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by emmitt Kelly
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive
Replies: 31
Views: 2336

Re: Direct Drive

Question: when considering the Chrysler v8 engines...I may be wrong...I am thinking the starter bolts to the bell housing ...if so..that is going to be a little tricky hangin a starter...no doubt a good machinist could work something out with the gear reduction but direct drive..maybe so too...anywa...
by emmitt Kelly
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Affliction Airboat Experience
Replies: 123
Views: 20232

Re: Affliction Airboat Experience

Wow...I think it was easier to buy an airboat in 1999... I have read so many crazy problems over the years on this site...I consider myself a very lucky person...I just wandered in...not knowing anything about airboats..I just wanted one.... Next thing I know..I am financed..insured...and hooked up....
by emmitt Kelly
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are all airboats under power as soon as you start up??
Replies: 10
Views: 3456

Re: Are all airboats under power as soon as you start up??

Sorry to hear about your injury...I'm glad you are on your way to recovery...take care..emmitt
by emmitt Kelly
Mon Jul 11, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are all airboats under power as soon as you start up??
Replies: 10
Views: 3456

Re: Are all airboats under power as soon as you start up??

My boat has a 350 engine and gearbox . It starts under power but will only move at an idle in open water or on ice . On the ground or in material like weeds or anything that puts a bit of drag on the hull it will stay put till you gas it . When it's moving at idle in water it's not at much more tha...
by emmitt Kelly
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: loss of power 454 need advice
Replies: 51
Views: 5081

Re: loss of power 454 need advice

Let us know how it goes...my airboat bud noticed my SuperTrapps seemed to not be flowing freely and before that had a set of Midas "their best" installed...really bad...I now have Morosso ...but I watch them closely I don't trust any of them for long term
by emmitt Kelly
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: loss of power 454 need advice
Replies: 51
Views: 5081

Re: loss of power 454 need advice

I ran into the same problem on mine...turns out the inside melted in muffler and collapsed on itself

before you tear into your engine...pull your mufflers and see if that is the problem...

regular mufflers can not take the heat ...
by emmitt Kelly
Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Griffin Radiator - Junk
Replies: 29
Views: 4869

Re: Griffin Radiator - Junk

I too have a Griffin installed by Diamondback (1999)...502 marine engine "no" aluminum heads 50/50 distilled and green prestone. But...when you mount your new radiator ...hopefully you have a buddy helping you...is that radiator "Flat" on the mounts ..no rocking...I wonder if some of these radiator ...
by emmitt Kelly
Mon Jun 13, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Body Search
Replies: 12
Views: 2420

Re: Body Search

Sniper wrote:We Had three in one week to work Alcohol was involved in two of them
The same people that tell me airboats are not allowed on the lake are the same people that think you can get drunk on the lake and you can do anything on a JetSki ..the law does not apply to them....amazing....
by emmitt Kelly
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Body Search
Replies: 12
Views: 2420

Re: Body Search

I know Lake Lanier is big...but dang there have been a lot of drownings this year in that big lake..
by emmitt Kelly
Fri Jun 10, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stuck throttle law suit
Replies: 8
Views: 1750

Re: Stuck throttle law suit

I run 3 throttle return springs, had one break 2 weeks ago. One on pedal, two on carb linkage with one front pull the other rear pull. Metal today is not of the same quality it was 10 or more years ago. In fact today we had a NAPA hose clamp fracture. A clean break for no obvious reason other than ...
by emmitt Kelly
Tue May 24, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water walker issues
Replies: 21
Views: 5765

Re: Water walker issues

Horseshit! They had issues when they were waterwalker too...lot's of them. They do have new owners who are supposed to be doing a better job...if it's an older one...get rid of it it was close to 10 years ago now..at an airboat show...I tried to get the previous people from Water Walker/ Powershift...
by emmitt Kelly
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Beware of ------------------.
Replies: 47
Views: 5402

Re: Beware of ------------------.

the rules that I think SUCK they only protect the shitty reputation makers I disagree...the good reputation makers do pretty well on SA! The rules that "SUCK" keep this place from becoming a damn battle ground between sorry ass customers AND sorry ass vendors. There ain't many of either, but both s...
by emmitt Kelly
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 454? On DB hull
Replies: 18
Views: 2215

