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    Default Check this shallow river run boat.

    Get really good at the end

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmwbj5xmAHo&sns=em
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    Wow that was some shallow stuff wonder what type of boat they had
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    Looks like a Firefish Frenzy to me.

    http://www.firefish.ca/frenzy.php

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    Nope. Its a small center consol boat. It can be seen better at the end of this video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34hKr...EIrSL6MCs8PhI=

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    A stolen boat!

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    That's some crazy water to run. Do you think its on a tunnel?

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    no idea I been looking around at kinds of differant boats. this is my last season on my sea ark and getting ideas for next year.
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    Steve is the owner of Firefish, and its his boat....crazy dude

    No tunnel.
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    Not a single stomp grate stop?!?!?! awesome.

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    How do they keep rocks from getting stuck in the grates or nozzles?

    I absolutely hate how sensitive my outboard jet foot is to getting rocks stuck in the grates,
    or much worse stuck at the discharge nozzle, the thing is nearly worthless if you scrape a gravel covered bottom.
    the intake grates are in good condition with original spacing

    really wish the San Leandro Jets OBJ system was designed to be able to pass out most of what it can suck in.
    it is a severe problem in my opinion that warrants a new generation design.

    perhaps the nozzle & exhaust tube could be sized in such a way to get the same open area (thus the same discharge velocity per rpm) but with a wider gap between the nozzle and exhaust tube?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c-bolt View Post
    Steve is the owner of Firefish, and its his boat....crazy dude

    No tunnel.
    14 1/2' Snapper
    -9 stringer
    -1/4" 6061 wings/bows
    -3/8" 6061 keel
    -Full UHMW
    -5' 8" to 5' 4" bottom
    -Center console with vertical fuel tank
    -200 opti-max
    I'd really like to see the intake location. I find it hard to believe he can scrap across that much gravel and not jam rocks in the grate. At a minimum I'd think the grate is recessed above the UHMW. It's a wicked little boat.

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    The grate would be recessed almost a full inch above the Teflon bottom. Usually oversized grates as well. At least that is how my buddy's is.

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    Firefish boats are impressive and those Canadians sure can drive a jetboat! I have been watching their videos for a few years now and they never cease to come up with something new. Liked the one a few years ago were a landslide locked the river off down stream from them so they drug the boats through the woods with a moose buggy.

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    HG, check out firefish.ca and check in the forums. You can see how he builds his boats. The only tunnel boat I found on his page was built for an outboard. As T said in another thread and watching the videos of that channel run, it looks like most of those rocks are large round/flat looking stones. Im sure thats why he didn't get any stuck in the grate. I think its still amazing anyway...looks like a hoot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    Firefish boats are impressive and those Canadians sure can drive a jetboat! I have been watching their videos for a few years now and they never cease to come up with something new. Liked the one a few years ago were a landslide locked the river off down stream from them so they drug the boats through the woods with a moose buggy.
    I'll agree on the FireFish boats being pretty neat. Didn't forum member AKNimrod have one??
    Honestly though, in my own humble opinion, that video, while being pretty amazing to watch, isn't really great driving. UHMW and the right attitude can get a guy a lot of places. Just hammer the throttle and grit your teeth.
    For my money, the Kiwis have some REALLY impressive jet boaters.
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    Nimrods boat was an Outlaw. Still Canadian, similar concepts applied to its design only like 15 years back in history! You gotta respect them Canuks, they build some great stuff and run it well.

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    Woah! Hey Chriso...havent seen you on the forums much. Welcome back!
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