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by jchovernut
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 3230

Re: Running in salt water

South Carolina actually has a State Law banning Airboats from saltwater!! I have no idea why, but as such, the water cops classified a friend of mine's Hovercraft as an Airboat & ticketed him for running around the inlets around Charleston. I hate mindless laws & interpretations like this because on...
by jchovernut
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New ej20 subaru turbo 2:1 belt drive 10 blade
Replies: 25
Views: 2476

Re: New ej20 subaru turbo 2:1 belt drive 10 blade

I’d definitely go with a banded belt. Most of us Hovercrafters use either a banded belt, or synchronous drive like the Gates PolyChain. Backside idlers typically won’t harm a banded belt, either. A synchronous belt is tensioned ( acoustically tuned) & doesn’t require an idler. For banded belt option...
by jchovernut
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hovercraft on Lk Harney
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Hovercraft on Lk Harney

It’s that time of year again....the weekend before Sun-n-Fun, I host the Hoverclub of America Central FL Cruise. We’re on Lk Harney at Ft Lane park in Geneva again this weekend. Sat will be a cruise to downtown Sanford, then Sunday we’ll explore Puzzle Lake & the Econ. Come by for a look at these lo...
by jchovernut
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hovercraft at Ft Lane Park This Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Re: Hovercraft at Ft Lane Park This Weekend

I'm heading out by the Econ today, maybe we will stop by and check it out. You guys should try running south of hwy 50, lots of open green pastures perfect for those things! We had some crummy weather. Just ran along the lakeshore, & down to The Jolly Gator. I’ve had mine down as far as Loughman, &...
by jchovernut
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hovercraft at Ft Lane Park This Weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 565

Hovercraft at Ft Lane Park This Weekend

I’m hosting a group of Hovercraft enthusiasts this weekend (7-8) at Ft Lane Park on Lk Harney. If you want to see some interesting Amphibious vessels, both home-built & manufactured, come on out for a look! We'll likely be gathered around the park more so in the afternoon after our morning cruise to...
by jchovernut
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: St Johns No Wake
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

Re: St Johns No Wake

Here’s the reply I got from Seminole County: Temporary— the concern is over docks still under water that boaters may not see. Also, some backyards are still under water and wake would push water further up on the yards. ****Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communica...
by jchovernut
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: St Johns No Wake
Replies: 1
Views: 1103

St Johns No Wake

With the water levels decreasing, the blanket ‘No Wake’ on the St Johns was rescinded 11/16. However, Seminole County enacted a ‘No Wake’ Executive Order on the St Johns from the East side of Lk Monroe to the South side of Lk Harney ‘for all to enjoy, & to protect property.’ I’m wondering if this is...
by jchovernut
Tue Apr 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise

Sorry for the short notice, Glades. I had he flu leading up to the event & planning suffered as a result. I always schedule the hovercraft cruise for the weekend prior to Sun-n-Fun so out of state participants can attend both events easily. I'm local to Lake Harney, & there are a few others nearby t...
by jchovernut
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Re: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise

We'll be there Sat & Sun.
by jchovernut
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 1051

Central FL Hovercraft Cruise

The annual Central FL Hovercraft Cruise, sponsored by the Hoverclub of America, is once again going on this weekend at Ft Lane Park. We will be on some organized cruises up & down the St Johns from Puzzle Lake to Sanford, but in between, we'll be playing around on Lake Harney near our base of operat...
by jchovernut
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: gator jumps into tour boat
Replies: 2
Views: 986

Re: gator jumps into tour boat

There'll be some underwear going in the trash, too!! :0
by jchovernut
Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Light bars
Replies: 20
Views: 3249

Re: Light bars

We were running some non-navigable sloughs on the Mississippi last fall at the National Hovercraft Rally in Muscatine, Iowa...had a barge light us up real good with his bazillion candlepower spotlight! To me, if you're in a marked channel, or around other vessels, keep it to USCG required lighting. ...
by jchovernut
Fri Oct 21, 2016 6:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Slide/parking space for airboat?
Replies: 9
Views: 2313

Re: Slide/parking space for airboat?

