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#12298647 - 06/17/17 03:41 PM Air Boat Noise
Lloyd5 Offline
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I fish in the Brazos River, often. Wade fishing. And airboats pass by frequently. Every single airboat passenger wears hearing protection, and they wear those headsets for a solid reason. Otherwise the noise from the airboat will damage their hearing in short order.

And this is what bugs me - they know they are making so much noise that they must/have to use personal hearing protection, but they sure do not mind exposing anyone else to that same noise. It's one thing for them with their hearing protection head gear, but they don't give a flying f... about anyone else, do they?

Hearing damage is caused by a combination of decibel level and time of exposure. The passengers are exposed to the high decibel noise continually and the people they zoom by are exposed to the same high decibel level noise briefly.

I suppose in some people's minds that makes it okay to do. They think (if they think) that it's okay to expose my ears to their damaging noise briefly?

In my mind even a tiny bit of damage caused by brief exposure is wrong. I don't need any more hearing loss, not even a tiny bit more.

What right do they have to do damage to my body? Even a tiny bit? On a typical fishing trip I'll be in the river for four hours. During that time it is not unusual for up to eight airboats go by, sometimes twice, going and coming.

These people are in the wrong.
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#12298655 - 06/17/17 03:50 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
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Maybe you should get some ear plugs if it bothers you that much
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#12298658 - 06/17/17 03:53 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
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#12298729 - 06/17/17 05:12 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Maybe you should get some ear plugs if it bothers you that much


Really? That's what you actually think?
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#12298789 - 06/17/17 06:04 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
ssmith Offline
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airboats are about the only motorized way to go up an down the rivers in the shallow water they do make a lot of noise but they are legal to use an one can hear them coming a long way off . airboat guys pay their way like everybody else that uses public water .

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#12298794 - 06/17/17 06:09 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
elkhunter7x6 Offline
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Loc: panola county
Originally Posted By: Lloyd5
Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Maybe you should get some ear plugs if it bothers you that much


Really? That's what you actually think?

Yes

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#12298828 - 06/17/17 06:48 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: elkhunter7x6]
TCK73 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/15
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Loc: Jack County
Originally Posted By: elkhunter7x6
Originally Posted By: Lloyd5
Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Maybe you should get some ear plugs if it bothers you that much


Really? That's what you actually think?

Yes


And another. Keep a pair handy and when you start hearing the airboat, you probably have 3 minutes to cover your ears. No biggie.

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#12298839 - 06/17/17 06:54 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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So you like it when a dragster runs up and own your street? It's legal...and you can cover your ears...
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#12298850 - 06/17/17 07:04 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
Muzzlebrake Offline
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Air boats should not be allowed outside of Louisiana:)
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#12298857 - 06/17/17 07:11 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
TCK73 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Lloyd5
So you like it when a dragster runs up and own your street? It's legal...and you can cover your ears...


Can't say I have ever had that problem, but Leah Pritchett can drive by my house all day!

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#12298876 - 06/17/17 07:27 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
BigLeslie Offline
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Only access on a river etc. I can see the need for the fanboats but I night fish for the peace and quiet. The noise level of some of those things on a popular lake like Fork at all hours of the night is unbearable at times. I know some folks love to bowfish but those things do seem to create much more of a disturbance than outboards. I don't see how folks living on the lake can get every bit of aquatic vegetation killed off but don't get irritated enough by fanboats at night to do something. Maybe the noise doesn't carry into the houses I dunno.

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#12298899 - 06/17/17 08:01 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
Lloyd5 Offline
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Having one go past you in the river is like having an airplane flying by a few feet away - ear damaging noise level.
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#12298929 - 06/17/17 08:40 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: TCK73]
Crankalot Offline
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Registered: 06/01/12
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Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Originally Posted By: TCK73
Originally Posted By: elkhunter7x6
Originally Posted By: Lloyd5
Originally Posted By: tgravley aka lewisvillecatfish
Maybe you should get some ear plugs if it bothers you that much


Really? That's what you actually think?

Yes


And another. Keep a pair handy and when you start hearing the airboat, you probably have 3 minutes to cover your ears. No biggie.

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#12298931 - 06/17/17 08:41 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
BigLeslie Offline
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That would suck.

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#12298934 - 06/17/17 08:44 PM Re: Air Boat Noise [Re: Lloyd5]
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Regulating entities should require mufflers of some type with a decibel limit on lake and rivers. That shouldn't be too much to ask so other folks can enjoy their time on the lake or get some sleep at night.
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