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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by Hambone79 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:54 pm

Msa4x4 wrote:
SeatCover wrote:I know its gonna be a ass ton of boats this weekend, wheres the best place to launch? Camp mack?
Camp Mac will be an absolute shit show. I would suggest grape hammock or Coleman Landing
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by SeatCover » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 pm

So help me out folks... never been down there and dont know where to go. Gps coordinates would be great. Do I need the guzzler f 250 4x4 or can my little ranger get it done? Dont wanna get stuck pullin out. Thanks.
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by unforgiven11B » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:01 pm

There will be plenty of parking at overstreet landing as well. They usually open the field next to the launch for parking for few hundred trucks

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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by mojoe » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:06 pm

That little ranger will do everything you need it too. You don’t need GPS coordinates. Just follow the crowd. Say hi, meet some people, tag along.

If you have Motion X I can send you some GPS coordinates. PM me. But trust me you won’t need them.

Everybody knows somebody who is waiting on somebody else. Everybody takes off in huge packs and are typically going to the same places. There isn’t a wrong way to go as long as you bring plenty of gas and be safe.

I typically stay off the skinny trails when there are this many boats around. A lot safer on the edges of the lakes and the main trails.
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by mojoe » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:08 pm

This should give you more places to stop than you will have time for.

Miles Point is the “event” but there will be boats everywhere.
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by SeatCover » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:37 pm

That's all I need, thanks there mojoe. Hope to meet ya out there this weekend. Look for the blue and gray flames on a 12' gilleo. See ya...
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by CarMotorBarge » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:57 am

kwanjangnihm wrote:really good article & photos on how to tow a cm guy to the ramp with a AC boat in airboating magazine nov/dec edition :salute:

even gives tips on how to be nice so as not to butt-hurt them :lol: :D

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A/C boats have to idle back when they pull an airboat? Why is that?

Seen an EcoTurd pull a broken down airboat starting on the hill and back to the Cypress ramp on plane the entire way. A/C boats can't do this?
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by Slidin Gator » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:58 am

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Pretty obvious to me whats going on in this pic. :stirpot:
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by lilly-Pad » Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:32 pm

Slidin Gator wrote:Image
Pretty obvious to me whats going on in this pic. :stirpot:
:lol: :lol: :lol: :stirpot: :cheers:
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by OneBFC » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:07 pm

I had to run 4000 RPM doing that though JR. Too bad we couldn't get the video the boat owner took. Never heard back from him afterward.

Oh well..... :dontknow: :thumbleft: :proud:
CarMotorBarge wrote:
kwanjangnihm wrote:really good article & photos on how to tow a cm guy to the ramp with a AC boat in airboating magazine nov/dec edition :salute:

even gives tips on how to be nice so as not to butt-hurt them :lol: :D

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A/C boats have to idle back when they pull an airboat? Why is that?

Seen an EcoTurd pull a broken down airboat starting on the hill and back to the Cypress ramp on plane the entire way. A/C boats can't do this?
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by JB550 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:17 pm

:lol: and then there was the one AC boat that was porpoising on dry ground. LOL
CarMotorBarge wrote:Seen another 10 A/C boats shaking rudders in the marsh. Seen 1 A/C boat get stuck at the Cypress ramp. Seen another A/C boat getting towed by a car motor. A/C boats need to be careful next weekend at the Freedom Ride. The water will be lower. A/C boats need to buddy up with a car motor boat so they can make it back to the ramp.

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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by CarMotorBarge » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:19 pm

Russ,

He got pulled on plane by an EcoTurd. You probably won't hear back. LOL
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Re: freedom ride water?

Post by One Eyed Gator » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:38 pm

Made a great friend by pull him from bear bluff back to the jolly gator. His mechanical oil line let go, bad day.

My old 472 DD caddy pulled a 14' airgator with a 220 back to the ramp on plane. Had to drag it to some skinny water to get going but made it all the way on plane. Interesting part was there were 4 big hp CM boats there that could have easily pulled him back, but when the whether got nasty they were gone.


BTW had a new fancy variable timing after that, crank key wore a groove in bottom sprocket. In the end it was worth it.

Met some of the best people I know in odd situations like that airboating, helping other airboaters and being help a few times as well.

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