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Fookz92
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Getting back in the game

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Hello SA family. My name is Hunter. I'm 22 and from Maryland. Next week (Jan 19th) I am moving to the Port orange,FL area for the 3rd time due to a new job. I have previous airboat experience and had to sell my 15 ft diamondback a few months ago which I rode in MD. Never have rode in Florida before though. So, I am looking to learn about the different area and knowledge everybody has to offer so it will help me when it comes to buying my next boat some time down the road. Hopefully I can make some new friends along the way. So, Any open seats?
Please PM if you think you can help me out. Thanks guys!
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WELCOME BACK Fookz92. I'm down here in SW florida. We ride Charlotte harbor. Peace an Myakka river. Mostly take trips to OKEEchobee KISSIMEE An Istapoga. Heading to BIG-O for last 2-weeks of duck season. PM me sum time will go riding an maybe KILL sum thing :rebel: :florida: :usa: ps. ALOT of NICE boats for sale out there. Give me a buzz when your ready to go shopping:)
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Thank you gatorfrog for the reply. If I ever get down that way I sure will get up with you. I am just looking to ride along with someone a few times and get a good look at the different set ups everybody has. Thanks
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Fookz I see by your profile that you had a GSO480 with a 10 blade on it. How did ytou like that setup abd what was the noise level like with the gearbox only turning around 2200
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Freedom ride on lake kissimmie next month is gonna be the best place to check out boats, you'll definetly see a little of everything!
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Dirtman, the 480 is a powerhouse of an engine. Fuel burn was horrible at 20gph roughly.
The 10 bld was pretty loud but it did what I wanted. Was so close to pulling the trigger on sensenich 'R' type 3bld and would have helped tremendously but I ended up selling whole rig completely.
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Marshpirate, I have read and heard a lot about the Freedomride. Once again, I have no way to get out on the water though and is why I am asking for someone on the SA family to adopt me. :lol:
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Welcome to SA and Florida, make planes to go to few of the airboat shows like Palm beach and Broward you can see it all from mild to wild :thumbleft:
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I hear ya man, if my boat wasn't already full that day id gladly of taken you, last years freedom ride was a blast hope you get a chance to get out there this year, more boats on the lake that day to comprehend!
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Marshpirate wrote:I hear ya man, if my boat wasn't already full that day id gladly of taken you, last years freedom ride was a blast hope you get a chance to get out there this year, more boats on the lake that day to comprehend!
I'll do my best to swim on out if I have to. Thanks though!
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