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by jchovernut
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise

Sorry for the short notice, Glades. I had he flu leading up to the event & planning suffered as a result. I always schedule the hovercraft cruise for the weekend prior to Sun-n-Fun so out of state participants can attend both events easily. I'm local to Lake Harney, & there are a few others ...
by jchovernut
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise

We'll be there Sat & Sun.
by jchovernut
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Central FL Hovercraft Cruise

The annual Central FL Hovercraft Cruise, sponsored by the Hoverclub of America, is once again going on this weekend at Ft Lane Park. We will be on some organized cruises up & down the St Johns from Puzzle Lake to Sanford, but in between, we'll be playing around on Lake Harney near our base of op...
by jchovernut
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: gator jumps into tour boat
Replies: 2
Views: 773

Re: gator jumps into tour boat

There'll be some underwear going in the trash, too!! :0
by jchovernut
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Light bars
Replies: 20
Views: 1999

Re: Light bars

We were running some non-navigable sloughs on the Mississippi last fall at the National Hovercraft Rally in Muscatine, Iowa...had a barge light us up real good with his bazillion candlepower spotlight! To me, if you're in a marked channel, or around other vessels, keep it to USCG required lighting. ...
by jchovernut
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Slide/parking space for airboat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1931

Re: Slide/parking space for airboat?

I sort-of do that with my hovercraft, but it helps when it provides its own lift!! ;)
by jchovernut
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ideal boat for ice fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Ideal boat for ice fishing

I use a hovercraft!
by jchovernut
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: pad 40 blew up
Replies: 12
Views: 2578

Re: pad 40 blew up

Looks like it originated somewhere in the 2nd stage. Sad to see it come apart. I hope useful data is recovered for a fix to increase its reliability for human travel! Better to lose a Facebook bird than an ISS crew!!
by jchovernut
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gps jammers for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1277

Re: gps jammers for sale

I would advise against clicking that link!! From the member's join date: TODAY, & use of 'Engrish,' I'd highly suspect that's a MALWARE SITE!! The post has been reported. Surf at your own risk!
by jchovernut
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding out of Loughman Lake, need info
Replies: 7
Views: 1513

Re: Riding out of Loughman Lake, need info

I've run out of there on my hovercraft, but I've always gone North to the Econ River or Jolly Gator Fish Camp on SR-46. I need to get down to Lone Cabbage sometime!
by jchovernut
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: gps for airboat
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: gps for airboat

Navionics Boat US is a nice download on the smartphone, as is "you need a map" with the Uncle Sam icon. It loads all data on the phone so you can work with it offline with just the GPS receiver functional & out of cell/data range.
by jchovernut
Sun May 22, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: north carolina
Replies: 16
Views: 3148

Re: north carolina

I had a friend who decided to sell his hovercraft because SC bans Airboat's on the saltwater side of the fresh/salt interphase. He lived in Charleston & loved running it in the marsh, but the water cops got wind of him & started writing him tickets. So, you'll just have to avoid SC saltwater...
by jchovernut
Sun May 22, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Drone Video
Replies: 27
Views: 4955

Re: Airboat Drone Video

timmmyy wrote:Great video ,what drone was he flying .


From his Vimeo page:

Gear:
Phantom 3 Professional
PolarPro ND16+Polarizer
by jchovernut
Thu May 12, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Beware Malabar ramp!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1943

Re: Beware Malabar ramp!!!

I can't believe they built a ramp more or less specifically targeted towards airboats & didn't account for traditional launching methods, nor short-term 'parking!' Heck, even the myfwc site warns-off kicker boats! Then, LEOs act all surprised & miffed when traditional airboat activity occurs...
by jchovernut
Wed May 11, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: IVOPROP clockwise and counterclockwise
Replies: 6
Views: 1092

Re: IVOPROP clockwise and counterclockwise

Amphibious Marine uses an 84" 3-blade Ivo Paddle-Blade pusher behind a 135hp Steyer Diesel on their 24' Explorer Hovercraft. Works pretty well.
by jchovernut
Wed May 11, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: common sense and coutesy
Replies: 9
Views: 1583

