Airboat Must Haves

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Must have gear in boat

Postby FBXnanook » Thu May 15, 2014 9:14 pm

So lets get peoples input on essential gear to allows carry in the boat, from a legal view (fire extinguiser etc) to tools, handy gizmos, chainsaw with winch etc.....
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby terrible ted » Thu May 15, 2014 9:24 pm

A small survival- first aid kit.

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby pontoon outlaw » Thu May 15, 2014 9:26 pm

snake bite kit, extra belt, small tarp for them summer storms, hammer, machette, extra bungy cords.... :scratch:

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby Birddog247 » Thu May 15, 2014 9:29 pm

Cold Beer and Frog Gig!
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby terrible ted » Thu May 15, 2014 9:39 pm

pontoon outlaw wrote:snake bite kit, extra belt, small tarp for them summer storms, hammer, machette, extra bungy cords.... :scratch:



In the old day me a Rick H both broke down (2 boats 4 guys) on winder and sat for days without see any one else,

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby dougeey » Thu May 15, 2014 9:43 pm

After list week in the glades I will have spare fuel pump and a funnel with a screen in it , Doug

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby loudmouse » Thu May 15, 2014 9:52 pm

Bug spray!!! Adult beverages. And a phone! LOL
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby dougeey » Thu May 15, 2014 9:59 pm

Ok the best thing is a good friend with a fuel pump. :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby mudwizer » Thu May 15, 2014 10:15 pm

Couple tools spark plugs tarp bungees can goods bug spray head light cell phone/charger or VHF radio

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby mudwizer » Thu May 15, 2014 10:17 pm

Jigger hose

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby mudwizer » Thu May 15, 2014 10:19 pm

Plenty of water/adult beverages

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby Gangreen » Thu May 15, 2014 10:20 pm

Wow. Here we go.

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby mudwizer » Thu May 15, 2014 10:20 pm

Plenty of water/adult beverages

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby Gangreen » Thu May 15, 2014 10:21 pm

Vodka and the right shaped ice. Oh yeah and a stripper.

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby OLD MAN JONES » Thu May 15, 2014 10:29 pm

Always have a proper toolbox with a socket and wrench of each size hardware on the entire vessell, channel locks, vice grips, wire crimper tool, spare wire, wire connectors, duct tape, electrical tape, teflon tape, ultra black silicone, good tie wire, wire ties, a spare belt and fuel pump, fuel hose, a spare radiator cap, alumaseal radiator leak stop X2, a spare whistle, flashlight, sharp knife, lighter, waterproof matches and a hammer, machete, glowstick, compass and mirror.
Just to name a few of the items I always carry....

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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby FLA BOY » Thu May 15, 2014 10:32 pm

+ Cheap panchos, ear plugs, flashlight, lighter, extra set of drain plugs, extra bulb for the headlight, pocket knife, jump box and cables.
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby akblackdawg » Fri May 16, 2014 12:21 am

Lewis chain saw winch, with chain saw. May not be so important in populated areas, but often i am only boat around and have to get myself out. Bud
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby farmboy » Fri May 16, 2014 6:55 am

FLA BOY wrote:+ Cheap panchos, ear plugs, flashlight, lighter, extra set of drain plugs, extra bulb for the headlight, pocket knife, jump box and cables.

You mean you don't carry spare cylinders & pistons with you? I thought all GSO guys had to do that???? Lmao!
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby clark-kentski » Fri May 16, 2014 11:22 am

Because spinning props and alcohol don't mix.. :slap: http://www.chiefsupply.com/chief-one-ha ... OgodhyQALQ
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby Whitebear » Fri May 16, 2014 12:27 pm

In order of importance, save yourself, save passengers, then save the boat. I learned to NEVER go airboating without a jacket or coat under the seat. No matter what the temperature is out.
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby :) » Fri May 16, 2014 3:09 pm

I keep a lot of the stuff mentioned plus it's nice to keep a small tarp in the boat.. 10x10 folded and rolled takes up almost no space.. Well worth having in a storm!
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby :) » Fri May 16, 2014 3:11 pm

Oh and I keep about 6 1" spring clamps to tie tarps or ropes or whatever down
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby riverhunter » Fri May 16, 2014 3:56 pm

starter fluid, gun, paracord, duct tape, tarp, zip ties, basic tools, water
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby scottyroll » Fri May 16, 2014 4:00 pm

riverhunter wrote:starter fluid, gun, paracord, duct tape, tarp, zip ties, basic tools, water


The quintessential kidnappers kit :shock: :lol:
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Re: Must have gear in boat

Postby FLA BOY » Fri May 16, 2014 10:45 pm

farmboy wrote:
FLA BOY wrote:+ Cheap panchos, ear plugs, flashlight, lighter, extra set of drain plugs, extra bulb for the headlight, pocket knife, jump box and cables.

You mean you don't carry spare cylinders & pistons with you? I thought all GSO guys had to do that???? Lmao!


That's right Kevin and a extra can of AV gas :lol: true story though- I wouldn't doubt if my dad didn't have one in his angle valve boat! I think I saw a kitchen sink and an air compressor in the bow stow one day. He never lets me look in there though cuz he knows I'll make fun of him!
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