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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherWolf View Post



    That first one is just crazy.....how's he going to get that out of there I wonder??


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    DaMn! He must be good with glass each time ater a boat trip!


    It's only Fiberglass and Gelcoat - NOT Skin and bones and BLOOD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaMike View Post
    That first one is just crazy.....how's he going to get that out of there I wonder??

    Mike! How ya doin?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nodigg View Post
    Mike! How ya doin?
    Hey Rick.....seems like you and Tom got me into about 6" of water one time...........

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    Ballsy! I'd love to hear what that hull sounds like when you're going over some of that stuff...like rocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BajaMike View Post
    Hey Rick.....seems like you and Tom got me into about 6" of water one time...........
    Naw, Tom had nothing to do with that! You coming out to the zoo this weekend?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nodigg View Post
    DaMn! He must be good with glass each time ater a boat trip!

    That hull is made of old Papbst Blue Ribbon cans, I guarantee it, a glass boat would not have made the second gravel bar crossing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GT Jets View Post
    That hull is made of old Papbst Blue Ribbon cans, I guarantee it, a glass boat would not have made the second gravel bar crossing.

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    I guess that makes sense, now how do you keep the intake clear?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nodigg View Post
    I guess that makes sense, now how do you keep the intake clear?

    Probably has a good rock grate and he's obviously not too shabby of a pilot, you gotta get out of the gas when hitting bottom, I would be willing to bet that pump is pretty beat up...

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    That looks like a typical ride back from the sandbar for me after a good long day..what's the big deal? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by nodigg View Post
    Naw, Tom had nothing to do with that! You coming out to the zoo this weekend?
    I don't think so....I have to work in Vegas a week from Monday....how's the new boat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nodigg View Post
    I guess that makes sense, now how do you keep the intake clear?
    typically these types of boats have an "EZ Clean" or "stomp grate"

    Half the intake bars are on a pivot system and when you activate the grate, usually by a horizontal step outside the transom above the swim grid which you "stomp on" they pivot down off the bottom of the boat releasing anything stuck between adjacent bars.(the stomp grate is just visable at the end of the first video) You shut the motor off for the breif period that you do this to avoid sucking up the debris. Its basically an absolute must on a boat like this. Only smaller sport type adventure boats dont have them mainly because the geometry of the grate robs performance. That and a little boat like mine can be manually flipped on its side "relatively" easily to clear a grate.

    I usually get away with only clearing the grate before a days adventures and not having to worry about it till the boat is back on the trailer. But sh$% happens and you never know how much you're going to tag or what kind of water you're going to get into. Also different boats and different pumps react differently to how much stuff can get stuck in there before you can't get on step quickly, or at all. And often in these tight backchannels you may only have a boat length or less to get up or you wont get out of where you got yourself into LOL

    Sweet video's and an awesome little river, thanks for the links
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    nothing like boating where you have a winch on the BOAT and not on the trailer!

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