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    Default Old to Skip but new to me

    I donít think I could have bought a nicer boat from a nicer guy. Now I can stop driving my jet boat like and airboat and save some repair bills. It's gonna be a long week, canít pick her up until this weekend.

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    Good looking boat, Skip makes fine boats, you will enjoy it. Bud
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    Default Woo-Hoo!!

    Congrats Fozzy,
    Now you bought a boat that CAN jump and is made to do so.....you won't be dissapointed!
    Plus, you have the best mentor to teach you how to drive that hot rod!
    Lets see some pics when you get her out on the water, or snow, or grass, or gravel bars, etc....
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    Thanks, skip will be mentoring this weekend. I can't wait, I haven't even laid hands on it yet. My wife was kind enough to send me a picture though.

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    I Thank You Guys For The Comments. Larry You Will Be Back Talking About The Ride You Had And The Stuff You Learned Just Ask Brian Its A Hole New World.

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    Fozzy,
    How was your weekend.......I'll bet you were smiling!
    I just finished putting ours away for the season, aarrgghhhh.
    Post some pics!!
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    I Took Him To The Same Place As You And Asked Him Many Time If He Wanted His Money Back All He Did Was Grin From Ear To Ear And Said No, He Is An Airboater Now

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    You already put yours away Brian??? I'm headed back out tomorrow to do some more exploring/ice breaking. Not only was I grinning from ear to ear all day but I was also secretly singing in my head ďItís a whole new worldĒ. I donít think the jet boat will get many miles next year. Thanks for all the pointers Skip, I really appreciate it. Iíll get some picís tomorrow. I might even have to change my profile pic.

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    Lots of jet boaters would convert over if they just had a chance to ride in a quality airboat. I have had jet boats and liked them, but even my old tub is a big big step up performance wise on any jet boat.

    Brian I am surprised you are putting yours away so early, still many weeks before the river gets hard, and then you could still run the airboat to the cabin in a heated cab instead of on a snowmachine. Bud
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    Back for the day, here are a few pics.
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    Default And Skip giving the push back to the launch

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    Wasn't my boat. I just showed up to help and nobody was hurt

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    If that boat turns up for sale, somebody let me know. It may be affordable. Bud
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    Do you know why the boat flipped over?

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    Fozzy,
    I know exactly how you feel. I sold my jetboat this spring after having an airboat for one year and the jetboat sat idle....all year. You won't miss it. I wrapped mine up as I had to go to work again, not sure if I will be back before freeze up.

    How do you like running over the beaver dams or wrapping her up to 4800 RPM's on land and cruising right along, (Love the sound of a big block running hard)?
    As they say, when you get tired of porn, get an airboat!

    Anybody know the story on the rolled boat, hope no one was injured. Looks like Skip has another project on his hands. (I suppose after he gets out of surgery that is!) I also noticed Skip wasn't wearing his"boating crocs" as usual.

    Look forward to seeing some more pics, Skip rocks!
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    Gremilin the owner said he was going to help a stuck jet boat. Shut off his boat and it got sideways in the current and it just rolled over on him.
    Brian, climbing up that tree trail and running the gravel was just awesome. It was pretty intimidating at first, that was my first time in an airboat. But Iím getting the hang of it; Skip said I did good for a first timer. Iíll be back out tomorrow exploring and learning the boat.
    After seeing the bottom side of that airboat today I think I might have to get insurance. State farm said they donít insure them, anyone know a reputable company? Larry

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    I found only two companies in the US who insured airboats. I have heard over and over one of them is a bad company to do business with. I used the second company, sea to sea insurance in California. If I remember right it was around $500 the last year I owned the boat.

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    Seaworthy Insurance, google them, they come highly recommended, they do airboats though GEICO....Charter Insurance is in florida, highly recommended by Florida Airboat Ass. either can be googled. Bud
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    Hi Guys He's A Friend Of Mine As All Of My Customer End Up Being, He Seen Some Guys That Looked Like They Need Help And When He Pulled Up The One Guy Drove The Boat Right At Him And He Tryed To Straighten The Boat Up And He Thinks He Drove Up On A Stump And One Side Came Up The Other Went Down, They Were Some Guys That Were Heading To Nuloto That Were Half Drunk Amd He Said They Asked Him If He Wanted A Drink Of Whisky Our A Snort Of Coc. Had A Hard Time Talking Them In To Taking Him Back Up To The Landing About A Mile Away

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    FYI, we insure ours through Allstate....about $400+/- a year if I remember correctly. Allstate will only insure car motor boats, not aircraft motor boats.
    (They like to beat you up when you have issues and do not like to pay out for damages without a fight, thus I am looking for a new Ins. Co.)
    Good of you guys to help....sorry to hear the good samaritan airboater ended up in trouble.

    Fozzy - I'll admit that I wouldn't have gone where I went this year without Skip's tutoring. It simply gave us the confidence to run ground and access some areas that I would have been comfortable doing otherwise.

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