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by southern safaris
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Its .090 hull .063 deck will run me n the ol lady through the pasture and we mostly just hog hunt off it but not bad for a 200k mile junkyard engine and a 68x34 woodie from timmy @ fap
by southern safaris
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Just put one in my gallery but heck if i cant post it here im tryin
by southern safaris
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0l stand alone wiring harness
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: 6.0l stand alone wiring harness

I used a company called affordable fuel injection and the guys name is Andy , paid around $500 ish i believe and it was a simple install , sent my harness and comp but they can supplly that if you need , mine was fly by wire but they do it all from what he told me and retained the obd port for diagn...
by southern safaris
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: 12-14'/Rotax 582 Performance Questions
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: 12-14'/Rotax 582 Performance Questions

http://www.facebook.com/hughesairboats There are some videos on there of a mini i built for a fella , its running a kawisaki 440 which is around 40hp its 12' ran well with two and some dry with 1 , wind seemed to knock the stuffn out of her though, im not a mini advocate per say but it did suprise t...
by southern safaris
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boating around madison fl?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Any Boating around madison fl?

Thank you ! Really appreciate the info
by southern safaris
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boating around madison fl?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: Any Boating around madison fl?

Looks like maybe a landing off hampton spring rd past that correctional place on google maps , just sw of hampton springs , maybe in big bend wma or just a bit north ? Might go down and check that out , so yall riding the little creeks and estuaries off the gulf too, ive been on the withalacoochi be...
by southern safaris
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boating around madison fl?
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Any Boating around madison fl?

Just about to close on a place just south of madison fl, ive been in oklahoma last few years but time to come home , ill be in town about a week , any places to check out? I dont have my boat with me but just trying to get a feel for the area , grew up in s fla all my life so i dont know much about ...
by southern safaris
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hull identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 746

Re: Hull identification?

Lwells: Thanks for the help. Here, we submit all paperwork to the state tax office, they contact DPS, schedule an inspection by the Lake Patrol, and everyone is satisfied, issue a HIN and start the paperwork for titling. I may have to call it a "homebuilt", then show receipts for material...
by southern safaris
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Electric water pump????
Replies: 20
Views: 1511

Re: Electric water pump????

Not sure if id run it where it would kill engine .... My luck it would shut down when i was on plane in deep! I always just wired them in where it would run when key was on ,(relayed and fused ofcourse) and i can definatly see daves point and im not suggesting use one but they worked for me... But t...
by southern safaris
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Electric water pump????
Replies: 20
Views: 1511

Re: Electric water pump????

Ive ran several on small blocks and big blocks and really like them, never had an issue yet and i like the fact i can shut down and still be circ water if i ever get one hot .. And i was very skeptical when i tried my first one but i like them now
by southern safaris
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: .22mag hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 1126

Re: .22mag hunt

Some good eats there! I live right on management land here and we are only allowed rimfire and we take em all the time w .17hmr and wsm , people think were nuts and unethical but i have to tell you i have never lost a pig and never had even take another step! A well placed head shot and no wasted me...
by southern safaris
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 454 DD carb
Replies: 6
Views: 915

Re: 454 DD carb

Had a 625 holley demon on a cheapo aluminum intake and a 74ngq it liked it better than the 750 double pump just my set up , stock 454 rebuild w/ rv cam
by southern safaris
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

There is something about fine woodworking that i wish i could do but some of us just arnt lucky to have that talent But , I Love the look of an old clinker built (lapstrake) hull, sailboats and such .... And how could you not love the old chris craft mahogany runabouts, simply beautiful! Not sure wh...
by southern safaris
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: my new airboatn buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

Re: my new airboatn buddy

Thanks everyone ! Shes our first so im pretty stoked ,,,, her momma grew up running tours in the glades and ive been addicted to airboats for a while now so shes doomed! Airboater for life im sure!!! I can see it now , sippy cup in one hand and a frog gig in the other :bounce:
by southern safaris
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: my new airboatn buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1262

my new airboatn buddy

:cheers:
by southern safaris
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Now that would be a sexy boat right there
by southern safaris
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

I put carbons on just about all the boats i build for people cause thats what they ask for but i guess i am a little ol skool i just love a wood prop on my own boats , even ran a woodie on my '47 stinson (miss that ol plane) think i prefered it to the metal mccauley at times ...... Since you mention...
by southern safaris
Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Deano wrote:That is really sweet !! :thumbleft:

It may not be the biggest . . .
but that is far and away the best lookin' woodie I've ever seen. :D


First time ive ever heard that! :shock: :lol:


Sorry had to :slap:
by southern safaris
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:49 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Another shot
by southern safaris
Thu Jul 28, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 1831

Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Image

I asked him to do something nice for my personal boat ,,,, something a little special..... Love it brother! A true work of art :occasion5:
by southern safaris
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: A few questions, need help
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: A few questions, need help

To explain a little more, the centerline of engine should be lined up exactly centerline of hull and by taking a plumb of the engine forward and stern then once seatstand and rest of rigging is built and plumb everything should be as straight as possible , if its off by just a little then the thing ...
by southern safaris
Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: A few questions, need help
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: A few questions, need help

Cant speak exactlty for the builders in that picture but when i build my engine stands and riggings i use the plumb bobs to make sure i keep everything dead on straight and level ..... Very important for a well running boat
by southern safaris
Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Oil pressure tubing
Replies: 12
Views: 801

Re: Oil pressure tubing

Nice find deano!..... When i was in florida i ran the plastic tubing now back here in oklahoma the first winter had me finding an alternative and i found out most automotive places sale the cooper tubing for them i started using it now and i just buy it in rolls or by the foot so that may be another...
by southern safaris
Tue Jul 19, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Don Davis will build me a boat
Replies: 84
Views: 10988

Re: Don Davis will build me a boat

My wife tore the shed apart for the 4th time yesterday to look for the rain flys, they are definitely not in my possession, I can and am looking forward to getting the boat back to set the bottom to stop the hopping as that it a peeve of mine, I will also square engine to boat to stop the crabbing....

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