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by boatair
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New bottom paint thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1763

Re: New bottom paint thread

Have you tested it on aluminum? Aluminum that flexes?
by boatair
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat run dry better with motor forward or back?
Replies: 8
Views: 2147

Re: Boat run dry better with motor forward or back?

Motor to the rear gets my vote.
by boatair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rear heavy? Porpoising / hopping
Replies: 19
Views: 4351

Re: Rear heavy? Porpoising / hopping

IF the bottom IS straight and true this is the means of making that correction.
This thread has an expanded explanation about the effect such adjustments will make:
https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/view ... 0&p=276720
by boatair
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rear heavy? Porpoising / hopping
Replies: 19
Views: 4351

Re: Rear heavy? Porpoising / hopping

I would raise the motor at least up to level, redo the slick bottom with it heavy toward the rear. A tiny bit makes a huge difference, you can always sand some off if it starts plowing.Be careful with the motor lower in the rear, I tried that once and had the ass end spin out while crossing another ...
by boatair
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rear heavy? Porpoising / hopping
Replies: 19
Views: 4351

Re: Rear heavy? Porpoising / hopping

How far is your prop from the transom now?
by boatair
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rear heavy? Porpoising / hopping
Replies: 19
Views: 4351

Re: Rear heavy? Porpoising / hopping

The back of the motor should be higher not lower.
by boatair
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Best prop for heavy boat 540 lycoming
Replies: 6
Views: 2431

Re: Best prop for heavy boat 540 lycoming

Water Walker Signature Series!
by boatair
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: switching from magnetos to electronic ignition?
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

Re: switching from magnetos to electronic ignition?

IMO.....when this kind of thing happens.....sell your mags and wires put a pacemaker ignition on it and never look back x2, I had the same thing happen but could still get the bearing to work. I have a pacemaker now and love it. It appears to have better throttle response and cranks instantly. I wi...
by boatair
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Indian River County
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: Indian River County

34 Title: Indian River County Airboat Association URL: http://www.indianriverairboat.com/ Category: Airboat Clubs: Florida Description: The Indian River County Airboat Association, Inc. is made up of dedicated members that pledge allegiance to this great country and take pride in the preservation of...
by boatair
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Indian River County
Replies: 8
Views: 2803

Re: Indian River County

That rain would not of helped much if it was that dry out there last week. I would imagine the East marsh is probably starting to get pretty dry but there still should be some running over there. Be careful not to get wedged in some of the tight trails with that type of hull up here. Most of the the...
by boatair
Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0320 blew crank seal
Replies: 12
Views: 856

Re: 0320 blew crank seal

If I remember right I removed the spring and boiled the rubber seal in water the b stretched it over the crank flange.
by boatair
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0320 blew crank seal
Replies: 12
Views: 856

Re: 0320 blew crank seal

I would get the solid seal. I had the same problem 20 years ago on a 160.
by boatair
Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0320 blew crank seal
Replies: 12
Views: 856

Re: 0320 blew crank seal

I would just replace the seal.
by boatair
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: locking down prop
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

Re: locking down prop

A/C motors with allot of experience will very slowly turn when towed down the road, while providing continuing reliable service for a long time. I don't really hurt anything that I have aver heard of. Prop turn 180 maybe every 10min or so. They aint like twirling going down the highway. If using a ...
by boatair
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: CONTROLLING TORQUE ROLL
Replies: 16
Views: 3083

Re: CONTROLLING TORQUE ROLL

This post is from 2011 that you guys are responding to.
by boatair
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: seal behind flywheel came out
Replies: 12
Views: 1382

Re: seal behind flywheel came out

If it won't stay I would get a solid unsplit seal , remove the spring, boil the seal in water, stretch it over the crank flange, put the spring back in and glue the seal to the case with weather strip adhesive . Make sure you let the adhesive cure completely .
by boatair
Wed Jan 10, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Oil leaking around exhaust gasket
Replies: 11
Views: 1400

Re: Oil leaking around exhaust gasket

Waggs wrote:For fouling.. When the plugs foul, the cylinders turn into an oil pump and will push that oil out through the exhaust, and if the gaskets aren't perfect, it'll make its way out on to the headers.
x2
by boatair
Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel Tank Location
Replies: 8
Views: 1246

Re: Fuel Tank Location

If you plan on running much dry ground I would leave it under the engine stand.
by boatair
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gardner Marsh Water??
Replies: 81
Views: 16596

Re: Gardner Marsh Water??

hit the marsh this morning! water is up 2.5' and is flowing hard everywhere!! be careful and watch out for bass boats in airboat trails!! (saw 3 south side of cypress) shot some video - did some slow 360's at different pavilions and hangouts - unedited - 33 minutes you will never get back!! :toothy...
by boatair
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Recovery methods for a sunk boat
Replies: 4
Views: 1292

Re: Recovery methods for a sunk boat

If the sunk boat has a good solid bow eye and it is an open hull you can usually pull a submerged boat and it will stay upright and come to the top of the water. Pull it up into any grass,saw grass ,cat tails or shallow water with another boat and bail it out. If your to far from any shallow water I...
by boatair
Sun Aug 27, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 3186

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

My 540 would not be happy if asked it to do all you want. I hate to admit this sounds like a job for a geared carmotor to me. Maybe a gso0480 or a gso0540 could do what you require but I am not sure.
by boatair
Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Redneck Cuisine
Topic: WOW
Replies: 5
Views: 3111

Re: WOW

rick wrote:I read they're a South Florida native. Wonder how far north do they grow.

I haven't seen any here in Central Florida.

Rick
Rick we have some here in the east marsh by Fellsmere
by boatair
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: What size endive is this
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: What size endive is this

rjonesboy wrote:I don't know what engine it is, but something doesn't look right with that propeller. Be careful
I think it's just a IVO
by boatair
Sat May 27, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 1st airboat ! Reccomendations "please"
Replies: 8
Views: 1581

Re: 1st airboat ! Reccomendations "please"

well , ya see , look at it this way , the Gay guys been smiling and floating along all happy happy happy 4 a long time in the closet , this is not fair to them , rite here is New Paltz NY they made Gay marriage legal , i think its great ! they aint got it in the ass for real till they go through a ...
by boatair
Sun May 21, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4563

Re: First Airboat Help!!

How do u send pics on here ? , i appreciate your concern , I verified there actually being a boat at the Location,, im from New york state (NOT City ) , its cash on pic up , so not sure what the point would be Toying with me , i guess its possible tho , i wouldnt be my first pic of people to do tha...

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