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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by Brotherbob » Thu May 05, 2011 10:32 pm

cntry141iq wrote:shoot ole crowhater and them texas boys would make that run blinfolded in no more that 2 hours have lunch and a few beers and head on back in time for supper .. probably catch a swordfish for some steaks on the way home .... without no bertram yacht breakin trail LOL
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by mwthomp70 » Fri May 06, 2011 9:27 pm

funniest thing i was gittin ready to head to dozer on wed nite and this older fella pulled up in a ranger, he came down from tenn. and just stopped by sweet water to chat and he started telling stories of the old days and this was one of them. he said his son has a boat and lives in sebashton if his family is on here let him know that i really enjoyed that hour or so of swaping stories :salute:

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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by BANANA BOAT » Sat May 07, 2011 9:39 pm

I remember that .Did'nt he sink one on a earlier try?With todays boats ,A big aluminium boat could do that easy.Its only 45 miles from Port Everglades.90 minutes @ 30 knots.

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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by Rich Andrews » Sat May 07, 2011 10:04 pm

that short lil jaunt you call from Port Everglades to Bimini has lots of -----things that come up---- anytime of the year.Seen flat calm go to a miserable 10ft in less then 10 miles. It's a crapshoot whenever you make that crossing.

Get a North Current,and a N Wind working against each other over the HILLS on the ocean floor and your in deep shiat!
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Post by :) » Sat May 07, 2011 11:07 pm

the look on those peoples faces when 15-20 airboats coast in would be priceless!!
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by capt.sacco » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:16 pm

taking an airboat over to Bimini in the next couple of weeks. Wish me luck.

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Post by mudwizer » Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:33 pm

what you dont see in the picture is that he road the slick from a larger boat that had a makeshift ramp that he could ride up if things got bad

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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by farmboy » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:33 am

capt.sacco wrote:taking an airboat over to Bimini in the next couple of weeks. Wish me luck.
I beliveve if it where me id replan that trip and do it in the middle of summer. Personally I wouldn't do it at all on a airboat of any kind but that's just me... I've seen how that stretch of water can be clam one minute and 10min later you will be busting though 8-10footers and having to fight the currents of the Gulf Stream. I have made that crossing before and make it in a hour and go to come back and it take 5-6hours on a 36ft boat. It is nothing to play with! But if you do I would make sure my boat insurance is paid up :lol: good luck !
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Post by Birddog247 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:41 am

Think about how much fun it would be to ride the flats on the south end of Bimini giging lobster.
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Post by Skeeter-Gee » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:21 pm

I recall reading somewhere about airgator doing it as well sometime in the 70s not saying they were first .It mighf have been deep in anothsr thread here somewhere but im sure it wasnt a deckover

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Post by Seven3 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:06 pm

Even IF anyone did it before him or after him, I'm pretty sure Wayne's the only person who did it in a 12ft glades boat! Most of us with grass boats don't even like crossing canals :lol:

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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by GeeLeDouche » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:08 pm

holy balls. some of you boys are nuts!
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by In the Glades » Mon Nov 03, 2014 1:34 pm

capt.sacco wrote:taking an airboat over to Bimini in the next couple of weeks. Wish me luck.

Details on this?

Kinda the wrong season for a crossing like that
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by getchasumairboats » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:35 pm

They gotta be made of BRASS to make that run . Much respect to whomever has done it and to those who have tried. Kinda doubt olé 1 post wonder is gonna do it tho .
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by ccamp » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:23 pm

I'd be willing to try it with somebody else's boat, and a chaser.
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by John Fenner » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:31 pm

He did it last week.
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Post by :) » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:01 pm

Who?
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by slidingforhogs » Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:13 pm

I also read an article on someone making a long trip from Jacksonville Florida to new York, is that the same guy?
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Post by OLD MAN JONES » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:23 pm

The guy who made the trip last week is a SeaTow Capt. From Key Largo.
He purchased a boat from my brother, drove it for less than an hour here at Mack's Faish Camp in 3B.
I told him he was nutz, but he insisted he was crazy and just needed the boat there asap. He also said he was not scared or even concerned about the crossing.
If any of y'all know my brother Keith, you know he's got brass balls and I this guy he sold the boat to was wrapped about the same.
The crossing went well all in all, I will get the details and post here.

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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by DDSBC » Mon Nov 03, 2014 10:14 pm

Holy crap that sounds nuts. Can't wait to hear the details on it like did he follow another boat like the other guy?
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by Duece » Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:12 am

Yeah man would be nice to have pics and video etc.

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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by GeeLeDouche » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:37 am

I hope he took his gopro..
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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by OLD MAN JONES » Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:43 pm

NO GOPRO, NO CHASE BOAT, NO EPIRB, NO PASSENGER,
Just one crazy sum Btch :drunken:

ran out of gas 9 miles short and his reserve container had a few holes beat thru it from the jarring. He got there safe and sound, just a lil wet from the spray and shrunken pride from the fuel issue.
I tried to tell him how big a deal it was but he didn't care for recognition, just the thrill of doing it.

next time you r in Bimini, look for an airboat tour in the bay.

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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by Cutler » Tue Nov 04, 2014 4:57 pm

There was 2 of them on the boat, neither too bright!, they left at 1 am not sure what time they got there. Ran out of fuel 9 miles from Bimini, called someone to tow them the rest of the way. Said they hit one big wave that almost sunk them.

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Re: Airboat to Bimini Story

Post by Duece » Tue Nov 04, 2014 5:19 pm

Holy crap! Would've been nice to have been a bit better publicized.

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