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#1 TomMoorehouse

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 08:32 AM

For a lot of us here in intlwaters it's it been a cold snowy winter. So it's time to get out an old boat and give Snow Boating a try! Who has done this before? I did it once and could only get about 20 feet before the propeller would just blow out the snow.




#2 eekern

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:23 AM

Too funny.....seams like a cat with counter rotating props is the ticket in the snow blower class. When are we adding it to nationals?





#3 GUPPY

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 07:34 PM

that was way too cool....and he didn't even need a retrieve boat



#4 JoeWScott

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:15 AM

The only thing I can figure is, that was a WARM day and the snow was very wet and heavy.....



#5 Robert Pickard

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:28 PM

Tom i use to do it every winter in northern Michigan i took a boat and fibered the bottom ran it on the lake what a blast



#6 Kevin Krogness

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

The only thing I can figure is, that was a WARM day and the snow was very wet and heavy.....



I think powder snow would be preferable. Doubt it would go anywhere in wet snow. If it was wet snow the hull should be on top and bouncing. I've always wanted to try this, maybe next year!!

#7 Tracy Betts

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:46 PM

Just to cool :blink:



#8 Mike Larson

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

We built an airplane (puller style) out of an old boogie board and a zenoah a buddy had...air boat style vanes for steering.. essentially aluminum landing gear for the engine tower and the radio box..... it went really well on the snow.... pretty fast too... prop ate him up one day... so we give up....     lol... bad...    have fun out there... counter rotating may be the ticket, but ive seen little 'lectrics most of the time come back with the props chewed up..... ....     ice fishin till spring...     Mike



#9 JoeWScott

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 06:57 AM

Pretty sure the powder snow would just get blown right out of the way. The propeller needs something grab. Not sure why anyone would want to try this, other than to see if it's even possible. Get a snowmobile! :)