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by Gary S
Sun May 28, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1679

Re: First Airboat Help!!

So does that mean if he took the Steel Flex off it . . . it be like it had no engine at all ? ... :scratch: Sorry Deno, If you have poly it's going to be slick, so there is no reason to go any farther. If the hull has nothing it will get stuck faster than if you have steel flex 2000. Regular steel ...
by Gary S
Sat May 27, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 103
Views: 9508

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Hope your seniors come back and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Shame you had the problem with the engine block, probably would have been done if not for that.
by Gary S
Sat May 27, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1679

Re: First Airboat Help!!

Whats it got on the bottom? You might have said but I don't feel like rereading. If poly than you have some sticky stuff. If bare glass that can be a problem.A coat of steel flex 2000 will make it seem like you added another engine. Lot cheaper than a engine package.
by Gary S
Fri May 26, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Primer for a glass hull?
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Primer for a glass hull?

Duratec Clear Hi-Gloss Gel Coat Additive can be added to gel coat and you will get a shiny finished look. It will spray thru a normal gun, buy I use a cheap harbor freight gun because if you don't spray fast enough and clean it quick you lose the gun. No primer needed if you go this way. Prep is the...
by Gary S
Mon May 22, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 6 blade warp drive on a 0320 150 hp
Replies: 12
Views: 452

Re: 6 blade warp drive on a 0320 150 hp

I personally have a Sensenich Q on a little more than stock 160. It is about as quiet as your going to get. Other props push better but it is quiet.
by Gary S
Mon May 22, 2017 7:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1679

Re: First Airboat Help!!

Did he say it was a 150? Could be 160. 15% sounds a little high. The warp drive is going to sound like a weed eater no getting around that. But if you get it cheap enough and it is what he says it is, you can change the prop. Sounds like your knowledgeable around engines to know if something is runn...
by Gary S
Sun May 21, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1679

Re: First Airboat Help!!

Your buying a boat and you haven't heard it run? Keep it light and it might surprise you.
by Gary S
Fri May 19, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: o-470 72" H series 2 blade questions
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: o-470 72

Try and borrow some Q blades and try that. If looking to buy new, try a Whirlwind Excaliber.
by Gary S
Fri May 19, 2017 6:43 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 103
Views: 9508

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Sounds like someone is going to have to stay after school. Thanks for helping turn boys into men.
by Gary S
Tue May 16, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: cable replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 335

Re: cable replacement

Call Mako hose and rubber. (561) 795-6200 I think they measure overall, end to end.
by Gary S
Fri May 12, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Python hunter wrangles massive snake in Florida Everglades
Replies: 9
Views: 911

Re: Python hunter wrangles massive snake in Florida Everglades

Only wrestling going on would be me going for a Sig 40.
by Gary S
Fri May 05, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Metal car port
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Re: Metal car port

Thanks for the reply. I'll give them a try.
by Gary S
Thu May 04, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Metal car port
Replies: 7
Views: 780

Metal car port

Looking for a metal carport to put boats under. Every company I call says they don't come to Miami Dade.
by Gary S
Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Aftermarket oil cooler ?
Replies: 12
Views: 599

Re: Aftermarket oil cooler ?

Where did you end up getting it ?
by Gary S
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: is it ok to use aviation spark plugs O-540
Replies: 11
Views: 720

Re: is it ok to use aviation spark plugs O-540

You can use aircraft plugs, they were made for that engine. But they run around $30.00 each and minimal advantage, NGK around $6.00. If you don't have the aircraft leads thats even more money.
by Gary S
Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??
Replies: 90
Views: 5687

Re: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??

First I heard about the Heroes run on the 28.
by Gary S
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??
Replies: 90
Views: 5687

Re: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??

I'm good. If he graduates a trip is in order to celebrate.
by Gary S
Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??
Replies: 90
Views: 5687

Re: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??

Tim glad your healing up and surgery went well. As far as the food goes I say what ever is easier. Whatever we have will be good and good company is more important anyway. What everyone should do is pray for rain. Look forward to your return.
by Gary S
Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer material?
Replies: 9
Views: 809

Re: Stringer material?

My first choice would be high density foam. Next would be the Douglas Fir. The grain is long and straight, but like said not cheap and hard to find. Last spruce . If you have any boat builders around you, go by there and talk to them about materials. They might have some scrap left over that you can...
by Gary S
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Boat would not start in the cold.
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Boat would not start in the cold.

A new accelerator I believe is around $75.00. There are people that will rebuild one for a lot less. There are people that will say a used one is ok. My experience is to bite the bullet and spend the money to do it right the first time. Same thing applies to mags, new parts not recycled.
by Gary S
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Boat would not start in the cold.
Replies: 24
Views: 1008

Re: Boat would not start in the cold.

Give it a shot of starting fluid.
by Gary S
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: oil coming from dipstik
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: oil coming from dipstik

Sounds like major blow by.
by Gary S
Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 103
Views: 9508

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Did you take the hose fuel off and free flow the fuel into something to check the pump has a healthy output? Maybe kink the hose some to put some back pressure on it. Also have you checked for fire as soon as it shuts off. You could also have a can of starting fluid on hand and when it starts to die...
by Gary S
Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 103
Views: 9508

Re: High School Airboat Build II

I think I would make them both like the upper one. Boat is clean looking, should be a A for all and the teacher.
by Gary S
Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1936

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

I would have some pissed off neighbors.

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