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by Rick McC.
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 1255

Re: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

:thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: RECYCLE
Replies: 58
Views: 8797

Re: RECYCLE

Excellent! :toothy7:
by Rick McC.
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: trailer tag placement
Replies: 26
Views: 961

Re: trailer tag placement

Mine's been sideways on the driver's side trailer fender since the boat was built back in '06.

No problems with the LEOs at all.

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by Rick McC.
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 86
Views: 7669

Re: High School Airboat Build II

I don't know if this will work but here it goes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm5MQqAd8O8 It has a little light popping from the exhaust that I 'm thinking it needs the muffler or something for back pressure. It will run for about 3 1/2 minutes and then it just stops. I need to pump the throttle,...
by Rick McC.
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1736

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

I had a boat years ago that would porpoise whenever you ran it just a little hard.

I moved the engine stand two inches forward (too much weight to the rear), and it never porpoised again.
by Rick McC.
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Injured Florida State Trooper
Replies: 6
Views: 798

Re: Injured Florida State Trooper

Knee mail semt out to the trooper amd family.
by Rick McC.
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 57826

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

Absolutely stunning work, Mam!

My 88 year old Dad recently gave me his airboat, and I'd love to get some "Grandpa's Airboat" artwork done on the rudders to forever identify it as "his" airboat.

I have no idea what I'm going to do when he's gone...
by Rick McC.
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 86
Views: 7669

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Dirtman wrote:Always love to see the progress that you and your students are making. Just make sure you take care of yourself too. You are making a difference in these kids lives so you need to make sure you are there see them through.


X 1000!
by Rick McC.
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OlfArt- Ken Johnson
Replies: 41
Views: 2495

Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

God Bless; prayers sent for the family and friends...
by Rick McC.
Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Sunglasses 50+ Crowd
Replies: 28
Views: 4470

Re: Sunglasses 50+ Crowd

I wear my prescription glasses. They're transitions; so no clip-ons or separate sunglasses necessary.
by Rick McC.
Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lost Hidden Florida Everglades Pyramid / Temple site
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Re: Lost Hidden Florida Everglades Pyramid / Temple site

Thank you Helicsher for the tip on Pineapple key. Just got back in and sorry for the slow reply. Bonefish, I think Randy Wayne White would want to contact me as I grew up in the Glades, Big Cypress and been on alot of the islands through out the 10,000 Islands. I have explored a lot of south Florid...
by Rick McC.
Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat covers
Replies: 21
Views: 3029

Re: Airboat covers

Rick McC. wrote:I use two 12' X 20' tarps, held in place with bungee cords.

I'll take a pic tomorrow.


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by Rick McC.
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Long Journey
Replies: 12
Views: 951

Re: Long Journey

Excellent pics!

Hope things get completed for you soon.
by Rick McC.
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: RECYCLE
Replies: 58
Views: 8797

Re: RECYCLE

Heads are on and next step will be measuring up for some push rods. Went with a different shaft system than shown in pics, needed a slightly less aggressive ratio. The new Edelbrock intake is being dropped off tomorrow for surface milling. It seems that every one of these that I end up with need to...
by Rick McC.
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat covers
Replies: 21
Views: 3029

Re: Airboat covers

I use two 12' X 20' tarps, held in place with bungee cords.

I'll take a pic tomorrow.
by Rick McC.
Fri Mar 03, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 117
Views: 13077

Re: Redfish Reports

I always use live shrimp.
by Rick McC.
Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 86
Views: 7669

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Excellent work and engineering of jigs and such, Sir! :thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 86
Views: 7669

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Rick McC, thanks for your comments. The holes are there for the wires. Once they are in place every hole will be welded shut top and bottom. John Hagen from Onalaska, WI makes his cages this way, they are called a "HAGEN CAGE". They look very nice when done but they are more work. I don't...
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 57826

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

That's a very nice, clean looking boat, Mam; congrats!

Those seats do look a might high, sitting up there around the top of the cage.

Perhaps I'll see you out on the coast sometime.
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 86
Views: 7669

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Very nice, Sir! I noticed the holes in the cage tubes in your latest pics; I'm surmising that the cage wires are to go through them? I've not seen a cage design like that before, and I imagine that it'll provide a very clean look. I think for northern ( or any) boats designed for 100% freshwater use...
by Rick McC.
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 117
Views: 13077

Re: Redfish Reports

26"; small enough to take home and eat! :D

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by Rick McC.
Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 86
Views: 7669

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Hopefully they'll be able to get that crack taken care of for y'all!
by Rick McC.
Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD thrust
Replies: 12
Views: 948

Re: DD thrust

Hi everyone, long time no post! But I have a question that only the southern airboat folks can answer. What kind of thrust would a 500 caddy direct drive engine create? Seems I've heard of gear box engines creating 12 to 14 hundred pounds of thrust, but never heard what a big cubic inch dd might do...
by Rick McC.
Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Polymer installation
Replies: 7
Views: 579

Re: Polymer installation

Floral City Airboats is about a half hour north of Spring Hill/Brooksville.

I'm sure they install poly, because when they built my Dad's boat (now mine), they tried their best to talk him into having poly on the bottom.
by Rick McC.
Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HISTORIC MONROE STATION DESTROYED NPS
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: HISTORIC MONROE STATION DESTROYED NPS

Scroom!

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