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by happy harold
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cage wire
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Cage wire

try to get 12 gauge wire. the home depot stuff is usually 14 gauge. it will work, but, boat vibrations sometimes breaks the wire. tice hardware used to carry 14. (ft. myers)
by happy harold
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?
Replies: 17
Views: 551

Re: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?

brush it on, then splatter. will look great.
by happy harold
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water walker prop, Sensenich hub
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Water walker prop, Sensenich hub

call or go by water walker. cost you nothing. really nice guy.
by happy harold
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3 DD Prop
Replies: 34
Views: 1245

Re: 4.3 DD Prop

the problem with your 262 hp engine is that it makes that hp at 5000 rpm's. if you are going direct drive, cut your hp figure in half since you will be turning half or less rpm's. probably something like a 66X32 i would guess. good little cruising engine. won't burn much fuel. make a good frog boat....
by happy harold
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Miccosukee Res, water check
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Miccosukee Res, water check

dry enough for 3 wheeler yet??
by happy harold
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Wayne Sage hulls
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Wayne Sage hulls

X3
by happy harold
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: one more prop question
Replies: 3
Views: 325

Re: one more prop question

i torqued mine the same BUT, two years later while removing the prop i striped the allen bolt. did all the who dean e tricks, but wound up drilling out the countersunk head. was a scary thing. for the final part used die grinder with a 1/2 inch stone. worked. head popped off and then i slipped the h...
by happy harold
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop spacing from back board
Replies: 15
Views: 1042

Re: Prop spacing from back board

you have lots of options besides moving the engine stand and drilling yet more holes in an already weak spot in about all airboats. move gas tank, beer cooler, gas cans, fat riders up front, and so on. the closer to the back of the boat you get your weight, the more likely you will get to see if you...
by happy harold
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Belt reduction - 8M or 14M?
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: Belt reduction - 8M or 14M?

you are over thinking your project unless there are no plans to really complete it. pick one and go. my boat has 14 m.
by happy harold
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Miccosukee Res, water check
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Miccosukee Res, water check

no problems this past weekend. getting low tho.
by happy harold
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: What prop for duel port 1600cc VW (50-60hp)??
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: What prop for duel port 1600cc VW (50-60hp)??

several years ago i saw one of the boys in 3-A running a vw reduction. he was running with the big boys. his reduction was fron the older VW bus/camper rear axle. its something you might want to explore if you are going to be running the bad rough. as for which side to hook your prop for direct driv...
by happy harold
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Round or square?
Replies: 7
Views: 658

Re: Round or square?

one of the old timers (Truman K) who passed away about 10 years ago ran round pipe. he was left handed and built his rig with right hand steering. ran a small block ford with home made 2/1 gear box. had good luck with it. the problem is figgering out the angle of the cuts with round pipe. not that i...
by happy harold
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need some starter help
Replies: 13
Views: 727

Re: Need some starter help

make sure your front brace is fastened from the starter end to block. might need to build or buy a new bracket.
by happy harold
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Old airboat, new driver, and problems
Replies: 53
Views: 4575

Re: Old airboat, new driver, and problems

pick up a used 454 older good running motor home engine and ride. did that on one 10 years ago and its still running. will not run dry loaded.
by happy harold
Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:42 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: newish boat , needs blasted...
Replies: 15
Views: 1478

Re: newish boat , needs blasted...

sandblasting produces heat in the spot you are blasting. while it is the best way to get the metal clean HOWEVER, if you sand blast both sides to clean metal, chances are your hull will be wavy in the flat areas. the ones i have done were stripped first and only for clean up. there is a fine line be...
by happy harold
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Miccosukee Res, water check
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Miccosukee Res, water check

still plenty of water. getting down tho.
by happy harold
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Miccosukee Res, water check
Replies: 31
Views: 3037

Re: Miccosukee Res, water check

Jessie taking his boat down today. let you know.
by happy harold
Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:43 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: u channel
Replies: 9
Views: 1438

Re: u channel

go to your local welder--some one who does tig work. he will know.
by happy harold
Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:08 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Miccosukee Res,
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Miccosukee Res,

thanks scotty1.
by happy harold
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Miccosukee Res,
Replies: 10
Views: 1309

Re: Miccosukee Res,

what this about no cards? haven't got out stickers yet. supposed to email us they said when open.
by happy harold
Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Engine Failures...
Replies: 18
Views: 2512

Re: Engine Failures...

both.
by happy harold
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Engine Failures...
Replies: 18
Views: 2512

Re: Engine Failures...

that's the way I build mine.
by happy harold
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Oil coolers
Replies: 15
Views: 1466

Re: Oil coolers

I would say you are ok, but, coolers don't weigh much for the extra protection they provide---kinda like hedging your bet.
by happy harold
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:58 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: EFI on 4 cyl?
Replies: 6
Views: 1234

Re: EFI on 4 cyl?

injection systems are a fact of life in aviation. post your desire in the classifieds and soon you too will be experiencing the joys of not having to fool with a flooded carburetor. however, these systems are not without their own problems. good hunting.
by happy harold
Wed Oct 19, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: old boat?
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: old boat?

looks like a combie air cat.

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