The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by Sniper » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:41 am

Palm Beach county Water Holding area now closed to Airboats
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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by rick » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:04 am

Lake Poinsett on the St. Johns.



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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by Southernshadow » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:42 am

East lake toho when it was still airboat friendly.

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by flcracker9 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:24 am

Lake Park marsh
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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by Coastslider » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:27 pm

Salt marsh in Hernando County

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by JGANT » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:16 pm

Lake hatchineha in the late 90s. Haven’t been on one in over 10 years now. Getting the itch

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by bkmail » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:11 am

Deshka river, Ak., right after I bought it.
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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by Keeth1123 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:25 pm

Lake Pierce
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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by gso480jr » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:31 pm

Withlacochee river put in at Nobleton, rode north to SR44 and back. Had no idea as to how much marsh I passed by. Flying Eagle, lake Pan. Was back in 1987.

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by Prototype » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:53 pm

On the trailer and it wouldn't jump so that started it all after seeing hoffman do a pond with no sides on a piece of bent plywood!

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by rdb » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:28 am

lagoon POC 2002

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by timmmyy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:16 pm

early eighties. at holiday park .put in and drove to swimming hole and back to park
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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by Rick McC. » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:14 pm

Pine Island Bay north to the head of Wall Creek in early 1980.
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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by Keeth1123 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:21 pm

Just bought my second airboat. Figured I’d follow with my original airboat so I also took it to Lake Pierce, Lake Wales like my first one. It’s maiden voyage went off without a hitch
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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by Waggs » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:30 pm

Hatchineaha, spring '02 when I was 16 yrs old. Went shell cracker fishin with my uncle. He let me drive. Its all I could think about while we were fishin was the ride back. On the way back I got ballsy and picked a trial that was a little dry and ended up near a fence line. I was cruising straight toward a post when I pulled on that stick, and all the boat did was turn sideways, still continuing towards the post. My uncle leaned down and said "mash the gas!!!" I did and the O540 came alive and straightened that boat out, just missing the post. We got back to the landing and I was embarrassed as hell. I asked him "why didn't you tell me not to go that way". He said "Would you have learned if I did?"

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by cowboy » Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:52 am

Lake Park Marsh

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Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Post by joshua357 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:29 am

Private lake in central Florida. Lots of good skinny water to learn in. Went for one ride and was hooked. Make no mistake, airboats are a breed of their own. Been boating my whole life but their is certainly a learning curve between the two. Have had a few close calls and they puckered me up good. Can’t preach safety enough. Still working on a build of my own but it’s a battle when the wife wants a new bathroom and kitchen remodel. Sorry to rant, just think there is always room to talk safety.

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