

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: 304
Views: 68333

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: 304
Views: 68333

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: 304
Views: 68333

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: 304
Views: 68333

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: 2865

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: 2534

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: 2534

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: 5673

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: 5964

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: 4954

Re: NE Florida Airboaters

Take it from me, Huntingwithahoyt knows what he’s talking about.

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