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What are some things to watch for when running dry? obviously jagged rocks would cut up the poly pretty good... Ive talked to and seen many videos of people driving their boat around in the field at their house.... As long as there is a decent grass for the boat to slide is that ok to do? Or will running dry in general tear up your boat after time?

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Ur Polly pretty much protects the boat. Run on till the poly is done and put a new piece on.
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I bumped up to a stump today moose hunting, stump was in tall grass, just pushed the bow over a tad and went on by it. Our grass up here isn't near as clean as your grass, i reallly have to watch for logs, etc. Bud
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Running dry is rough on any boat especially aluminum hulls, but that what makes it a airboat.
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Did ever ride a Hard tail? That's running dry beats you kids if there bumps in the field.

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With no suspension in an airboat your rigging will take a beating too if you are on anything but perfectly smooth flat surfaces so check your welds!
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Deer and hogs are what i normally look for :mrgreen:

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running dry is fine as long as you are willing to keep an eye out for broken welds and such. As was stated there is no suspension in an airboat. You have the prop spinning which adds huge gyroscopic loads that are basically above the calculating ability odf most airboat users. Stuff is gonna get stressed big time when you hit a bump or stump or log as far as the bottom goes .. but stop and think of the load transfer that occurs from the prop instantly changing attitudes(location) ... just be didlgent in your pre-use inspections and post use inspections .. that time spent shooting the breeze on the hill is best spent looking at yuour rigging while you are talking and having others look at your rigging .. never know what you are gonna find broken.
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Good info.. That all was my stand on it too... Why tear it up if you aint got to.

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Mine has seen a good amount of dry, mainly through the marsh jumping from pond to pond while brushing blinds etc. I have had no issues with broken welds or trouble.

If I didn't want to run dry I would have just gt a Majak or something...

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I tell my passengers it is my job to drive the boat your is to stay in. Running dry is what airboating is all about, be safe and stay alert.

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What you watch out for depends on where you are running. Be sure to watch out for Houses, Parked Cars, Pedestrians, Horses, Cows etc... All of these listed Items will cause major problems if you hit them :violent1:
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hunter 12, the biggest thing to watch for is not enough power. its embarassing to be stuck right after saying "WATCH THIS".

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Watch out for trees!! :lol: :lol: :lol: I hit a pine tree twice (the same one lol) the other day on our long trek across the islands at Seminole

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