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by Batemaster
Thu May 18, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop for O290
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Prop for O290

Deano I happened to get lucky and found a 66" Whirlwind locally. I appreciate the help!
by Batemaster
Mon May 15, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

Got the boat back from Gus today. Great person to deal with, knowledgeable and very fair. Got a bunch of things fixed or replaced but cylinder 3 and 1 need a further look. There's a slight knock and it seems it could last forever or not very long. Debating whether investigate or ride til it dies. It...
by Batemaster
Sun May 14, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: One star--two star--three star
Replies: 25
Views: 2899

Re: One star--two star--three star

How do we go about donating?
by Batemaster
Sun May 14, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop for O290
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Prop for O290

Thanks! I would love to spend the $1600 on a new prop but it's just not practical to me on a Lower end boat like mine. I'll have to try and find a used model.
by Batemaster
Sat May 13, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop for O290
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Prop for O290

Boat has been getting a bunch of things worked on by Gus Guell like magnetos, carb rebuilt, new motor mounts, new starter, alternator, plugs etc. Some things I could've done but I wanted a mechanic to give it a once over and these were all things he found and explained thoroughly. He has been excell...
by Batemaster
Sat May 13, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop for O290
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Prop for O290

Been talking with a few different people and they've been recommending I switch to a 2 blade prop. I am currently running a 60" 5 blade Warpdrive but have been told a 66" 2 blade would create more torque for my application. Any other recommendations you all can help me with in terms of 2 b...
by Batemaster
Fri May 12, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First airboat
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: First airboat

I'm working on my first and it's a 4 cyl Lycoming. Definitely not a cheap hobby but addicting. Good luck
by Batemaster
Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

Thank you John for the reply. Never got a chance to reply. Redid all the wiring, grounds, etc leading to the console. Finally getting a chance to take the boat to Gus this week for a once over. I believe the boat is running on one mag and will need a mag rebuild. S4LN-20 is the problematic mag. 21 w...
by Batemaster
Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

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by Batemaster
Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

:rebel: I would not run that boat like that those blades should be balanced or weigh the same. you should send them back to the manufacture and have them reworked. :rebel: We bought the used boat like that. I'll try and see if there is a manufacturer on the blade to identify who made them and what ...
by Batemaster
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New to airboats and want to buy a used one
Replies: 11
Views: 886

Re: New to airboats and want to buy a used one

That's a good amount to spend. Lots of decisions to make for sure.
by Batemaster
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

Finally got a chance to get the boat on the water. Overall went well but did notice a few things that need work. Idles rough but runs fine once you give it gas. Oil cooler gauge not working. 2 of the blades on the prop are missing the ~12" metal piece at the end. Other than that ran pretty good...
by Batemaster
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

glades cat wrote:Gus is our go-to guy. Great mechanic and person.


Is Gus in Cutler Ridge by any chance? If so we are close. Would you happen to have his contact information?
by Batemaster
Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

I am going to make it to the BBQ for sure with or without the boat.

Does anyone have a mechanic in Miami Dade they can recommend to give the motor a good look? Preferably someone with knowledge of aircraft motors.
by Batemaster
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

Thanks guys. How was the ride yesterday?
by Batemaster
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

Quick question but where are you all getting your AV gas down here in Miami?
by Batemaster
Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

Batemaster welcome to the addiction. You can look on the FWC site to see what U are allowed to hunt in 3A and 3B. Not sure what Ur experience level is but the poker run tomorrow will be a lot of fun and some great food and people. If you could make it with or with out a boat, it is a great time ( f...
by Batemaster
Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

Cherpa wrote:Batemaster, go on our web-page... http://www.AAOF.com


I will check it out tonight. Thanks!
by Batemaster
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Re: Riding in South Florida

Thanks for the replies I can't wait to get out on the water, and I am going to look into joining the AAOF.
by Batemaster
Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding in South Florida
Replies: 29
Views: 2219

Riding in South Florida

Been reading the forums for a few years now and finally got into an airboat with a buddy of mine. Small 12' fiberglass starter boat with a Lycoming O-290. Trying to get a little info on where to ride down here that's legal. Haven't checked to see if Stair Steps is open for airboating again and I nee...
by Batemaster
Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:19 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: If you had an opportunity to hunt any one of these...
Replies: 12
Views: 1281

Re: If you had an opportunity to hunt any one of these...

For me it would be the Markhor in Pakistan.
by Batemaster
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Florida Panthers !!!
Replies: 65
Views: 11188

Re: Florida Panthers !!!

This pic is crazy. I got a lease in Labelle and I think I have heard one out there taking out a hog. Could'nt see it but heard some loud squeals and growls! http://www.southernairboat.com/photopost/data/500/medium/002102.jpg Panther leaving barn with house cat, over a 2 week period 6 cats disappeare...
by Batemaster
Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:20 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Hunting lease opening
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Hunting lease opening

It's a Deseret lease. If you have to ask the price, well you know... :thumbleft:

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