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    Default Spring airboat ride to glacier Thursday 16th

    Meeting at the old knik bridge on the old glenn for our usual spring ride up to the glacier and bbq.
    Got an airboat, lets go!
    Thursday the 16th at 10am departure.
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    Gonna venture up there tomorrow and see how far i make it.

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    Good luck Daniel. Matanuska was wide open north of Palmer last night, i'm sure knik is same.

    Also, trip is not limited to airboats, bring what ya got, run what ya bring!
    Would be cool to have some jetboats in the mix.
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    My son flew over the knik last night said it was open to the glacier.

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    Sweeeeet thanks for the update!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bkmail View Post
    Also, trip is not limited to airboats, bring what ya got, run what ya bring!
    Would be cool to have some jetboats in the mix.
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    Good for you blmail, inviting Jet boaters to come out and have fun.

    The wife is going in on Friday for Knee surgery and I won't make it.

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    I made it up no problems, few shallow spots but nothing even a mediocre jetboat driver such as myself couldn't do.

    Saw lots of Airboats, the Alaska air Boat crew I believe running around by the launch

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    Its this thursday......come on!
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    So I am new to airboating but mine was finished while I was on this last hitch on the slope. Didn't got to much time with it in November before I started the rebuild. I would like to meet up if thats okay and join you for the ride. I dont know if the girlfriend will be available so it may just be me and my boat.

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    OF COURSE!!
    You are familiar with the old glenn hwy and the knik area out past the butte?!
    10 am departure from there this Thursday. We run up to the glacier and bbq some alaskan critters.
    What are you running?
    Lets see some pics or details on your new ride.
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    I'm running an Alaska Airboat, 496 counter rotator, I can't figure out how to get a picture on here from my phone

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    Welcome AKSmash. Hope can make the run. You will meet a great bunch of guys and have a great time.

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    Now I am Really bummed.

    I cant make it this year.

    I cant get my boats out till May.

    Have a GREAT time guys & PLEASE Post some pictures !!

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    So what side of the bridge is everyone launching on? I was there today and it's crazy how low it is out there. I'm gonna join, I just can't go up all the way I have to be in Anchorage at 5pm for a fund raiser.

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    The north side, you'll see us no doubt.
    It will only take a few hours, I have to be back in Palmer by 3-ish. You'll have plenty of time to get up there and back.
    See you in the morning, we should be in the launch and ready to go by 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSmash View Post
    So what side of the bridge is everyone launching on? I was there today and it's crazy how low it is out there. I'm gonna join, I just can't go up all the way I have to be in Anchorage at 5pm for a fund raiser.
    Was good meeting you today on the run to the Glaicer. Hope you had fun.

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    Default Trip to the Glacier

    The ride today to the Glacier was GREAT!!! Never thought much about airboats but now I want one! Great time, great company, great conversation (cats beware), great food, just freakin awesome day! A few pics...
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