Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

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Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby bkmail » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:29 pm

Took a ride up to the Knik Glacier witha couple friends and their boats.
Weather was beautiful, fired up the BBQ and grilled some dogs, checked out the icebergs and enjoyed a nice spring day in Alaska, 55* and blues sky's.
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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby bkmail » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:31 pm

A couple more pics...
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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby exxon » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:53 pm

Very nice and beautiful. Great reasons as to why they should offer airboat toars up there.
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Postby radtech » Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:57 pm

Awesome pics. Looks like someone stood those ice blocks up and stacked em like inventory. lol Bet the boats slide like hell on the ice and snow. I always wanted to try riding in it. Looks like lots of fun

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Postby DIBBS7J » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:13 pm

WOW!!!! THAT'S JUST COOL....
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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby exxon » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:16 pm

radtech wrote:I always wanted to try riding in it. Looks like lots of fun

x2 Any videos?
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Postby eazy89 » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:35 pm

That is awesome! What are the chances I get to go for a ride if I come to Alaska? My wife's best friend is moving to Anchorage and we plan on going to see her this year. Also, I'm planning on doing some hunting while I'm there.

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Postby bkmail » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:23 pm

exxon, I have a bunch of video but no idea on how to merry it up to the internet. One of the guys we rode with had a GoPro and might upload something (Ak Grumpy in the blue boat).
Eazy89, No worries on going for a ride. Would love to take you out.

As for slick....hell ya it's slick! Cruising at 2800-2900 RPM doing 30mph is flat out cool.

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Postby HuntingBigun » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:39 pm

Dang we need a ride up there :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Postby skip olsen » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:10 am

You Guys Look Like You Were Haveing Fun. Looks Like Liz Was Playing With Her 450

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Postby Whitebear » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:57 am

What we need is to find a water/ice pathway from FL to AK !
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Postby exxon » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:28 am

HuntingBigun wrote:Dang we need a ride up there :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

I was thinking about that, but now sure how well I would fancy riding in near 0*F exposed. I'd take one of those heated cabs.
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Postby plumcrazy » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:18 am

bucket list for plum... got a three blade max on a ecotec up there ,,,, the owner sent me some cool picks up a river pretty places in yall's state for sure

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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby BluByU2 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:45 am

Very nice photos. I was wondering how long does your poly last running snow, and ice all the time?

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Postby bkmail » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:37 pm

Poly lasts a long time. My old boat had it's original poly I think....at least 10 years old that I know of probably more like 20 years.
Sharp rocks shaves it off, otherwise it's pretty tough stuff.
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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby Klondike Jim » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:55 pm

bkmail wrote:exxon, I have a bunch of video but no idea on how to merry it up to the internet. One of the guys we rode with had a GoPro and might upload something (Ak Grumpy in the blue boat).
Eazy89, No worries on going for a ride. Would love to take you out.

As for slick....hell ya it's slick! Cruising at 2800-2900 RPM doing 30mph is flat out cool.

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As soon as I figure out how to convert and edit my gopro video I will try to upload parts of it. Current video is almost 700MB :scratch: I am the one with the teal or blue/green boat (Ak Grumpy on another fourm that bkmail and I am on)

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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby eazy89 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:25 pm

I'm going to hit you up on that offer. Do you hunt any big game? I'm planning on setting up a float or drop in hunt for caribou or something with big horns.

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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby Klondike Jim » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:03 pm

Ok, Lets see if this works. There were 4 airboats running together that day. One built by Alaska Airboats, 2 built by Skip Olsen of Fairbanks, AK and one home built using a dimondback hull.

http://youtu.be/5kOxRYlbsCM

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Postby HuntingBigun » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:35 pm

Klondike Jim wrote:Ok, Lets see if this works. There were 4 airboats running together that day. One built by Alaska Airboats, 2 built by Skip Olsen of Fairbanks, AK and one home built using a dimondback hull.

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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby Klondike Jim » Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:40 pm

Here is another part of the run. Covers some of our running on snow, ice and water and large sheets of ice in the river. The end is where we stopped for lunch.


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Re: Knik ride to the Glacier with a couple friends

Postby Wild Bill » Wed Apr 24, 2013 12:30 am

Looks like a blast!


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