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by glades cat
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Electric tach
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Electric tach

You need a pulse generator, like this...
http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/i ... key=444260
by glades cat
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lost Hidden Florida Everglades Pyramid / Temple site
Replies: 25
Views: 3578

Re: Lost Hidden Florida Everglades Pyramid / Temple site

Many years ago, if the Miccosukee caught you desecrating a site or committing a crime, they would tie you to a Manchineel tree. The acidic sap from the dew or rain would cause your skin to burn and blister. A horrific sight.
by glades cat
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lost Hidden Florida Everglades Pyramid / Temple site
Replies: 25
Views: 3578

Re: Lost Hidden Florida Everglades Pyramid / Temple site

As a native Miamian and Gladesman, we treasure our Everglades, its history and the historical treasures therein. The last thing we want is to find the Fountain of Youth, the Lost City of Gold or the Pyramid Temple Site and have every curious Joe bring an entourage of Hollywood Heavy Hitters to explo...
by glades cat
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: replacing fuel pump on o520 aircraft
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: replacing fuel pump on o520 aircraft

Facet makes a variety of pumps with different flow rates and pressures. Get a Gold Flo low pressure pump so it doesn't over power the float. I can't recall exactly, but I believe less than 7 psi. Most folks prefer the models without the Positive Shut-off (PSO). Here is their site with the various mo...
by glades cat
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Using airboat engines to fight forest fires
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Using airboat engines to fight forest fires

Your idea sounds interesting. Not sure how practical it may be. I suggest you contact FEMA, who developed NIMS ( National Incident Management System) and ICS (Incident Command System), which is used at Wildland Fires and all Emergencies. It is the command model with which FEMA operates as well as Fi...
by glades cat
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Jon boat to airboat
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Jon boat to airboat

Airboats can be tippy. Engines mounted high and prop torque affect this. 48" is not a very wide hull. A Jon boat with an airprop is not an airboat. Same as a bicycle with an engine is not a motorcycle. If you're determined to build it you'll find its limitations quickly. Just trying to steer yo...
by glades cat
Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AAOF fish fry & poker run
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: AAOF fish fry & poker run

Yea Pipedog. It's been cancelled. The keys folks got beat up by the hurricane. Best let them focus on getting their things back in order. The AAOF did well. A few trees knocked over. There is still a big Ficus that is blocking the west side perimeter. We've had a couple of work parties and cleared m...
by glades cat
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AAOF fish fry & poker run
Replies: 4
Views: 654

Re: AAOF fish fry & poker run

Yea, the Keys folks sure got it handed to them ...they're the ones that do the cooking for the fish fry. We'll get out there soon enough. There sure is plenty of water in the Park.
by glades cat
Mon Sep 04, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Bear is Back ! ! !
Replies: 12
Views: 980

Re: The Bear is Back ! ! !

Good to have you back, Bear. I hope you beat that nasty stuff.
by glades cat
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Los Brazos river
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Los Brazos river

I saw that the river is at flood stage. Is this natural drainage or are they directing water in that direction?
Y'all are in our thoughts and prayers.
by glades cat
Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 4134

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

Been on a few disaster deployments over the years with our USAR team. Starting with hurricane Andrew in 92 'till Haiti earthquake in 2010. It's a chaotic mess. I hope you connect with local agency having jurisdiction, get assignments and make some rescues. Be careful, work safely and return to your ...
by glades cat
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who took down the Memorial in 3A for Jason Goode
Replies: 21
Views: 1796

Re: Who took down the Memorial in 3A for Jason Goode

Seen quite a few derelict pvc pipes sticking out of the water all over the place. Best to have those removed also...navigation hazard.
Where does the insanity end?
by glades cat
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 89
Views: 8160

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

Hey, how about some more water?
Feast or famine.
Drink while the water is flowing.
The dry cycle will come around soon enough.
Patience folks.
by glades cat
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 89
Views: 8160

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

...and we're caught between a rock and a hard place in releasing water too quickly into our surrounding salt water estuaries. I get weekly FWC Red Tide advisories in the Gulf...Caloosahatchee waterway is the dumping route. East coast out St Lucie waterway....Remember the algae problems and massive f...
by glades cat
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 89
Views: 8160

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

by glades cat
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Steering connecting rod for bell crank steering
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Steering connecting rod for bell crank steering

You slide the 3/4 over the 1/2", leaving some of the 1/2" exposed, and brazing it to seal the ends.
by glades cat
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Steering connecting rod for bell crank steering
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: Steering connecting rod for bell crank steering

I used a 1/2" EMT with the brazed on bolts and sleeved with 3/4" EMT.
by glades cat
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Good deals thread
Replies: 1
Views: 437

Good deals thread

Picked up a Garmin echoMap 74dv for the airboat at West Marine. Discontinued unit. $399 On line or in store. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/garmin--echomap-74dv-chartplotter-with-sonar-capability-transducer-sold-separately--17987991?cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%2520-%2520Vendors-_-17987991&product_i...
by glades cat
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Georgia Airboaters
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: Georgia Airboaters

Hey man, enjoy the ride while your water is high. Looks like a great place to ride. We're still shut out of the water management areas 3A&B.
Go get some, Georgia folks.
by glades cat
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 rocker cover gaskets and exhaust gaskets
Replies: 4
Views: 430

Re: 220 rocker cover gaskets and exhaust gaskets

Welcome aboard, sportsman. Nice boat ya got there. Yea, you're on the right track. Plenty of degreaser, a brush and go to town. You can use a pressure cleaner to help with the thick stuff. Good time for a paint-can overhaul while it's nice and clean. Exhaust threads are normal right hand. Just use l...
by glades cat
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Finally-I'm building my boat
Replies: 310
Views: 44847

Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

:thumbleft: :cheers:
by glades cat
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: checking in
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: checking in

What's up Plum? Good to see you surface.
by glades cat
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?
Replies: 20
Views: 2129

Re: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?

Hey Dragonfly. Welcome to SA. Yea, these machines are pretty cool. Each one has a personality of its own and behave differently than a conventional boat with a prop in the water. You mention you're 54 and never ridden one...it's about time. Lol. If you just want a ride and experience the thrill of t...
by glades cat
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New here ... just discovered your addiction
Replies: 15
Views: 1521

Re: New here ... just discovered your addiction

Get the hook! :fishing

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