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by Sarahj
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info
Replies: 31
Views: 2498

Re: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info

No we didn’t do good at all. I think the frogs are all down south closer to 41 already. The fishing was great though. :)
by Sarahj
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info
Replies: 31
Views: 2498

Re: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info

Hey Scotty, We went out from the 1st until the 4th. Sorry we didn’t get a chance to visit. Just me and Scott cleaning up the camp and trying to do some frogging. Alternator on the boat had other plans but still did a good bit of day riding out to the east. I will keep you posted on the water situati...
by Sarahj
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info
Replies: 31
Views: 2498

Re: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info

Water is getting low. Water in the main trails but dry spots are starting to pop up at the landing. Water is 1 ft lower than this time last year. As of 12/04 still a nice ride pretty much everywhere. Tons of roseate spoonbills all over and the fishing is great! Going back out for 5 days or so next w...
by Sarahj
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info
Replies: 31
Views: 2498

Re: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info

Thanks for the info and nice pictures. Looks just right! :D
by Sarahj
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info
Replies: 31
Views: 2498

Re: Lookin For Miccosukee Res, and 3A South Froggin info

Planning to go out to the res this coming weekend. Anyone been out this weekend and put in off L28? Water gauge looks really low. Info appreciated!
by Sarahj
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin for a water check
Replies: 24
Views: 3396

Re: Lookin for a water check

Plenty of water at the landing. Time to burn some fuel!! :P
:old_glory:
by Sarahj
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin for a water check
Replies: 24
Views: 3396

Re: Lookin for a water check

Checked Eden 6 and its up to 10.5 we are normally still sliding without issue at 9.5. I doubt it will hold but there should be plenty of water this weekend. One of our camp members will be going this weekend off L-28 I will get back with what he finds. :old_glory:
by Sarahj
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3 DD Prop
Replies: 35
Views: 3947

Re: 4.3 DD Prop

Scotty1: Can't wait! We have been going out to a camp off 41 but the water is gone there as well. Hopefully by July we will be sliding on the reservation again.
by Sarahj
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3 DD Prop
Replies: 35
Views: 3947

Re: 4.3 DD Prop

Scotty1 wrote:what no volkswagon belt drive :rebel:


I can not compete with what is already running around on the res. You do have me thinking though. I wonder if that vw drive will bolt on a 4.3 :scratch:
by Sarahj
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3 DD Prop
Replies: 35
Views: 3947

Re: 4.3 DD Prop

Has anyone had any luck running a dd with a warp drive prop. Looking at the used props in the classifieds to try and pick the best one. I am partial to the warp drive because its very tough.
by Sarahj
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3 DD Prop
Replies: 35
Views: 3947

4.3 DD Prop

Anyone have a 4.3 DD setup?? Putting a boat together and wondered if anyone has a favorite prop. The engine is a vortec marine engine with an RV cam and its 262hp. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! :old_glory:
by Sarahj
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Re: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

Lwells: The engine checks out fine and runs just as it did before. I am going to keep things fair. Oil change, spark plugs, and fuel replacement. I am happy with how they are handling the situation so at the end of the day all is well. After talking to my aircraft mechanic it seems like a rebuild is...
by Sarahj
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Re: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

The way I was taught to check the fuel when I learned to fly was to put some one you finger . Smell it for diesel. Then rub you fingers together if it feels greasy then you have diesel or jet A That is a great method and its exactly how the contamination was first discovered. Avgas will also turn a...
by Sarahj
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Re: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

Moritz wrote:Do u know what compression ratio you have

High compression but not sure of the exact numbers
by Sarahj
Tue Apr 18, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 4 cyl cruising rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: Lycoming 4 cyl cruising rpm

It sounds like a power to weight ratio issue. Most setups with those particular engines are on 12ft and smaller boats. I run a 0-320 on a 10ft hull and it planes out at around 1200 to 1300 rpm with two people. I cruise between 1300 and 1500 with no wind at a speed of 20+mph. Running with a load to t...
by Sarahj
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Engine turning while towing
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Engine turning while towing

Was the boat named blow by? 90hp 0-540 sponsored by aeroshell? :lol:
by Sarahj
Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Re: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

Lwells: Thanks for the info. So far the fuel company has been working with everyone who bought fuel. They seem willing to pay for fuel system cleaning, oil changes, and spark pug replacements. Around $500 is what they offered but that is not even close to what a total cylinder rebuild would cost. No...
by Sarahj
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Re: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

Are you going to tear the engine down or just keep running and see what happens? So far everything has checked out with no damage so I will keep running it. Changed the oil, the plugs, and flushed the fuel system. The borescope showed no signs of damage so I am going to keep running it. I think we ...
by Sarahj
Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Re: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

Sarahj can you share the location of this contaminated fuel source? Thanks for sharing and hopefully your engine has no damage. :thumbleft: The Miccosukee gas station on 41 was the location. I really did not want to mention them because so far they are doing everything they can to make it right. Th...
by Sarahj
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Re: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

The problem with running a diesel mixed fuel in an aircraft engine is detonation and excessive heat. Diesel lacks octane as well as the lead that is required to cool the engine. Depending on the mix and the power setting it can be a death sentence for an aircraft engine. Total engine failures can ha...
by Sarahj
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel
Replies: 20
Views: 2608

Diesel Contaminated Aviation Fuel

I have learned some hard lessons this week about contaminated 100LL fuel. I am not sure what the damage to my engine is yet but figured I would pass on what I have learned. Apparently a fuel tanker delivered 500 gallons of diesel and mistakenly dropped it into the 100LL avgas tank instead of the die...
by Sarahj
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Deck for an Old Boat
Replies: 4
Views: 782

Re: New Deck for an Old Boat

If anyone has pictures of his new hulls/there boats that would be great as well. I am aware of his history with Thurman but did not realize he had been building boats that long. Thanks for the info.
by Sarahj
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Deck for an Old Boat
Replies: 4
Views: 782

New Deck for an Old Boat

I have an old Taylor that needs a new deck. It is a 10ft full deck. Need some suggestions of who would be the best builder for the job. My uncle is also looking to replace his worn out Thurman so someone who could do a deck for me and a new hull for him would be great. I hear good things about Benny...
by Sarahj
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boat Builders Interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 2174

Re: Any Boat Builders Interested?

What does 120k look like rolled over or sunk in the canal?? I am sure FWC will show us soon. :lol:
by Sarahj
Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 50 YEARS
Replies: 8
Views: 1290

Re: 50 YEARS

Any pictures?? It sounds like quite the boat. Did it have a cage?

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