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by glades cat
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Veterans Appreciation Day Run
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Veterans Appreciation Day Run

Noble cause. Great way to say thanks. Kudos Gerald for opening up your home and to all those involved.
Miss you posting on here. I don't go on Facebook much so I miss stuff.
Wish I could make it...Sundays are tough to get away.
by glades cat
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AAOF BBQ
Replies: 2
Views: 58

AAOF BBQ

That's right folks... Our annual BBQ is here. This Saturday 4/29. I say OUR BBQ because our extended family shows up from all over. Great food, music, Jay Valor Band, animal show and riding in Your Everglades National Park. Water is down, but we will ride. It'll be good to see familiar faces and mee...
by glades cat
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: New Engine For My Sled
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: New Engine For My Sled

Might have to modify your engine stand.
by glades cat
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Everglades Patrol
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Everglades Patrol

I'm reading Tom Shirley's book. It begins when he arrived in Miami in the 30's and continues through the decades as he grew up and later worked in the Everglades for the Florida Game and Fresh water Fish Commission. What a great read. I met him at the public meetings with the FWC and other agencies ...
by glades cat
Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??
Replies: 65
Views: 4019

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

Congrats on your son's graduation.
No problem with June 3.
Anything we can help with?...
by glades cat
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:02 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: M 4-5 carb filter
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: M 4-5 carb filter

I have a similar K&N filter on my 470, but it is twice as long. It is safety wired to the adapter.
by glades cat
Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HAVE I MISSED SOMETHING?
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: HAVE I MISSED SOMETHING?

Yea, the Corned Beef-n-cabbage/ Poker run was another great event. The food was outstanding...as usual. Great music and there was enough water for the ride. The good thing about riding behind the AAOF is, you ain't lost 'till you run out of gas. No airboater left behind. The annual BBQ is coming up ...
by glades cat
Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: oil coming from dipstik
Replies: 6
Views: 556

Re: oil coming from dipstik

dick2256 wrote:oil coming out of dickstick hole on my corvair


Better get that checked by a urologist, regardless of the vehicle you're in. :lol:
by glades cat
Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pickled engines?
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: Pickled engines?

Yea, you can also squirt some Marvel Oil in the cyls when you remove the plugs to prevent dry metal-to-metal rubbing when you first turn it over to prime it.
If ya don't mind taking a video when you fire it up. Sure would like to see it when it comes to life.
by glades cat
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 85
Views: 7483

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Coming along real well.
Leave the tabs on and relocate to match. They help trim the rudders.
by glades cat
Sun Apr 02, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

Ouch. Yea, it's hurt bad.
by glades cat
Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Looking for options to replace my 220
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: Looking for options to replace my 220

When you say, "blew up my 220", what broke? Is it the bottom end or cyls?
by glades cat
Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 3
Views: 388

Re: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise

Kinda short notice. It would have been cool to see. I was a HOA member many years ago when I worked for Scat Hovercraft. I also raced them and one of the Locations was in Troy Ohio.
Have a great ride.
by glades cat
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting

Hey Swamphunter. If you could video when you fire up the ol' John C and post it, it would be cool to see it. Been reading about the rebuild project for a while.
by glades cat
Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting
Replies: 13
Views: 809

Re: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting

Welcome, Ed. Just an FYI for DD caddy application. Many use Mr Branch's oil cocktail in their engine to help with the thrust bearing wear. I believe he adds Lucas Oil Stabilizer and ZDDP break-in lube to the conventional oil. I can't find the post where the mixture was posted.
by glades cat
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: WHY
Replies: 8
Views: 986

Re: WHY

Ouch. That could have also been a short stump and flipped you over. Count your blessings. Glad the report wasn't worse. Hope you get it fixed up and the bruises healed.
by glades cat
Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1726

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Yea, the 'ole cyclic porpoising syndrome. One of the biggest reasons is too great a payload for the hull size, combined with an aft center of gravity and enough speed to climb out of the depression it displaces in the water. You mentioned it changed when you went to the GPU from a 4 cyl. It may be a...
by glades cat
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Is it suicide??
Replies: 5
Views: 582

Re: Is it suicide??

It's difficult to tell which ones are defective until such acts of stupidity are demonstrated. Post election demonstrations and dressing up as a turkey are perfect examples. The mind is a terrible thing and should be outlawed or removed before it kills someone. :violent1: Wait a minute...what are yo...
by glades cat
Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: build whith chevy 250ci
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: build whith chevy 250ci

Hey Arnaudd. Where in France do you live? I'll be there in 2 months.
by glades cat
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: build whith chevy 250ci
Replies: 11
Views: 432

Re: build whith chevy 250ci

The Chevy 250 is a good motor for direct drive. You can use a composite prop about 70". Your hull should be about 12' x 7' and not too heavy. Look at some of the pictures and you will get a good idea how to build it. There are no plans.
by glades cat
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1712

Re: Riding in South Florida

Yes. PM sent.
by glades cat
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1712

Re: Riding in South Florida

Gus is our go-to guy. Great mechanic and person.
by glades cat
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 57730

Re: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!

Hey PC, you've not only built one heck of a nice airboat, you've built a few great friendships along the way. Now that you have a killer boat, ya gotta stick a few frogs and get some frog guts on it...kinda like christening it. If you don't come frogging with us one night, we're gonna have "som...
by glades cat
Wed Mar 15, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Plan design foar airboat France
Replies: 12
Views: 609

Re: Plan design foar airboat France

Le airboat C'est une dependance tres cher.

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