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by mojoe
Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dead bass
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Dead bass

Looks like the flooding rain from Irma has killed off loads of largemouths. Just a few bream mixed in. Disappointing!

Can someone please explain to me how lots of fresh water kills off bass like that?
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by mojoe
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Has anyone found a way to grease steering cables?
Replies: 10
Views: 677

Re: Has anyone found a way to grease steering cables?

I have bought time by flipping mine around and making it bend the other way.
by mojoe
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: St John's river
Replies: 7
Views: 1241

Re: St John's river

Not a lot of clearance under the bridge at Midway.
by mojoe
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Hurricane Irma
Replies: 19
Views: 1149

Re: Hurricane Irma

Make sure to have adequate beer, dump the boat on the ground and take the Rudders off.
by mojoe
Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 3792

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

Glad to hear you were able to help. Interesting to hear the lack of looting. I am of the understanding that in Texas, a looter can be legally shot dead. Please, correct me in how I am wrong. I am recalling a popular 911 call and the outcome of the trial. If I am correct, this makes a compelling argu...
by mojoe
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: NEW 1-piece liquid cooled cylinder blocks for Lyc 360 & 540
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: NEW 1-piece liquid cooled cylinder blocks for Lyc 360 & 540

goatherder wrote:I am on a factory long liner fishing for cod. At about 60N 175W I'm on this forum because I'm building a pusher aircraft, and I'm using a car motor. All-aluminum 4.3 V6 w/ Rotator 1.53...


Cool! Post pics when it's done.
by mojoe
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: NEW 1-piece liquid cooled cylinder blocks for Lyc 360 & 540
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: NEW 1-piece liquid cooled cylinder blocks for Lyc 360 & 540

Interesting in a "can it be done" sort of way. Switching to water cooled adds complication and weight which both are negatives. If it is all 1 piece, you also loose the simplicity and lower expense of only having to fix the one cylinder that has a problem. At a minimum, you are spending ti...
by mojoe
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Tree stand thief in Brevard county
Replies: 18
Views: 2392

Re: Tree stand thief in Brevard county

Guy on Facebook yesterday tried to tell me they are St. Johns land managers. I asked why they wasn't in uniform & he said they don't have to wear them. Why doesn't he have bolt cutters? I mean, if I was the "land manager" and the job I was getting paid to do today is remove tree stand...
by mojoe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

irod wrote:mojoe, what boat are you running your SV 540 on?


I run an "old school" 12' Panther front driver.

I will ride and it will hunt, but the only way I fish out of it is if I'm parked on shore.
by mojoe
Tue Aug 29, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

Looks like we all agree, and I want to point out. 2-3 passengers with no live well (as one eyed gator mentioned) is a TOTALLY different power requirement than 4 people plus a live well. 2-3 passengers with no bait is what I run regularly in my SV 540 on a small light hull. Go anywhere I point it wit...
by mojoe
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

We are not saying this hp/weight ratio is a must. There are many other variables and thrust pushes an airboat, not hp. This is just a ballpark to keep you from getting stuck all over. I mean, the reason to get an airboat over a typical kicker boat is so you can go places you otherwise couldn't. Almo...
by mojoe
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

OneBFC wrote:Reality is you need to maintain between 4 and 5 lbs of total boat weight per hp on an airboat to avoid anxiety issues on when and where you can go.



Tomatoe tomato
by mojoe
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

I'm an A/C guy, so this is hard to say (sorry Kwan), but you are describing a car motor barge. 4 people plus a livewell is a BIG load and that is where a high hp car motor really shines. Basically, an airboat performs well when set up at around 1/4hp per lb. A good 6cyl AC motor will reliably push a...
by mojoe
Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 5250 vs 5,000
Replies: 15
Views: 980

Re: 5250 vs 5,000

Swamp Thang wrote:
Basin_Runner355 wrote:RPS!??!

I think he meant to say RPMS


RPMS (R--P.M.S.): revolutions on a motor that is running like a bitch!
by mojoe
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycomming IGSO 540
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Lycomming IGSO 540

Why not sell them locally?

If you ended up with them where you are, someone where you are has a use for them.

Sight unseen from an unknown foreign buyer, they aren't worth half the shipping if they were free.
by mojoe
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The end of Sandy dike
Replies: 40
Views: 2737

Re: The end of Sandy dike

Ugh :banghead:

This is why I hate public land. Looks like some other D-Bag put a stand there too.

There is only one logical solution to that:

Poop under his stand :cheers: although it ruins it for me also, that is a small price to pay to spite a fellow hunter!
by mojoe
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The end of Sandy dike
Replies: 40
Views: 2737

Re: The end of Sandy dike

terrible ted wrote:I think that's the new party spot will be putting up the carny tent there at the end.


If you put your tent right there by my stand, better be ready to get woke up with the BOOM!

And help me drag him back under the fence. :thumbleft:
by mojoe
Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The end of Sandy dike
Replies: 40
Views: 2737

Re: The end of Sandy dike

After seeing your pics, I put a stand right there that I am planning on hunting the second weekend of gun season.

That makes me the first lazy road hunter and therefore I will always consider that MY SPOT and if I see or hear of anybody else hunting there I'm gonna be pissed!!
by mojoe
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The end of Sandy dike
Replies: 40
Views: 2737

Re: The end of Sandy dike

Nice work Kwan.
by mojoe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: rudders
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: rudders

I have seen a number of boats with single or otherwise undersized Rudders that worked to the operators satisfaction. I have not seen any with the part sticking up behind the pivot point like you have created.
by mojoe
Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The end of Sandy dike
Replies: 40
Views: 2737

Re: The end of Sandy dike

Surely they aren't intending to make a shooting lane that points directly towards a designated camp site?
by mojoe
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The end of Sandy dike
Replies: 40
Views: 2737

Re: The end of Sandy dike

:cheers:
by mojoe
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Airboat News
Topic: Save East Orlando - 15,000 MORE CARS- Big Econ River
Replies: 56
Views: 14502

Re: Save East Orlando - 15,000 MORE CARS- Big Econ River

I just got an e mail from commissioner Bonilla. Did I read it correctly that a judge ruled against the growth? Or am I confusing this with that?
by mojoe
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking to purchase my first Airboat
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Looking to purchase my first Airboat

Pm if interested.

Can be to Hatbill by 6 or so by water. If I don't hear from you by then I will keep going.

I probably won't be able to ride again for at least 2 weeks.
by mojoe
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking to purchase my first Airboat
Replies: 9
Views: 789

Re: Looking to purchase my first Airboat

I don't think I explained myself correctly. I am
Going to ride, was just using this as an excuse.

If you are nervous in the rain, that is fine.

I'll be at the ramp in about 20 min.

If you want, I could pick u up at hatbill for a short ride.

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