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by papajack
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Circle h hulls Information
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Circle h hulls Information

I drove one on the Pea River. No issues after fine tune on the transom lip. Road flat and slid through turns. Fun little hull.
by papajack
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lost a legend and airboating Knowledge
Replies: 13
Views: 1749

Re: Lost a legend and airboating Knowledge

REST PEACEFULLY MY BROTHER!
Praying for peace and comfort for Ms. Carol and family.
by papajack
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Frog Gig info needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Re: Frog Gig info needed

Just missing some of those gut bustin funny threads from back in the day...
by papajack
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Frog Gig info needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Re: Frog Gig info needed

Okay then, how about bifocal hatlights? You know look up for distant frogs and look down for them close ones...
by papajack
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Frog Gig info needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Frog Gig info needed

Anybody know where to buy left-handed frog gigs? Asking for a friend...
by papajack
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Rotax powered Can Am
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: Rotax powered Can Am

Rotax 583, 618 & 670 with provision 8 cases accept Rotax gearboxes and are built for a prop application. Don't know about can-am Rotax motors. Good luck with the build. If you search here in the mini airboat forum there is some information on Rotax builds.
by papajack
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?

Your 503 Rotax with a B box would spin a bigger prop for sure. However, your prop should NEVER be longer than your hull's width!!! Do some homework in the mini airboat section of this site. My mini is a12' x 7' Alumitec with a 583 Rotax C box 2 blade Razor X Core weighing just under 500#. It would h...
by papajack
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?

The key in mini airboats is light weight and displacement. There are threads on ducted fan applications. Use search function in the mini airboat category and avoid sure to fail time wasters. This is my opinion after costly trial and error, as well as research for nine years in chasing mini airboat p...
by papajack
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 1418

Re: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?

In searching mini airboat forum for air john projects you will find very few success stories. Johnboats typically are too narrow, have ribbed bottoms and will not perform like an airboat. You might consider finding a light weight used airboat hull and trying your fan motor to move it on water. Don't...
by papajack
Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who makes mini airboat hulls ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1011

Re: Who makes mini airboat hulls ?

Marty for fiberglass and Alumitech for aluminum. I've had both.
by papajack
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Mini airboat built in China
Replies: 5
Views: 1390

Re: Mini airboat built in China

In my opinion you need to build a hull wider, longer and lighter than what you have now. Displacement footprint keeps you sitting higher in the water. As Sniper stated above, look into a Rotax 2 cylinder 2 stroke engine with a gearbox and clutch. Read the posts on this forum in the mini airboat sect...
by papajack
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Frogging in Levy County?
Replies: 9
Views: 1563

Re: Frogging in Levy County?

Also pay attention to wind direction. Those floating islands (some call them tussets, some tussocks) will block a boat ramp. Winds from the northeast can block Haegy Burry ramp.
by papajack
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Metal filings in oil and two pins came out drain plug on Briggs 35 help
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Re: Metal filings in oil and two pins came out drain plug on Briggs 35 help

You might check out some of the mudmotor forums. There is alot of Briggs info available on those sites. Much more! Nothing against SA, just not many airboats with Briggs motors. Since Chuck closed Airboat Pro he's not available to answer questions. Paul Dixon at Airboats Unlimited might have some in...
by papajack
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Metal filings in oil and two pins came out drain plug on Briggs 35 help
Replies: 9
Views: 1672

Re: Metal filings in oil and two pins came out drain plug on Briggs 35 help

While you are taking down the motor you might check your crankshaft diameter. I hard to replace mine after it sheerer off. They made two different sizes. My 1 1/8" sheered by prop torque. Replaced it with 1 7/16". Just a suggestion.
by papajack
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Polymer
Replies: 7
Views: 1380

Re: New Polymer

Contact Circle H Airboats. They just announced a special on poly for the boats that helped during Harvey.
by papajack
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Harley motors
Replies: 5
Views: 1516

Re: Harley motors

Might want to consider a Rotax with a gearbox...
by papajack
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: New to Airboats -Need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: New to Airboats -Need advice

Sounds like heavy hull, under powered and under proped. My mini 12' hull is 212#, 85 hp engine and 70" 2 blade prop. Also, are you running skinny water?
by papajack
Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: New to Airboats -Need advice
Replies: 3
Views: 1182

Re: New to Airboats -Need advice

How wide is your hull? Is it a flat bottom airboat hull?
by papajack
Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat or Surface drive?
Replies: 18
Views: 2958

Re: Airboat or Surface drive?

PM sent.
by papajack
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Circle H Airboat Build thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4491

Re: Circle H Airboat Build thread

Saw this build in the Circle H shop Saturday. Wow was my first impression. After closer inspection I must say that the attention to details and workmanship is some of the finest in the airboat industry. Beautiful project!!!
by papajack
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: 12-14'/Rotax 582 Performance Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2156

Re: 12-14'/Rotax 582 Performance Questions

PM sent.
by papajack
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: USAA 11th Annual Swap Meet
Replies: 3
Views: 917

Re: USAA 11th Annual Swap Meet

Contact Jerry at USAA phone number on flyer.
by papajack
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Powered Paraglider Airboat
Replies: 13
Views: 2916

Re: Powered Paraglider Airboat

Might want to contact peariverpossum on here. Kenny Hughes and his dad are building a light weight aluminium hull for Rotax motor setups.
by papajack
Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rotax
Replies: 4
Views: 1124

Re: Rotax

Rotax Rick in Naples. Find contact info on barnstormers.com (don't post other websites, but that's the only way I can get his info ).
by papajack
Tue Sep 27, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Great deals on bang sticks that I cannot get to work at all?
Replies: 16
Views: 2717

Re: Great deals on bang sticks that I cannot get to work at

Place a 2x4 on the ground, smack your bang stick on top of the board. Test complete.

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