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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!
Ballsy! I'd love to hear what that hull sounds like when you're going over some of that stuff...like rocks.
That looks like a typical ride back from the sandbar for me after a good long day..what's the big deal? LOL
1992 Eliminator Daytona 21'
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
If you ain't hittin bottom...you ain't jetboatin!
nothing like boating where you have a winch on the BOAT and not on the trailer!