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by trailerdon
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Best Dry Loading Trailer for my 15' Panther Ice Hull
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Best Dry Loading Trailer for my 15' Panther Ice Hull

Being a trailer guy I can tell you the Loadmaster trailer is of superior quality compared to a Karavan, So if the $ is the same it's a no brainer to go with the Loadmaster. Dakota built a good trailer for what it was, not sure it has near the features of what your looking at ?
by trailerdon
Fri May 24, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Balistic gear box
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Balistic gear box

Wow, got a reply on FB. Thanks for the tip. We'll see where it goes from here.
by trailerdon
Thu May 23, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Balistic gear box
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Balistic gear box

tried the 9449#, I'll try that direct line to see if my luck improves.
by trailerdon
Thu May 23, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Balistic gear box
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Balistic gear box

So has Balistic gone out of business ? Does anyone no a secret to reach them ? No one ever answers the phone, returns calls or emails, etc.
At the moment not very happy to own one !
by trailerdon
Fri May 10, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 498
Views: 42710

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Not sure if you have gotten a hold of Balistic yet, I'm pretty sure Alpha fab has SBC adapter plates.
by trailerdon
Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pulling an airboat???
Replies: 14
Views: 3480

Re: Pulling an airboat???

Only one way to find out, "give it a try".
by trailerdon
Sat Jul 09, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: My new Ultralight Hunting rifle
Replies: 19
Views: 6037

Re: My new Ultralight Hunting rifle

Your old hunting outfit looks like the Ruger "can't remember the designation". Highly accurate but in the 14# weight outfitted ?
That's a lot to carry around in the woods, but the ultimate tac-driver.
by trailerdon
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: One star--two star--three star
Replies: 29
Views: 9317

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

Weather you are looking for a place to ride, tech question, or just some place to bounce an idea when you have know idea ! The SA family is always there for you. I would say that's money well spent. Not to mention the entertainment value; a/c-vs-cm, sled-vs-open, eco-vs-v8. I get a smile just thinki...
by trailerdon
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Shutdown proceedure for IO520
Replies: 31
Views: 5098

Re: Shutdown proceedure for IO520

skip the 93 and go straight to av gas. Problem solved !
by trailerdon
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Over 350 HP ??
Replies: 17
Views: 3210

Re: Over 350 HP ??

Pm Gary Armstrong and ask him directly. If that is his build I would think he could give you the actual details.
by trailerdon
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.
Replies: 12
Views: 2101

Re: 520 Contential updraft vs down draft.

When I ran the cfm calculator on the jegs site; 520ci @ 3000 rpm it came up with 650 cfm carb. That is what's been running on my gitsu for two years. very strong, and fairly good on fuel. "about the same as a friends injected 0540". I would think a two bbl would leave a lot on the table.
by trailerdon
Wed May 25, 2016 9:42 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Kentucky Elk season
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Kentucky Elk season

It's like the lotto. If you do not try, you have 0 chance of winning. Thanks for the heads up!
by trailerdon
Wed May 25, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Kentucky Elk season
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

Re: Kentucky Elk season

This was my 4th year of trying. Sorry, Better luck next year for me. The KDNR does however thank me for my $ and say's it will be used for there continued elk program.
by trailerdon
Sat May 21, 2016 8:32 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat porpoising
Replies: 10
Views: 2917

Re: Airboat porpoising

Try taking a hammer to the trailing edge of your hull. LOL That sounds drastic, but really. Take a small sledge hammer and lightly tap down the trailing edge of your hull, does not take much "maybe 1/16" - 1/8". " You will be amazed at the improvement. Also to get that slight belly in the hull you d...
by trailerdon
Fri May 06, 2016 7:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Uses 1qt-6 hours
Replies: 6
Views: 1166

Re: Uses 1qt-6 hours

Temp is a little high. lot of boat for a 160. Do not expect to run dry ground
by trailerdon
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 1st Air boat - Build ideas - Thoughts?
Replies: 9
Views: 2048

Re: 1st Air boat - Build ideas - Thoughts?

A direct drive application will limit your RPM's too 3k'ish. there for your 400 hp motor @ 5400 RPM will only produce a portion of its hp. Maybe you should consider an a/c boat ?
by trailerdon
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 back firing through carb
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: 220 back firing through carb

Compression test / leak down test . I believe that might get you the answers you seek
by trailerdon
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: tragedy at Holyday park?
Replies: 36
Views: 5260

Re: tragedy at Holyday park?

There is two sides to every story. But a dead man can't tell his.
by trailerdon
Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 18
Views: 3178

Re: Electrolysis

Best not to use a riveted hull in salt water, it will generate electrolysis at every rivet and become a spaghetti strainer. Also previous post was correct "The new p/t wood WILL react with the aluminum" , the aluminum will loose that battle. A plastic bunk cover will solve that problem. And most def...
by trailerdon
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: About too paint my airboat camo!
Replies: 7
Views: 1654

Re: About too paint my airboat camo!

camo wrap. it is fairly easy to install, looks great, and is actually some tough stuff
by trailerdon
Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Stuck at potts
Replies: 11
Views: 2448

Re: Stuck at potts

Rule #1, If crazy s**t is happening; look for a bad ground !
by trailerdon
Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: value of engine?
Replies: 9
Views: 2084

Re: value of engine?

220 gpu's have been pushing airboats for years. They are fairly durable engines that can get the job done 90% of the time.
Down side: its a gpu that will almost never bring back a good $. Use it for what it is, when its wore out move to a/c
by trailerdon
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Broward Airboat SHow PIcs
Replies: 2
Views: 1243

Re: Broward Airboat SHow PIcs

Looked through them all. Next best thing to being there.
Good job!
by trailerdon
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is the Broward show this weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 1101

Re: Is the Broward show this weekend

I would have been there today ! Can not believe it has not been all over SA forum. Have a schedule for Sunday that can't be changed. I am sooo bummed.
And I will 2nd the previous post; NOT EVERYONE DOES FACEBOOK !
I see no need for the whole world to know my business, But is an other subject.
by trailerdon
Fri Feb 26, 2016 5:23 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Piece river question
Replies: 10
Views: 1461

Re: Piece river question

It is at the end of the launch canal, maybe 100 yds. There is an access where you can drive just about to it, Given your situation I don't believe that would be an issue.

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