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If its a car motor you might get by flushing it with diesel me n my old man sunk one of our boats had it up n flushed out the next day n running used a awhile n traded it off

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What part of the river were you on? It may not be there Wednesday. Is it in an area deep enough to get a big boat to it? I'll gladly come down to help you out except for Tuesday...I have a meeting I can't miss.

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Aren't car motors like fiberglass hulls you just use them for awhile then throw them away and get something else :lol: :lol: :stirpot: seriously though anytime a motor is underwater essippaly for that long you would be amazed at how much sand a slit gets in there even if you think you have it flushed out , personal I recommend pulling the motor complete aparts and cleaning it p

Another thing to think about if you have good current in the river is that if the boat is still there Wednesday and no logs or other bats have hit it, then it will probably be half way buried in the bottom of the river bed .

IMHO best thing to do is at least roll it upright then drag it to the shoreline and up on a bank at least then its out of harms way
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Was out hunting yesterday n sunk my boat as well. Just a corner though. No motor diving under;) i would do whst was recommended n pull thst motor apart. Seen some go down, flush out, ride on. Seen some motors worn slap out after diving. Good luck
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Sorry to hear about you sinking your boat. Why can't you get it out right away, instead of having to wait until wednesday. I'm sure there are lots of other airboaters in the area that will be happy to help you pull it out tomorrow. Bud
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If it were me, I'd be out there with a couple friends, truck tire tubes and a compressor before I would leave it for 5 days for nature and other people to do their worst.

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does anybody there have a winch, and are you close enough to shore to winch off of something solid. maybe even get a winch from a rental shop. I carry a lewis winch up here, that runs off chain saw. somebody down there might have one, or a capstin type winch. even a come along should drag it out if there if something solid to connect onto. theres lots you can be doing in 3 days that will prevent a lot of damage from happening over the next 3 days. bury a anchor on the sand bar and winch off of it. lots of options here. Bud
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I agree, gotta get it out asap.. drain everything asap and fill it full of oil for awhile and drain again.. hope u didnt bend any rods or push rods
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Looks like a nasty flood plain there (google maps) North End? Be lucky if its not filled to the brim with silt by Wednesday.
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I sank my boat with a 500 caddy 8 yr ago i killed the motor before it sinked took home filled with clean oil tuned over by hand and changed oil been runing sense. My son was at ft. bliss for 4yr just go out in march intubes and beach balls work well good luck thanks for your service

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I just noticed you were out of El Paso...for some reason I was thinking you were in S. Texas.

Hope you get it out safely!

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Man........with all the smack I hear out of all the Texans on here, I figured they would have been circling the wagons around your boat by now........ :stirpot: :stirpot: :stirpot:

Sorry to hear about your unfortunate incident.......we have all done it a time or 2....... :angry5: :angry5: :angry5:

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glad to hear you are going to try something . my son is infantry and you guys dont give up. good luck!!!!!

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if you could borrow a john boat form someone on base take a compressor and tie some inner tubes to cage, lower engine stand ,under bow as well and inflate it will make a lot less winching
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I have seen jetski's pull sunk boats off the bottom if you can get your hands on one...goodluck :salute:
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what happened to your friend who sunk the boat, won't he go with you to try and rescue it? Bud
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Sunk my old car motor twice. Once out change fluids get it turning over. Once running change oils agian after it gets hot.


ok if you have to get come-along and roap. Sink a pole in the ground on an angle slowly crank her out.

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Curtis I'm so sorry to hear this, it really sucks. Wish I could do something for you.

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I've sunk a couple, but never where I had to leave it behind. Hope it stays put till you get something hooked up to it.

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Alright, I can’t stand it any longer. We have a fellow airboater that needs help. Not only is he one of us but he is also serving in our armed forces to protect OUR freedom. Unforgiven is not a Florida or Texas airboater but an American airboater.

I had the privilege of meeting him and his lovely wife a couple years ago when they came to Florida to buy his boat and can tell you they are good people! There is no doubt in my mind that if someone else needed help they would be there.

Like many of us they could not buy a new boat but bought what they could afford. Being in the military they live on a tight budget.

There is no question, because of the remote location, he will definitely need help. Many of you on here have said you would help if you could and I believe that.

I have spent many hours racking my feeble brain trying to come up with a way to help. No one individual can afford to drive hundreds of miles and pay for the gas to get there.

Surely there is someone within a reasonable distance that would be willing to help if the rest of us will cover the cost. I see where over 1500 SA members have viewed his post and many have said they wish they could help.

My suggestion is simply this; locate someone qualified and willing to go retrieve his boat and the rest of us can cover the cost without breaking anyone.

Money is tight for me as I’m sure it is for many people but I’m willing to offer the first $50 toward a fund to retrieve his boat.

Tell me what you think and if you have a better idea, post it up.

Also, if someone in the Texas, New Mexico area can help, if the funds are provided, let us know.

I for one am not willing to just stand by and see him lose his boat while he defends our freedom!
Let’s get busy on this and get it done!

