Anchorage area airboat trip.

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Anchorage area airboat trip.

Post by JB550 » Thu May 12, 2016 5:01 pm

I am coming to Anchorage for a weekend in the end of June. I would like to trade a trip on an airboat there for a trip on an airboat in the Flying Eagle Preserve Citrus County Florida. I have friends I'm staying with up there that have lived there for over 20 years that I haven't seen in that time. I would gladly pay for the gas for the day and whatever food we eat. Please PM me if we can make this happen it would be fantastic.

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Post by JB550 » Sun May 15, 2016 8:26 am

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The weekend I'll be there will be the 25th and 26th of June. It would be me and only one other person. My friend there is an avid Outdoorsman that hunts and fishes regularly

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Post by F0zzy2 » Sun May 15, 2016 6:23 pm

I'd love to but i'm up in Fairbanks, If you talk your buddy into a trip North hit me up.
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Post by JB550 » Wed May 18, 2016 1:15 pm

Thank you for the response. I was kind of stunned by the lack of interest. Chuck at airboat Pros knows a number of people they're in Anchorage having sold them boats and is going to work out a trip with one of his customers for me. Again thanks for the response if we make it North I will contact you.

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Post by stanly » Wed May 18, 2016 9:00 pm

You might want to try posting on the Alaska Outdoor Forum in the Alaska Airboating section. I think you'll have better luck there. Everyone is pretty busy that time of year, good luck...

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Post by chuckitt@earthlink.net » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:06 pm

Jeff did get to ride on Dick's New 14 ft Kevlar Rivermaster while in Alaska. He told me it was the best performing airboat he has been on. I will try to attach a link to a youtube video of a trip by akxpro.
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Post by kwanjangnihm » Mon Jul 11, 2016 1:32 pm

nice video!!

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Post by PeaRiverOpossum » Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:49 am

WOW! You are a lucky man Jeff! Really makes me second guess where I want to live. Beautiful! I lived in ID for a few years and miss that kind of country.

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Post by Birddog247 » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:30 pm

Killer video! Looks amazing
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Post by hirise » Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:06 am

do you know what part around anchorage is featured in that video? I was thinking the mat-sue valley or between the two
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Post by bkmail » Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:08 pm

Not Anchorage at all.
Its Jim Creek, Knik river, and the glacier.
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Post by pipedog » Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:03 pm

AWESOME video!!!
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Post by akblackdawg » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:55 pm

Yes, like BK says, it looks like Jim Creek area off the Knik River, less then a hour drive from Anchorage. As long as my boat is up for it, i'll be happy to take you and friend for a ride out there. Just pm me. Bud
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Post by Deano » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:38 pm

Bud, some of us have become accustomed to your not reading entire threads and just showing up at the end with something that may or may not be relevant. Usually nobody comments when this happens. However, this time I can't help but point out that he was already up there three weeks ago now. :lol:

My bad . . . maybe it's not to late if he can get ahold of Stewie Griffin. He has a time machine. :D
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Post by boatair » Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:10 pm

Deano wrote:Bud, some of us have become accustomed to your not reading entire threads and just showing up at the end with something that may or may not be relevant. Usually nobody comments when this happens. However, this time I can't help but point out that he was already up there three weeks ago now. :lol:

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Re: Anchorage area airboat trip.

Post by akblackdawg » Mon Jul 18, 2016 11:29 pm

Deano wrote:Bud, some of us have become accustomed to your not reading entire threads and just showing up at the end with something that may or may not be relevant. Usually nobody comments when this happens. However, this time I can't help but point out that he was already up there three weeks ago now. :lol:

My bad . . . maybe it's not to late if he can get ahold of Stewie Griffin. He has a time machine. :D
yep Deano, I guess he missed out. first 5 posts were in may and I missed them, last 10 were in july, that's when I saw them and didn't realize I was a bit late. ty for your concern. Bud
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Post by Sniper » Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:00 am

Man I had no Idea they had areas in Alaska like that to ride in that was awesome almost like the Everglades with Mountains\
the Video was fantastic
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Re: Anchorage area airboat trip.

Post by akblackdawg » Sat Jul 30, 2016 2:00 am

Sniper wrote:Man I had no Idea they had areas in Alaska like that to ride in that was awesome almost like the Everglades with Mountains\
the Video was fantastic
that's a nice area but pretty small, it is several lakes joined together by creeks and you can take a spin around each of them from end to end and be back in a half day without rushing things. they join onto a main river and about 20 miles up the river is a glacier which is a nice run on occasion, if water is normal or high, jet boats can get up to it also, during low water its airboat territory. but there are other areas in the state to explore also.
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Re: Anchorage area airboat trip.

Post by WickedAct » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:14 pm

I know this is an old thread but I was about to post the same thing!

WE TOO are from Flying Eagle Preserve in Florida & heading to the Anchorage area to stay with friends. We are looking for a ride Sept. 11-17, 2019. Happy to buy fuel,lunch & also reciprocate a ride in the Eagle. Which is the best ABing around FL!! (#cca Home of Swampstock!) We are not sissy riders & prefer a locals ride rather than sitting on a boat w/ 30 other people. But heck, I can't even get any tour people to pick up the phone. If anyone has time to help us check off this bucket list item~ that would be cool!! Please let me know. THX!!

(Now i wonder who the original poster was? probably passed him in the swamp last weekend!)

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