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by Nooner
Mon May 13, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stephull trailer build advice
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Stephull trailer build advice

I’m about to start building a trailer for a stephull and I have question for other stephull owners. How do you install the boards to support the hull in relation to the step in the hull? Do you have thicker boards behind the strap and thinner on the front? If you have pictures to show what you’ve do...
by Nooner
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull build pics the oldschool way
Replies: 14
Views: 1917

Re: Hull build pics the oldschool way

Thank you, looking forward to seeing them
by Nooner
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull build pics the oldschool way
Replies: 14
Views: 1917

Re: Hull build pics the oldschool way

Did you just tack weld the stringers or did you go back a run a full weld on each side? If you only tacked it is that enough? Asking because I’m think about building one similar?
by Nooner
Tue May 08, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Polymer???????
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Polymer???????

SuprchgedPalmBeach wrote:Steel Flex would be a simple alternative..the polymer would add some weight and holes to your boat that my not even be necessary for your application.


Thank you Suprchged
by Nooner
Mon May 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Polymer???????
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Polymer???????

I have a fiberglass step hull that is solid and in great shape. It has never had polymer on it and i'm not really excited about drilling a bunch of holes in the bottom of it. Is there another option that i should consider or just accept the fact that i need to drill the holes in the hull and install...
by Nooner
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please

The intrinsic problem with using just about any big block Ford is they generally don't have an attractive power/weight ratio. In other words they are freakin' HEAVY for the power produced. The 390 being among the smaller of them, doesn't lessen that reality. I question if your step hull would have ...
by Nooner
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Re: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please

So this is where i am and what i have to go with. The hull is a 12' x 7' fiberglass step hull with a full aluminum deck on it and i have a Ford 390 engine just sitting around that i can use. I also have all the materials for the rigging and set-up including rudders. the only thing that i would need ...
by Nooner
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please
Replies: 16
Views: 1812

Direct Drive - Pros and Cons Please

I am thinking about putting a direct drive boat together because i literally have all the parts for it but i have never had a car engine boat, all i have ever had were aircraft engine boats.

Looking for information on the pros and cons of a direct drive and the potential "pit falls".
by Nooner
Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull bottom options
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Hull bottom options

Will slick bottom provide any protection from hull damage? Or is it just as it says "a slick bottom coating"?
by Nooner
Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull bottom options
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Hull bottom options

I have a 12x7 fiberglass step hull and I'm not planning on putting poly on the bottom. What are my other options? Pros & cons?
by Nooner
Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cage measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Cage measurements

I think i'll build it at 7' cause even thought I don't have the prop yet a 66" prop will bring me about 6'6" from the deck. I figured that it had to do with the seat height. It's been a while since I've been around other boats but i seem to remember the rear driving seat being 5-6' off the...
by Nooner
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cage measurements
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Cage measurements

Ok, this may be a completely stupid question to some of you but I would appreciate some input. I have a decked over hull and I'm getting ready to build the cage on it. How high should the back hoop around the prop be off the deck? I'm thinking 7'-7'6". Is there an advantage or did advantage in ...
by Nooner
Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-300 prop input
Replies: 2
Views: 309

O-300 prop input

Thanks for the info.
by Nooner
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-300 prop input
Replies: 2
Views: 309

O-300 prop input

I'm putting together a new boat using an Continental O-300. I'm hoping for a for a 4 blade warp drive but I might have to settle for a wood prop to start. Any ideas on what length and pitch prop I should use?
by Nooner
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: First airboat build
Replies: 27
Views: 2356

Re: First airboat build

6 blade will be to much for that motor feel free to give me a call i can help you out , i have 2 step boats.. as for the break there niceto have but not really needed unless your racing 407 949 8995 Bret Bowen I'm in the process of building my first step hull too. Would you mind if I called sometim...
by Nooner
Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:27 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Fiberglass over plywood
Replies: 36
Views: 4124

Re: Fiberglass over plywood

The little bit of experience that I've had with laying fiberglass and what I can pass on from it is don't rush it! Don't try and make the layers too thick and give it ample curing time between applications. I rushed a glass job one time just to go back 6 months later and do it again. That's the best...
by Nooner
Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Exhaust System
Replies: 17
Views: 2158

Re: Exhaust System

I'm glad I asked. Thanks for the input. Any suggestions for a Continental 0-300?
by Nooner
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Exhaust System
Replies: 17
Views: 2158

Exhaust System

It has been some time since i was in the airboating circle (about 12 years) and I'm putting a new boat together now. When I had a boat before some people were running a flex pipe exhaust but most people were using either open headers or just straight stacks off of each cylinder. Now it seems that al...
by Nooner
Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Trailer input wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: Boat Trailer input wanted

Wouldn't square tubing work if I sealed the ends so the water won't get inside? I new someone that built one like that and it lasted him many many years.It will never see salt water so I don't have to worry about that problem. Thanks for all the input everyone.
by Nooner
Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Trailer input wanted
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Boat Trailer input wanted

I'm building my first boat trailer and I would like a little input so I do it right the first time. Boat info: 12'7" by 7'4" fiberglass step hull with full aluminum deck. 2 person cage made with EMT conduit. 6 cylinder continental 0-300. Trailer options: I'm not sure whether to use 3"...

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