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skinnypockets wrote:Alright, I can’t stand it any longer. We have a fellow airboater that needs help. Not only is he one of us but he is also serving in our armed forces to protect OUR freedom. Unforgiven is not a Florida or Texas airboater but an American airboater.

I had the privilege of meeting him and his lovely wife a couple years ago when they came to Florida to buy his boat and can tell you they are good people! There is no doubt in my mind that if someone else needed help they would be there.

Like many of us they could not buy a new boat but bought what they could afford. Being in the military they live on a tight budget.

There is no question, because of the remote location, he will definitely need help. Many of you on here have said you would help if you could and I believe that.

I have spent many hours racking my feeble brain trying to come up with a way to help. No one individual can afford to drive hundreds of miles and pay for the gas to get there.

Surely there is someone within a reasonable distance that would be willing to help if the rest of us will cover the cost. I see where over 1500 SA members have viewed his post and many have said they wish they could help.

My suggestion is simply this; locate someone qualified and willing to go retrieve his boat and the rest of us can cover the cost without breaking anyone.

Money is tight for me as I’m sure it is for many people but I’m willing to offer the first $50 toward a fund to retrieve his boat.

Tell me what you think and if you have a better idea, post it up.

Also, if someone in the Texas, New Mexico area can help, if the funds are provided, let us know.

I for one am not willing to just stand by and see him lose his boat while he defends our freedom!
Let’s get busy on this and get it done!

:rebel: :florida: :old_glory:
He may be out of contact range to message or call to keep us informed, however for what its worth I'm in for $100.00 if we can do something. Looks like the NM.wildlife people would know someone he could get to help. Curtis let us know.

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unforgiven11B wrote:Thanks for the idea, Im going to make the 5 mile hike with an anchor 100ft rappeling rope and tent, going to use the anchor and dig it in every 40 ft or so using the come along and get it to the only flat spot about 2000m away. then use the anchor and come along to wench it up on the flat spot and drain ol girl, then use the same idea to get her back in the water and float her down to the mouth and get a tow in. Only issue is its going to be a solo mission as all my soldiers are unavailable at the moment. Going to suck butt however worth every drop of blood sweat and tears.
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Is there enough water to get to it with anything other than an airboat?

You mentioned earlier that someone with a salvage rig could get it out but not until wed. Did he give you any quote on cost?

Lots of good folks here on SA are wanting to help but don't know how because of the location.

Mud can be deadly so don't try to go it alone. Give us a chance to work out a plan to retrieve your boat without additional loss. Rich

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SteveReid wrote:
skinnypockets wrote:Alright, I can’t stand it any longer. We have a fellow airboater that needs help. Not only is he one of us but he is also serving in our armed forces to protect OUR freedom. Unforgiven is not a Florida or Texas airboater but an American airboater.

I had the privilege of meeting him and his lovely wife a couple years ago when they came to Florida to buy his boat and can tell you they are good people! There is no doubt in my mind that if someone else needed help they would be there.

Like many of us they could not buy a new boat but bought what they could afford. Being in the military they live on a tight budget.

There is no question, because of the remote location, he will definitely need help. Many of you on here have said you would help if you could and I believe that.

I have spent many hours racking my feeble brain trying to come up with a way to help. No one individual can afford to drive hundreds of miles and pay for the gas to get there.

Surely there is someone within a reasonable distance that would be willing to help if the rest of us will cover the cost. I see where over 1500 SA members have viewed his post and many have said they wish they could help.

My suggestion is simply this; locate someone qualified and willing to go retrieve his boat and the rest of us can cover the cost without breaking anyone.

Money is tight for me as I’m sure it is for many people but I’m willing to offer the first $50 toward a fund to retrieve his boat.

Tell me what you think and if you have a better idea, post it up.

Also, if someone in the Texas, New Mexico area can help, if the funds are provided, let us know.

I for one am not willing to just stand by and see him lose his boat while he defends our freedom!
Let’s get busy on this and get it done!

:rebel: :florida: :old_glory:
He may be out of contact range to message or call to keep us informed, however for what its worth I'm in for $100.00 if we can do something. Looks like the NM.wildlife people would know someone he could get to help. Curtis let us know.

Thanks Steve!!!

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Unforgiven,

Man, If I was still working out at Fort Bliss I'd give you a hand. Can you rent one of the johnboats at the MWR on post? Walking those mud flats at the north end of Elephant Butte was always dangerous business. If so, you might consider getting one and heading out to your boat to get some floatation on it; incredible how much a few innertubes can unstick and bouy a boat out of the water. Get that sucker high enough off the bottom that you can start bailing and take along another battery so you can use your bilge pump too.

Few good reasons to get the johnboat and try it that way since no one else has airboats in your AO:

1) Easier to take someone else along just in case something goes FUBAR. Too risky doing it solo.
2) Walking the mud is dangerous and will get you exhausted by the time you get there.
3) You can use the boat to drag your airboat out once you get her floating again.

Good luck my friend.

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