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Alumacraft Ducker-Air Boy Motor mounted

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Alumacraft Ducker-Air Boy Motor mounted
In the late 60's and early 70's I would hear one of these motors on a little marsh we hunted. Always seemed like it wasn't moving but was really loud. Thought this might interest some. Darrel







"There is no better duck call known to man, than a cup of hot coffee just poured from the Thermos."
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That is really cool. I'd love to see a video of it running. Can you believe our WMAs prohibit airboats but not mud motors? I don't think they had a model like yours in mind when they banned them but still...
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Have you run it yet? Really curious how ran/runs.

Mark
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I wonder if there's a loophole in the WMA regs for hair dryers ?????


I, too, would love to see it in action.



SJS

Steven Jay Sanford
Pencil Brook Farm
South Cambridge, NY
http://www.stevenjaysanford.com


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The man in the photo is the one who I was hearing years ago. I met him recently and he told me about these motors he had. He said they were really fast on the ice and that you had to stop them a long ways from open water or you'd be going too fast.



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Eric Patterson wrote:
That is really cool. I'd love to see a video of it running. Can you believe our WMAs prohibit airboats but not mud motors? I don't think they had a model like yours in mind when they banned them but still...


Eric, what is the thought behind banning air boats on WMAs?
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That is seriously cool. You've got to get a video of running that on the boat.
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Will M wrote:
Eric Patterson wrote:
That is really cool. I'd love to see a video of it running. Can you believe our WMAs prohibit airboats but not mud motors? I don't think they had a model like yours in mind when they banned them but still...



Eric, what is the thought behind banning air boats on WMAs?


The WMAs are not large enough to hold ducks if they are driven away with noise and commotion. We are talking 10,000 acres, not square miles like some places on the gulf coast where they are used. The reg has been around for over 30 years and now that mud motors are widely available the possibility of someone actally using an airboat seems pretty slim.

Eric
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Personally, I'd love to see mud motors banned up here. Seems to be the Extreme hunters that have them and most of these guys are clowns. I have most always paddled but on occasion use my Grumman Sport Boat with a 6hp. Hunt more of the "Motorless" areas now and tend to meet more hunters than 3-1/2" shooters. Just my .02......Darrel



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Where i hunt it seems a loud motor = seeing a lot less ducks like it blows them out of the marsh in the AM.
South Jersey