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by Bob in Canada
Fri Sep 08, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Irma prayer
Replies: 11
Views: 2244

Re: Irma prayer

I've been watching the news and wanted you guys to know that even though I haven't been to FL for a while the friends I made there and here on Southern Airboat are in our thoughts and prayers . I hope you all stay safe .
by Bob in Canada
Sun Dec 04, 2016 6:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat skipping on water/plane
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Re: Airboat skipping on water/plane

A trim tab would be good but for me I go over beaver dams , logs , dry load so much I'm sure I'd forget to down and peel it right off .
by Bob in Canada
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat skipping on water/plane
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Re: Airboat skipping on water/plane

I think that link worked . This hull adjustment lasts a summer or so then from dry loading the lip bends back up a bit and the boat starts to porpoise again . Five minutes of bending it down on the trailer and it runs flat at full speed again . Doesn't take much just a couple of degrees of downward ...
by Bob in Canada
Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat skipping on water/plane
Replies: 5
Views: 2567

Re: Airboat skipping on water/plane

What you're going through is a reoccurring thing with my boat . For me there's a very simple fix . At the bottom of the transom there is a lip that extends out of the bottom rear of the hull . Once or twice a year I bend this lip down just a bit . It sort of acts as a trim tab and keeps the front of...
by Bob in Canada
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are all airboats under power as soon as you start up??
Replies: 10
Views: 4003

Re: Are all airboats under power as soon as you start up??

Nice that someone is thinking about me . Rough last couple of years . Got my right knee totaled at work Aug/14 .Retired Sept/14 . Just got a compete knee replacement May 3/16 . Had my boat out two days ago for the first time this year . It sucks not to have full mobility but it's coming around now .
by Bob in Canada
Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are all airboats under power as soon as you start up??
Replies: 10
Views: 4003

Re: Are all airboats under power as soon as you start up??

My boat has a 350 engine and gearbox . It starts under power but will only move at an idle in open water or on ice . On the ground or in material like weeds or anything that puts a bit of drag on the hull it will stay put till you gas it . When it's moving at idle in water it's not at much more than...
by Bob in Canada
Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: vinage canadian airboats
Replies: 17
Views: 3417

Re: vinage canadian airboats

I think the " scoot" type Georgian Bay Ontario airboat predates the Florida airboats . First ride I took in an airboat was with a guy named Harvey Arnold a Georgian Bay airboating living legend . One ride and I was hooked .
:canada:
by Bob in Canada
Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: with a broken heart we say goodbye to Florida Cracker
Replies: 64
Views: 8767

Re: with a broken heart we say goodbye to Florida Cracker

When I first got on SA in'07 I'd go looking for stuff that Dusty had posted up . Gave me a lot of laughs on those cold winter nights .
Never met the man but sad he's gone . Thoughts and prayers to his friends and family .
by Bob in Canada
Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: can airboat be airlifted by a helicopter
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: can airboat be airlifted by a helicopter

Rollers on the cradle for easy on easy off ? Strap the boat down for transport .
by Bob in Canada
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: can airboat be airlifted by a helicopter
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: can airboat be airlifted by a helicopter

The last time I saw a swamp buggy it was six days drive from here ( round trip ) at the West Palm Beach Airboat and Swamp buggy show . Kind of tough for me to got to FL , borrow one , float it home and back then come home again . 12 days driving . I sure would like to have one up here . One thing th...
by Bob in Canada
Tue Dec 30, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: can airboat be airlifted by a helicopter
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: can airboat be airlifted by a helicopter

A couple of years ago when I was way back in the boonies where only an airboat could go I was thinking " What if a rod broke and went out the side of the block right about now? How would I ever get this boat out of here ? " I asked around and the closest place with a "work" type helicopter is 150 mi...
by Bob in Canada
Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: can airboat be airlifted by a helicopter
Replies: 37
Views: 6469

Re: can airboat be airlifted by a helicopter

The answer to this is also of interest to me but for a different reason . If my boat breaks down badly here where there are no other airboats can it be recovered with a helicopter ? How would you rig it to be lifted ?
:canada:
by Bob in Canada
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Idiot Opperator
Replies: 23
Views: 4469

Re: Idiot Opperator

Maybe next time he'll try three or four hundred pounds of tow chain at the back of the hull just to balance her out .
Jeez what a sh1t show !
by Bob in Canada
Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How to submarine a rescue airboat.
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Re: How to submarine a rescue airboat.

