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The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 5:36 pm
by JohnnyBravo
My first place was lake Okeechobee! Still love that place! :florida:

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:00 pm
by slidingforhogs
On the withlacoochi river near inverness. Never forget that day my dad said to me, here son give her hell. Had my own ever since n hooked for life

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:20 pm
by 99squeakbox
Lake pasadena in between zephyrhills and Dade city. Never been so scared. Bought mine in kississimee and brought it strait home never driving it and put her in the water lol

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 6:32 pm
by JohnnyBravo
Sqeakbox I was the same way lol! I had been on my buddies boat hunting and road with some of my
Dad's friends but never ran one for myself. I had a good buddy ( Danny Carames) that went with me
the 1st time. When I backed up, hit the brakes , it slid off! I looked like I knew what I was doing but didn't
have a clue! He realized that and asked me if I minded if he took it for a ride. .. I was like uuuhhh no go
ahead! He buzzed around lock 7 and came back and blew it on the hill. The rest is history! ! I couldn't
imagine not having an airboat!

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 7:58 pm
by pipedog
Hey Johnny first time I ran a airboat was also at LOCK 7, a buddy let me buzz around for a while....been hooked ever sence :thumbleft:

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:10 pm
by flcracker9
Area 2a, back in the early eighties.

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:14 pm
by fishonhenson
3a around 1965

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:18 pm
by terrible ted
My high school friends bath room with the neighbors daughter the first place I ever motor boated. oh you said air boated that different that be lake Florence and the St Johns river.

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:54 pm
by GCRedfisher
Rodman Resovoir, 1980 was my first solo ride with an old fiberglass hunt boat, a whole lot more stumps and debris than there is now. Good memories! Fun times!

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:42 pm
by Viking Life
Bombing range with my pop in late 70s. :rebel:

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:30 am
by Gary S
Behind the AAOF in the mid 60s. Got my dads hand me down in the early 70s.

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:15 am
by Duece
Ozello, FL. Ran my dad's 13' Airgator w/a direct drive 472 Caddy. That joker had the old thick white polymer on it and those that know Ozello know exactly why they ran than thick stuff up there!

Duece

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:49 am
by tdarr
West Palm Beach water catchment area.

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:19 am
by csumner05
Viking, The Bombing Range was also my first time in the late 70s with my dad that was the best !

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:20 am
by highlife57
Potts in Hernando...

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:01 pm
by JB550
In the Sawgrass marsh south of Hudson beach, Gulf of Mexico. Old Joe took me out for a ride and that was it, I had to have one.

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:28 pm
by Scarecrow
tdarr wrote:West Palm Beach water catchment area.
Tommy, in my opinion there wasn't a prettier place to run, for me it started in 1971. I sure had a lot of good times out there. :thumbleft: :rebel:

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:38 pm
by swampfox
East marsh. Fellsmere fl.1994. Dad turned me loose with the 0235 C. Still got that motor today. Wasn't scarred at all. Come back.and dad said I could here ya running the snot outta her. It was pedal.down as soon as I was outta sight :-) airboats been in the family since the Korean war was over. Grandpa dickey. Richard Redding(dickey Redding)

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 2:05 pm
by HuntingBigun
1975 Lake Panasoffkee my Uncle's DD Caddy man things have changed and I getting old :cheers: :old_glory: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 4:56 pm
by fl cracker
Lake lowery in Haines city around 1988.

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 5:07 pm
by Bruce
between turkey point and addison canal on the st johns river on a 13 foot nickhopper with a 220

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:13 pm
by lyc200
3A south about 1965 also' Nine years old.

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:18 pm
by rick
Lake Poinsett on the St. Johns. Either 1969 or 70...can't remember for sure. 12' Grasshopper w/180.

Rick

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:24 pm
by kwanjangnihm
Put in at camp mack and followed a buddy down to the ridge with my cottonmouth. It porposing so bad I had to slow down and speed up about a hundred times to keep from getting tossed out of the boat, scared to death I was gonna sink it in the deep azz canal, but finally made it. Man my sphincter was so tight they had to pull my seat cover outta my bunghole when I climbed off the boat!! :toothy7: :cheers: :salute:
:rebel:

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:24 pm
by dougeey
Scarecrow wrote:
tdarr wrote:West Palm Beach water catchment area.
Tommy, in my opinion there wasn't a prettier place to run, for me it started in 1971. I sure had a lot of good times out there. :thumbleft: :rebel:
Same for me
Doug