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by barhopper
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 296
Views: 60697

Re: Redfish Reports

Appreciate it.
by barhopper
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 296
Views: 60697

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: 296
Views: 60697

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: 379

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: 718

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: 1075

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: 2194

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: 1075

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: 2265

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: 5120

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: 296
Views: 60697

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: 296
Views: 60697

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: 296
Views: 60697

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: 296
Views: 60697

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: 2419

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: 2146

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: 2146

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: 5120

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: 5177

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: 4365

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: 4365

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: 4559

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: 2760

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: 5177

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.

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