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by ranger2008
Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 4th of july
Replies: 5
Views: 4033

Re: 4th of july

Sorry for the delayed response bees busy working on boats...not sure what fireworks you can see but we will be launching at the ft. Anahuac state park about 10am and running around burning fuel and daylight until dark then hanging out on the flats to watch some fireworks and drink a beer.
by ranger2008
Wed Jun 24, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 4th of july
Replies: 5
Views: 4033

4th of july

Would anyone be interested in meeting up at fort anahuac state park for an impromptu ride on the 4th and maybe watching fireworks from the flats???? There will be three of us there for sure and possibly a fourth already going.
by ranger2008
Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Airboats coming to the GatorFest this coming weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 2511

Re: Airboats coming to the GatorFest this coming weekend

me and my buddy will be there riding around don't know where we are going to launch though look forward to meeting up and hanging out...
by ranger2008
Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: I am building my 1st airboat and need input.
Replies: 36
Views: 3569

Re: I am building my 1st airboat and need input.

I have built three boats or should I say tore down and reassembled three boats and just now am getting to enjoy them let me tell you from experience it is very rewarding to se your creation come to life and see everyone smile the first time you pull away from the boat ramp. I hope you have a very br...
by ranger2008
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Coastal get together
Replies: 41
Views: 7131

Re: Coastal get together

thanks for the info looking forward to it.
by ranger2008
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Coastal get together
Replies: 41
Views: 7131

Re: Coastal get together

where will everyone be launching for gatorfest we plan to be there but I am not sure where to launch at ? would really like to meet some fellow airboaters as long as ya'll don't laugh at my backyard air boat...lol...
by ranger2008
Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: finally on the water
Replies: 13
Views: 2812

Re: finally on the water

we will be putting in on the trinity river at the far north end of Livingston at outback campgrounds and marina on sunday morning fairly early and will probably bring some sort of meat to burn for lunch just going to ride and tune on boats and let the wives and kids do some swimming.
by ranger2008
Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: finally on the water
Replies: 13
Views: 2812

Re: finally on the water

There is a bow stop and yes sir there is skinny water.
by ranger2008
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: finally on the water
Replies: 13
Views: 2812

Re: finally on the water

we will be at outback campgrounds and marina to do some riding and tuning this coming sunday if some more experienced guys would like to come out and do some riding with us it would be welcomed its near trinity.advice and criticism if necessary would be appreciated. we are trying to get as much stic...
by ranger2008
Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: finally on the water
Replies: 13
Views: 2812

Re: finally on the water

Will have better pictures next weekend!!!!
by ranger2008
Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: finally on the water
Replies: 13
Views: 2812

finally on the water

hello everyone I am out of Houston. After 3 years of starting and stopping due to hunting seasons,work and other setbacks my friend and I finally finished building our boats yesterday , lots of fabwork,,rewiring and anything else you could think of we finally finished at about 6p.m. yesterday aftern...
by ranger2008
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: with belt box
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: with belt box

After reading all of the post perhaps I should consider a different reduction or just run what I currently have then try to repower next spring with a 383 and then change to the 2.67.with a 3 blade 78 thanks for all the good advice.
by ranger2008
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:01 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: with belt box
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: with belt box

Thanks for the helpful responses I will go ahead and put the new box on and though my prop and hopefully order a new hub and one blade I am just curious if this will afford me the ability to run dry.
by ranger2008
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: with belt box
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: with belt box

Sorry guys the box I am running now is a Ch2 the box that I have available to replace it is a ch4 and is stamped as a 2.67:1 sorry for not having the correct ratio originally how much push can I look to gain by changing to the 2.67:1 and what tip speed does the r blade work best at?
by ranger2008
Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: with belt box
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: with belt box

Right now it is pitched at the 1 Mark
by ranger2008
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: with belt box
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

Re: with belt box

By the way..its on a 15 foot air gator hull
by ranger2008
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: with belt box
Replies: 14
Views: 1867

with belt box

I currently am running a 350 with a small cam and a 650 holly with a 1.76 belt box and a 78 two blade r prop. How much if any would I gain by going to a 2.68 belt drive I have the 2.68 on hand and was wondering how much more push would i get. Or would it be a terd or turn it into a whole new boat pl...
by ranger2008
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Texas boys looking to go ride
Replies: 2
Views: 496

Texas boys looking to go ride

We are in the ft.Lauderdale area today buying an engine and was wondering if anyone within a 2 hour radius would like to go ride this afternoon we will buy the fuel and drinks we will be in town until this evening call me at 281-889-7818 there are four of us ...
by ranger2008
Thu May 30, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: coolant hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 863

Re: coolant hoses

Thanks guys I will hit Napa up this evening.
by ranger2008
Thu May 30, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: coolant hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 863

coolant hoses

Can anyone point me in the right direction on where I can buy coolant hoses preferably gates green stripe or anything comparable I need upper and lower hoses for SBC with aluminum radiator mounted under the engine stand.any help is is appreciated by the way I am located in Houston..
by ranger2008
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Brazing Aluminum
Replies: 9
Views: 1425

Re: Brazing Aluminum

Tig or weld it with spool gun rod or brazing is not a very good solution i weld aluminum everyday, not that i am a professional but i am not a dummie when it comes to aluminum.Jmo.
by ranger2008
Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: hubs
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: hubs

Thanks for info.
by ranger2008
Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: hubs
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: hubs

The boat is a 15´ fiberglass hull light rigging I have done everything possible to save on weight the engine is a well built 383 with everything done to pull as much torque as possible at 3k so far everything is done right .prop is a 70 inch ngh but I could probobly get a 72" in the cage I wouldnt f...
by ranger2008
Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: hubs
Replies: 6
Views: 593

hubs

Getting close to being done with my first build, and im lacking experiance I was wondering how much is to be gained from going from a short prop hub to a medium hub i know its 2 inches but how much more thrust does it make.....I asked my wife and she said two inches would make a huge difference...LO...
by ranger2008
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: dd383
Replies: 10
Views: 1193

Re: dd383

motor is making alot more power than i had expected,probobly going to have to go to a three blade ngh or my buddy has an r he will let me try out, i really didnt think this little 383 would pull so hard at 3k. i knew i was building a strong engine but it has far surpassed my expectations.what is the...

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