Re: 454? On DB hull

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this setup has worked for me since 1999...you do need 3 blades....14'7" x 7.5'

Iron heads also
by emmitt Kelly
Mon Mar 28, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Thanks to Diamondback!
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Thanks to Diamondback!

this was true in October 1999 also...that is why I went with Diamondback
by emmitt Kelly
Mon Mar 07, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Insurance Renewal Time
Replies: 14
Views: 2033

Re: Insurance Renewal Time

I have been with Arthur Gallagher through Markel american after Charter Lakes stopped handling insurance in 2012...this year they limited their liability to 100,000 starting this year...if you are new to the airboat world it is 50,000..and I asked her what the claims on airboats looked like...she ga...
by emmitt Kelly
Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Insurance Renewal Time
Replies: 14
Views: 2033

Insurance Renewal Time

It is insurance renewal time for me...A cheerful reminder to be careful out there...seems Airboat owners are having more than their share of claims...I had a long talk with my agent...hang those rotten wood props on the walls before you kill somebody...drive like you have some sense..and leave the m...
by emmitt Kelly
Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A sad turn of events
Replies: 19
Views: 2125

Re: A sad turn of events

Emmitt, I don't know quite know where to begin. As AAOF president Keith Price said, this is devastating. It's a complete disregard for the Gladesmen culture and of the history of our State. My first reaction is a little measured however. This may be the Fed 'testing the water' to see how much 'redn...
by emmitt Kelly
Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: The GPU MD-3 wonder where you GPU came from?
Replies: 4
Views: 855

The GPU MD-3 wonder where you GPU came from?

I was stationed At Naha AB Okinawa in 1967...I got the honor of staying in the hangar over night during a typhoon so I had my camera and took a few pics during the night one was the MD-3 Gen Set. So this is one of the places your continental GPU powered...gen. that suppplied A.C and D.C power to the...
by emmitt Kelly
Wed Feb 04, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Insurance for airboats..one less company
Replies: 28
Views: 9146

Re: Insurance for airboats..one less company

storing your boat in Florida and if there is a hint that you are using your boat commercially you will get hit hard. mine was 570 a year.....but a little less coverage for boat total loss.... but storing in Georgia was a big plus....they wanted to know would I be storing boat at anytime in Florida.....
by emmitt Kelly
Mon Feb 02, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Insurance for airboats..one less company
Replies: 28
Views: 9146

Insurance for airboats..one less company

I received my policy renewal from Charter Lakes today. Travelers property and casualty is no longer insuring airboats. Charter Lakes is down to one insurer....Markel American Insurance company It makes no difference who your insurance company you use...they all talk together.. the problem is too man...
by emmitt Kelly
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Get on the RIGHT side of the super highway
Replies: 37
Views: 4233

Re: Get on the RIGHT side of the super highway

airboat cowboy mike and I were on the lookout ..we were watching for wrong way drivers...., glad we saw none... the airboats are hauling down through there...that could be a disaster.. maybe they are from England, Australia, japan, or other wrong way countries.. http://southernairboat.com/photopost/...
by emmitt Kelly
Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Diamondback, Customer Service & new owner of Venom
Replies: 29
Views: 3455

Re: Diamondback, Customer Service & new owner of Venom

October 1st..... it will be 15 years when I left with my new airboat....then got me back on the rails after a disappointing
repair elsewhere...that won't happen again.....

for me Diamondback is my only "only" airboat shop...

Hope you enjoy your Airboat as much as I have enjoyed mine..

Emmitt
by emmitt Kelly
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ENGINE EXPERTS. What's your thoughts?
Replies: 71
Views: 7718

Re: ENGINE EXPERTS. What's your thoughts?

The longer stroke appears to be the culprit. It places more load on the piston skirts and in general stroker engines don't handle high RPMs well. Mr. Branch actally de-strokes his high RPM Caddy engines and uses a very lite crank. From what I have seen with BBC engines spinning up a 454 will stay t...
by emmitt Kelly
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: stinger gearbox noise and movement
Replies: 16
Views: 2958

Re: stinger gearbox noise and movement

Why wouldn't you run what the manufacturer recommends? I could, would, have, and will run whatever the manufacture recommends during the warranty period when and if I buy something new. If I did (buy it new) and I had no reason to switch after the warranty period, I most likely would not. However, ...

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