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Bravos river newbie

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No airboat yet, just starting the search. I live on my ranch near Hemstead on the Brazos. I figured a way to get boat in safely and have been on the river many times. Bottoms are mud,sand gravel and lots of very large rocks.
I have only heard a couple of airboats go by, all the land is private so no traffic
Anyone run near that area?
Suggestions for bravos river boat?
Been on a lot of boats and airboats and understand the danger but have always wanted one.

Thoughts?

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the dangers start with a empty wallet learning to apply large plastic sheets to the bottom of boat often running out of beer a long way from home :banghead: there is not better group of people to be around BRAB I dont get to do it near enough but we are gonna soon.
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i'm on the brazos just about every weekend in my airboat but i'm up near waco. i've only had mine a few months and i love it, best boat i've ever owned.
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Lots of T-Bars ,Thick Poly, Tq and Hp
What do you want to do with a airboat
Ride, Bowfish or just fish ? Different ideas for different stuff.
Also break out the $$$$ as I Am sure you know all of this .
Belt or gear drive ?
Seats, car mtr of AC mtr?
How wide and how long?
:scratch: :usa:
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Go see American Airboats. 8) Sallie aint hard on the eyes either....tell em you wanna run the Brazos, they know what that means.
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As Brother Bob said She Knows the Brazos .
Not many Builders get out and run the rocks
In Texas But Sallie has and does .
The AirRanger Name is one you see a lot
Of on the Brazos River.
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on the river saterday startin to get comfortable on it did not hit one rock and its way down a lot of gravel though thats what poly is for :toothy7:
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Check with Hasbeen, he might have what you are looking for.
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HASBEEN here on the site has a Brazos river airboat that could be had since his new one got wet.
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Brotherbob wrote:HASBEEN here on the site has a Brazos river airboat that could be had since his new one got wet.
BB
It did get wet.....still have a a lot of details to adress, but the Dirt Road Sport (complete with training wheels) does need a new home. I learned a lot rebuilding, driving, and maintaining it as my first airboat :cheers: .....now I have to learn all over again on my 2nd (no training wheels)

kinda like my 5 year old grandson and his bike :dontknow:

Palmsup, My big sister lives close to the bridge at Hempstead, and Brotherbob and I ran that stretch of river a few years back so I know what it`s like.

My first boat has been a good one to start airboating, so if I can help, or advise, just pm me.

Good Luck, and welcome to the circus :violent1:

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Is this you KC?

If so I think you are on to the right answer with looking at new boats.

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