When I watched it again it looks like they were going down stream . Subtract the speed of the current from the forward motion of the boat that should keep the hull on plane and the operator has the hull settle in on him with out expecting it . He's bow heavy , hits a bit of a wave and next news it's...
by Bob in Canada
Sat Sep 06, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How to submarine a rescue airboat.
Replies: 10
Views: 2449

Re: How to submarine a rescue airboat.

Wow ! I've scooped in water coming off some big beaver dams before I put on the solid bow rake . How did this boat go out that bow heavy with out the operator catching the play that it wasn't sitting right in the water before things got that out of hand ? There must have been some heavy gear up fron...
by Bob in Canada
Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: I'll never top today's ride
Replies: 27
Views: 4228

Re: I'll never top today's ride

She passed away at 11:30 this morning . God rest her soul .
by Bob in Canada
Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: I'll never top today's ride
Replies: 27
Views: 4228

Re: I'll never top today's ride

It just started as a favor to a good close friend . I didn't realize how powerful of an emotional experience it would turn out to be for me . Out on the boat I was thinking of how it must be through her eyes , trying to take it all in for what was probably the last time. It made the colors a bit sha...
by Bob in Canada
Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:23 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: I'll never top today's ride
Replies: 27
Views: 4228

I'll never top today's ride

A close friend called me and said he had a "special favor" to ask of me . A family friend of his who has advanced cancer and only days to live had seen my airboat at some time and now asked him if it would be possible for me to take her out for a ride as one of her final " bucket list" wishes . My f...
by Bob in Canada
Wed May 28, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: New guy from Sanford area.
Replies: 38
Views: 7100

Re: New guy from Sanford area.

Got to admire your bravery and determination taking on a project like that . Years ago I bought my first Harley after it had hit a car , burned and was stripped to nothing by the first owner . I still remember the first time I got it running and on the road again . To this day I regret selling 30 ye...
by Bob in Canada
Mon May 19, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rudder set up
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Rudder set up

I've been doing some work on the cable and joints that control the rudders on my boat and was wondering if they are best set up so they are parallel to each other or is there any advantage to having them toe in or toe out slightly . My boat has air foil type rudders .
Thanks :canada:
by Bob in Canada
Wed May 14, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Georgia Airboaters
Topic: SUNK MY BOAT!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7915

Re: SUNK MY BOAT!!!!

Mojoe :
Good points . If I would have known a bit more when I bought my boat I wouldn't be running a FL style boat in the boonies of Northern Ontario Canada . It still is a hoot to use up here , so rare it's like having my own UFO . Some just love it , others hate it .
by Bob in Canada
Tue May 13, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Georgia Airboaters
Topic: SUNK MY BOAT!!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 7915

Re: SUNK MY BOAT!!!!

Now that you got that out of your system you should be good for a while . Good that your dad was there . Sinking my boat weighs on my mind at times. Some of the lakes I run are over 100 feet deep and no one is around for 50 miles . If you're going to sink it you did it at a good time and good place .
by Bob in Canada
Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: New hog hunting technique
Replies: 3
Views: 1238

Re: New hog hunting technique

Now that has me thinking ..... The wife's cats , moose hunting ? :lol:
by Bob in Canada
Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: ATF
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: ATF

Doesn't sound too good but good luck . Enjoy working on it with your dad . When I took the time to listen to my dad and let him show me stuff I got to learn a lot from him .
by Bob in Canada
Fri Feb 14, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: ATF
Replies: 15
Views: 2847

Re: ATF

If it is locked up in the cylinders you should be able to still feel slight movement if you can get a socket and power bar on the end of the crank and rock it back and forth . If the crank is seized it will sort of feel like a nut welded to an anvil when you try to rock the crank . It won't have any...

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