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by Blownaway540
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: "I Hate It When This Happens"
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: "I Hate It When This Happens"

What's the model # ? Looks like you scored! Mark
by Blownaway540
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

Re: Top Speed

Yes, it can be alarming if not used to it. When you really stretch them out you run completely out of steering. Only want to try it in wide, open places. But after you do it a number of times it can be quite an adrenaline rush.
by Blownaway540
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

Re: Top Speed

79.8, skinny water. 72 inch signature series 2 blade, 3200 rpm. Handheld GPS
by Blownaway540
Thu May 21, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: WaterThunders new Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1467

Re: WaterThunders new Boat

Beautiful boat, the front single seat suspension is very innovative. Will be interesting to see how it holds up being cantilevered out like that. Anymore specifics on it....length, hp, etc?
by Blownaway540
Fri May 15, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Airboat Cover

Not asking for a quote. Last cover I had made was $750.00. Yours looks great. What material do they use and which thread, if known. Thanks
by Blownaway540
Wed May 13, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Cover
Replies: 6
Views: 648

Re: Airboat Cover

How much$$$??
by Blownaway540
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Baptized boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1211

Re: Baptized boat

Put in a big bag of uncooked rice, works sometimes with cell phones.
by Blownaway540
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Why am I losing control in Shallow Water?
Replies: 17
Views: 2229

Re: Why am I losing control in Shallow Water?

You are doing it right, after a while it will all become second nature to you. Don't know if you drink, but leave the cold beverages alone till you are real comfortable. It won't be long till you are a pro.......Mark (been at it for close to 40 years).
by Blownaway540
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kissimmee water
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Kissimmee water

Water has been better for last few months than years past, better hurry though, won't be long before they send it all down river for the d... sugar farmers. We need to get the politicians out of bed with the farmers. Need to quit subsidizing them, take back the glades. I would not care if the price ...
by Blownaway540
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Story Behind the Yacht Club
Replies: 1
Views: 1663

Re: Story Behind the Yacht Club

Not sure who the club was, but as I remember it was built by folks whom were not airboaters, I think they had outboards, inboards etc. It had a really nice dock going pretty far out into the lake. There were a few airboats back in the day that got their hull tore up on a horseshoe pit stake. Just do...
by Blownaway540
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Some Incredible Vintage Everglades Footage
Replies: 12
Views: 3338

Re: Some Incredible Vintage Everglades Footage

Great video, back when men were men! Love the halftrack.
by Blownaway540
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat Ramp Etiquette
Replies: 10
Views: 2959

Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

BASSHOLES
by Blownaway540
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: need a mechanic in Orlando area
Replies: 2
Views: 1965

Re: need a mechanic in Orlando area

Aircraft or auto?
by Blownaway540
Fri May 10, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How much weight can you carry
Replies: 7
Views: 1034

Re: How much weight can you carry

Bithlo is not in Polk County!
by Blownaway540
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage
Replies: 17
Views: 1445

Re: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage

In short yes, the oil it pushes out will slide back down hose. I always put a piece of heavy, large hole scree over end. Mud dobbers love to built their nests in the end of hose. If they build one and you don't see it the oil will "melt" the nest and then the sand and mud will run back down into you...
by Blownaway540
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage
Replies: 17
Views: 1445

Re: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage

You will get the hang of it, just go easy for awhile. In picture you are pointing at where oil is coming out? If so it needs a piece of heater hose on it strapped on the cage to the top and then horizontal to very back. Make double sure it is very well secured, if it comes loose it can go in prop an...
by Blownaway540
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Chuck. James Rackley
Replies: 39
Views: 6329

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

So sorry to hear this. Chuck made a brave and gallant fight against cancer only to be brought down by a car wreck? He will certainly be missed, especially by his Grandchildren who had a very special place in his heart. He was an innovator in the airboat world, mentored by the late, great Dick Hoffma...
by Blownaway540
Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: looking at a Igso480
Replies: 5
Views: 908

Re: looking at a Igso480

I have a IGSO minus the gear drive, they suck some fuel but are a tractor. Never, I mean never have to get off and push and pull. I got to old and lazy for that. Take care of the engine, don't let the CHT get to hot and they will last you. You get back on green/dry and run for miles you will burn it...
by Blownaway540
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Powder Coating v. Painting.
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: Powder Coating v. Painting.

Well, if we can't ask..............
by Blownaway540
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: I give up!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1052

Re: I give up!!!!!!

What are you saying? I give up.
by Blownaway540
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Aircraft are running out of time lol
Replies: 74
Views: 7841

Re: Aircraft are running out of time lol

And in the beginning of the Eco Techs they laughed at Chuck Rackley with his vision, who's laughing now???
by Blownaway540
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: PHANTOM STARTS
Replies: 20
Views: 2273

Re: PHANTOM STARTS

Had the starter engage while running in my flat bottom V-Drive, short between hot and wire to solenoid , somewhere in harness. Broke a few teeth off flywheel. Ran new starter wire with a secondary push button switch. Now I turn key with one hand and push button for starter with other. It's hard on p...
by Blownaway540
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stolen Airboat
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: Stolen Airboat

Sorry to hear, better pictures and description would go a long way helping to recover/catch.
by Blownaway540
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: bbc aluminum heads?
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: bbc aluminum heads?

Is your intake, water pump and radiator all aluminum? Those will save some weight.
by Blownaway540
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Avgas price
Replies: 2
Views: 571

Re: Avgas price

Good to hear, how much was it..?

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