Re: common sense and coutesy

For pretty cheap, you could get a couple of these cameras & mount them back-to-back to cover your bases. Set them on loop recording & they'll continue to record over old footage till you stop them to capture the event of interest. Guess there are jerks on the water just as there are on the r...
by jchovernut
Wed May 11, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: GoPro Camera
Replies: 10
Views: 1019

Re: GoPro Camera

Save your dollars & get a camera that has just as good, or better video than GoPro: http://www.amazon.com/YI-88001-Action-High-Resolution-Bluetooth/dp/B016MAUHOK/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1462943948&sr=1-1&keywords=Xiaomi+Yi You have to add the waterproof housing, too. But t...
by jchovernut
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hovercraft Cruise on St Johns Apr 2-3
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Re: Hovercraft Cruise on St Johns Apr 2-3

Here are a couple videos. The frontal thunderstorms that weekend kinda blew-out our event, but we still got some cruising in. This video is of us running a round-trip from Ft Lane Park on Lk Harney to almost the Sanford Zoo on Lk Monroe with a stop at Gators Dockside & Mullet Lake Park. A3_YGQkH...
by jchovernut
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: motor noise and birds
Replies: 10
Views: 1384

Re: motor noise and birds

We hovercrafters are also sometimes wrongfully accused of 'disturbing the birds,' & causing environmental damage, which is quite amusing! The ill-informed populace & policy-makers would regulate us out of existence, if allowed!! The UK Hoverclub commissioned a comprehensive environmental sur...
by jchovernut
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hovercraft Cruise on St Johns Apr 2-3
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Hovercraft Cruise on St Johns Apr 2-3

I'm hosting the Hoverclub of America's Central FL Cruise this weekend, Apr 2-3 at Ft Lane Park on Lake Harney. We're not too numerous, by any means, and I'm expecting only a half-dozen hovers to show up. Weather depending, we plan on cruising the river N to Sanford or Gators Riverside Saturday, with...
by jchovernut
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: whats the safest way to welf aluminum fuel tank?
Replies: 45
Views: 3003

Re: whats the safest way to welf aluminum fuel tank?

It takes very little fuel for the vapors to be explosive!! Are you able to remove the tank? I'd suggest some sort of detergent wash, & dry. If in-situ, then try to suck out as much fuel as possible with a tygon hose & purge the crap out of the tank with air supplied by hose deep into the tan...
by jchovernut
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:27 am
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: ''Airboating'' in the winter in AK.
Replies: 5
Views: 1323

Re: ''Airboating'' in the winter in AK.

I love the home brew skis! I just shared that video with my friends who run the frozen Stikine River out of Wrangell on a couple diesel SEVTEC Hovercraft:
by jchovernut
Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: Airboat News
Topic: Alaska Hovercraft Issue before Supreme Court Today
Replies: 9
Views: 3316

Re: Alaska Hovercraft Issue before Supreme Court Today

The audio of the proceedings has now been posted. It pains me to listen to Kagen, Sotomeyer, Breyer, & Kennedey try to wrap their heads around 103(c), the provision Congress put in to restrict the Feds from regulating "inholdings" i.e. the navigable waterways. Scalia makes sense, as us...
by jchovernut
Tue Feb 02, 2016 1:46 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Gates Poly Chain GT Sprocket Sizes
Replies: 4
Views: 1142

Re: Gates Poly Chain GT Sprocket Sizes

Bryan Phillips installs the Gates PolyChain drive on hovercraft ranging from 40hp Kohlers to 135hp Steyer diesels. He can probably supply you with the right pulleys in stainless & anodized aluminum to suit your needs.
bryan@amphibiousmarine.com
www.amphibiousmarine.com

Cheers!
John
by jchovernut
Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Airboat News
Topic: Alaska Hovercraft Issue before Supreme Court Today
Replies: 9
Views: 3316

Re: Alaska Hovercraft Issue before Supreme Court Today

Here's a transcript of the Oral Arguments:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_argume ... 9_n75o.pdf

Audio of the Oral Arguments will be archived here:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_argume ... audio.aspx

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