I sort-of do that with my hovercraft, but it helps when it provides its own lift!! ;)
by jchovernut
Tue Oct 04, 2016 5:16 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ideal boat for ice fishing
Replies: 3
Views: 1450

Re: Ideal boat for ice fishing

I use a hovercraft!
by jchovernut
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: pad 40 blew up
Replies: 12
Views: 4610

Re: pad 40 blew up

Looks like it originated somewhere in the 2nd stage. Sad to see it come apart. I hope useful data is recovered for a fix to increase its reliability for human travel! Better to lose a Facebook bird than an ISS crew!!
by jchovernut
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:18 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gps jammers for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

Re: gps jammers for sale

I would advise against clicking that link!! From the member's join date: TODAY, & use of 'Engrish,' I'd highly suspect that's a MALWARE SITE!! The post has been reported. Surf at your own risk!
by jchovernut
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riding out of Loughman Lake, need info
Replies: 7
Views: 1811

Re: Riding out of Loughman Lake, need info

I've run out of there on my hovercraft, but I've always gone North to the Econ River or Jolly Gator Fish Camp on SR-46. I need to get down to Lone Cabbage sometime!
by jchovernut
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: gps for airboat
Replies: 13
Views: 2212

Re: gps for airboat

Navionics Boat US is a nice download on the smartphone, as is "you need a map" with the Uncle Sam icon. It loads all data on the phone so you can work with it offline with just the GPS receiver functional & out of cell/data range.
by jchovernut
Sun May 22, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: north carolina
Replies: 16
Views: 3809

Re: north carolina

I had a friend who decided to sell his hovercraft because SC bans Airboat's on the saltwater side of the fresh/salt interphase. He lived in Charleston & loved running it in the marsh, but the water cops got wind of him & started writing him tickets. So, you'll just have to avoid SC saltwater if you ...
by jchovernut
Sun May 22, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Drone Video
Replies: 27
Views: 6287

Re: Airboat Drone Video

timmmyy wrote:Great video ,what drone was he flying .
From his Vimeo page:

Gear:
Phantom 3 Professional
PolarPro ND16+Polarizer
by jchovernut
Thu May 12, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Beware Malabar ramp!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 2454

Re: Beware Malabar ramp!!!

I can't believe they built a ramp more or less specifically targeted towards airboats & didn't account for traditional launching methods, nor short-term 'parking!' Heck, even the myfwc site warns-off kicker boats! Then, LEOs act all surprised & miffed when traditional airboat activity occurs...gotta...
by jchovernut
Wed May 11, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: IVOPROP clockwise and counterclockwise
Replies: 6
Views: 1366

Re: IVOPROP clockwise and counterclockwise

Amphibious Marine uses an 84" 3-blade Ivo Paddle-Blade pusher behind a 135hp Steyer Diesel on their 24' Explorer Hovercraft. Works pretty well.
by jchovernut
Wed May 11, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: common sense and coutesy
Replies: 9
Views: 3299

Re: common sense and coutesy

For pretty cheap, you could get a couple of these cameras & mount them back-to-back to cover your bases. Set them on loop recording & they'll continue to record over old footage till you stop them to capture the event of interest. Guess there are jerks on the water just as there are on the road :/ h...
by jchovernut
Wed May 11, 2016 1:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: GoPro Camera
Replies: 10
Views: 1260

Re: GoPro Camera

Save your dollars & get a camera that has just as good, or better video than GoPro: http://www.amazon.com/YI-88001-Action-High-Resolution-Bluetooth/dp/B016MAUHOK/ref=sr_1_1?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1462943948&sr=1-1&keywords=Xiaomi+Yi You have to add the waterproof housing, too. But the combo is still mu...
by jchovernut
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hovercraft Cruise on St Johns Apr 2-3
Replies: 1
Views: 870

Re: Hovercraft Cruise on St Johns Apr 2-3

Here are a couple videos. The frontal thunderstorms that weekend kinda blew-out our event, but we still got some cruising in. This video is of us running a round-trip from Ft Lane Park on Lk Harney to almost the Sanford Zoo on Lk Monroe with a stop at Gators Dockside & Mullet Lake Park. A3_YGQkHrE8 ...

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