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by happy harold
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: HAPPY HAROLD - BDay!
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Re: HAPPY HAROLD - BDay!

thank you, i was hoping no one would notice. haha thanks again
by happy harold
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Important
Replies: 30
Views: 2001

Re: Important

Yes
by happy harold
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Important
Replies: 30
Views: 2001

Re: Important

Yes
by happy harold
Sat May 09, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: re-drive for an 032?
Replies: 3
Views: 1114

Re: re-drive for an 032?

if you can do the work yourself, go online to"Good Vibrations Racing.com" you can save half by doing your own labor. looking through their catalog may also give you new ideas. good luck
by happy harold
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Another Silent Prop...
Replies: 23
Views: 3651

Re: Another Silent Prop...

never met the man in person, but i was always impressed with his style on here. go with GOD Whitebear!
by happy harold
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Leroy Knowles
Replies: 8
Views: 2040

Re: Leroy Knowles

he was a pioneer in airboats. i shall miss him. RIP
by happy harold
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Thermostat or no thermostat
Replies: 9
Views: 2733

Re: Thermostat or no thermostat

since 1990 i have not put themostats i my boats. instead, i plum the motor with 3/4 inch aluminum pipe(tubes). i make my own radiators now, so i use the same 3/4 for outlets an the radiators(used to just make adaptors to fit. every one(almost) says this won't work. i have over 60 boats out running w...
by happy harold
Thu May 25, 2017 7:34 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Primer for a glass hull?
Replies: 6
Views: 2006

Re: Primer for a glass hull?

you won't need primer for these low grade enamels. for not much more you can use gelcoat. you can brush it or spray it. would need pressure pot/ with large gun. don't forget to use wax in the mix.
by happy harold
Sun May 21, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: PE 225 Square Oil Sump
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: PE 225 Square Oil Sump

don't know the object you are speaking of, but you will have to take it off anyway. so once its off, take it to a welder. have him weld the crack and plug hole shut, redrill the hole and tap it. no matter what it is, if you can clean it, you can weld it. think about it. harold
by happy harold
Thu May 18, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OlfArt- Ken Johnson
Replies: 49
Views: 10155

Re: OlfArt- Ken Johnson

R.I.P.
by happy harold
Sat May 06, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rot Doctor
Replies: 10
Views: 2856

Re: Rot Doctor

if you are close to me, i can talk you through it--maybe even give you a hand.
by happy harold
Fri May 05, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rot Doctor
Replies: 10
Views: 2856

Re: Rot Doctor

replacing a stringer is a lot like fixing a clogged toilet. getting started is the hardest part.
by happy harold
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cage wire
Replies: 6
Views: 2235

Re: Cage wire

try to get 12 gauge wire. the home depot stuff is usually 14 gauge. it will work, but, boat vibrations sometimes breaks the wire. tice hardware used to carry 14. (ft. myers)
by happy harold
Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?
Replies: 18
Views: 3272

Re: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?

brush it on, then splatter. will look great.
by happy harold
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water walker prop, Sensenich hub
Replies: 2
Views: 1383

Re: Water walker prop, Sensenich hub

call or go by water walker. cost you nothing. really nice guy.
by happy harold
Thu Apr 20, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 4.3 DD Prop
Replies: 35
Views: 6512

Re: 4.3 DD Prop

the problem with your 262 hp engine is that it makes that hp at 5000 rpm's. if you are going direct drive, cut your hp figure in half since you will be turning half or less rpm's. probably something like a 66X32 i would guess. good little cruising engine. won't burn much fuel. make a good frog boat....
by happy harold
Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Miccosukee Res, water check
Replies: 31
Views: 6357

Re: Miccosukee Res, water check

dry enough for 3 wheeler yet??
by happy harold
Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Wayne Sage hulls
Replies: 5
Views: 1804

Re: Wayne Sage hulls

X3
by happy harold
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: one more prop question
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: one more prop question

i torqued mine the same BUT, two years later while removing the prop i striped the allen bolt. did all the who dean e tricks, but wound up drilling out the countersunk head. was a scary thing. for the final part used die grinder with a 1/2 inch stone. worked. head popped off and then i slipped the h...
by happy harold
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop spacing from back board
Replies: 15
Views: 3517

Re: Prop spacing from back board

you have lots of options besides moving the engine stand and drilling yet more holes in an already weak spot in about all airboats. move gas tank, beer cooler, gas cans, fat riders up front, and so on. the closer to the back of the boat you get your weight, the more likely you will get to see if you...
by happy harold
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Belt reduction - 8M or 14M?
Replies: 6
Views: 1849

Re: Belt reduction - 8M or 14M?

you are over thinking your project unless there are no plans to really complete it. pick one and go. my boat has 14 m.
by happy harold
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Miccosukee Res, water check
Replies: 31
Views: 6357

Re: Miccosukee Res, water check

no problems this past weekend. getting low tho.
by happy harold
Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:45 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: What prop for duel port 1600cc VW (50-60hp)??
Replies: 13
Views: 3573

Re: What prop for duel port 1600cc VW (50-60hp)??

several years ago i saw one of the boys in 3-A running a vw reduction. he was running with the big boys. his reduction was fron the older VW bus/camper rear axle. its something you might want to explore if you are going to be running the bad rough. as for which side to hook your prop for direct driv...
by happy harold
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:31 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Round or square?
Replies: 7
Views: 1953

Re: Round or square?

one of the old timers (Truman K) who passed away about 10 years ago ran round pipe. he was left handed and built his rig with right hand steering. ran a small block ford with home made 2/1 gear box. had good luck with it. the problem is figgering out the angle of the cuts with round pipe. not that i...
by happy harold
Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:00 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need some starter help
Replies: 13
Views: 2229

Re: Need some starter help

make sure your front brace is fastened from the starter end to block. might need to build or buy a new bracket.

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