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by CWAIS
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Well we found the problem ( BAD GAUGE). This last week my wife and I went for a quick ride on a small lake near by. We went through the normal routine, took it out on a 15 min ride and then the moment of truth. Slowed down to idle and watch the needle on the gauge drop down till it hit 10 psi and it...
by CWAIS
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Sorry for all the pictures disappearing. I have used Photo bucket to put up my pictures on different web sites over several years and never had a problem but now they say I need to pay them 399.00 per year to do 3rd party hosting so that was a lot of work for nothing. I will try to figure something ...
by CWAIS
Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Little report Still trying to get a few things worked out but on monday I dropped the boat in the water and it floats :cheers: Started up the engine and hit the water running. The boat jumped right up on plane but seemed a little lacking power, could only get 3600rpm and would hop pretty bad. The ba...
by CWAIS
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Well my last day with students was friday. We had seniors come back in for an after school picture. We still have a few things to take care of before this boat hits the water but this is where we are at right now. I think this group of students did a great job on this project and we hope that you en...
by CWAIS
Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Thanks Gary I will pass it on to my students. Not sure on the 1st day in the water, still have a few things to get done. I will most likely run it with out any students around the 1st time, I would hate to have something go wrong and have someone get hurt.. Then they will be contacted to meet somewh...
by CWAIS
Wed May 31, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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They will be back Gary. This is the last day for my boat builders until friday and we have a few things to get done ( finals week ). Our rudders needed to be repainted so I got that done this afternoon. We want to have a picture day on friday at noon when the students get dismissed for the summer. H...
by CWAIS
Fri May 26, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Flex pipe, mufflers are all connected. The turn downs are welded up. Lost all my seniors as of last monday they were done with school. Today we got the cage on the hull and all the lights wired except for the interior hull lights. We went to start the engine and it started right up then would die ri...
by CWAIS
Tue May 23, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Marked out where to weld the axle to the axle mounts, Priming and painting the rudders did not go so well ( exhaust fans quit working, first gun had a air leak somewhere and kept sputtering ), next students were placing the engine back in the engine stand, students putting the engine stand back toge...
by CWAIS
Tue May 23, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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EK Machine shows up on Friday with the last of our parts that were powder coated. Thanks Troy Smith and EK Machine !! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_1006_zpsiimgwd7v.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_1007_zps2g1yzsio.jpg ht...
by CWAIS
Tue May 23, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

Re: High School Airboat Build II

EK Machine shows up on Friday with the last of our parts that were powder coated. Thanks Troy Smith and EK Machine !! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_1006_zpsiimgwd7v.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_1007_zps2g1yzsio.jpg ht...
by CWAIS
Tue May 23, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Had a couple of my communications students volunteer to make shirts. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_1001_zpsphpyueup.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_1002_zpsbm90lxze.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOA...
by CWAIS
Thu May 18, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Thought that I would post up where we are at before things get wild. Got a message from Troy Smith at EK Machine today that they would be dropping off the trailer, cage, engine stand and extra parts that they picked up yesterday to get powder coated. THANKS TROY and EK MACHINE!!! We also need to tha...
by CWAIS
Thu May 11, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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On page 3 about 1/2 way down there is a picture of the crank on the transom.
Can anyone tell me why I have a -1 in my private messages can't find anything there??????
by CWAIS
Wed May 10, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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It is smaller to make room for the steering crank. If I have time tonight I will try to take a picture with the crank on. There might be one in this post if you look through the pictures?
by CWAIS
Mon May 08, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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This past week we decided it would be a good weekend to do poly since we were waiting to get the rest of our parts powder coated. So I called John Hagen in Onalaska, WI to see if it would work out. He said we were a go. Then I called Mike Moeller from Holmen, WI to see if he could help out. He said ...
by CWAIS
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Well its been about a week, the Hull, gas tank, battery rack were all powder coated by Troy Smith from EK Machine and it looks great! The rest ofof the parts will be powder coated as soon as they have an opening. The light bar was put in place and holes drilled. Hopefully we can get the poly on in t...
by CWAIS
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Busy week, last weekend Mike Moeller from Holmen, Wis. picked up our axle and wheels for the trailer in Clear Lake, IA. So Weds. Night after school I made a couple hour drive up to Holmen and picked up the axle and wheels from Mike. I had to check out the new boat Mike was putting together, it is go...
by CWAIS
Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Well we tried everything on our fuel pump so I called "Carter" on a sunday and Jeff from Carter got back to me on Monday morning. We had a new one on weds ( UPS picked up the bad one ). Glad that was over with. We got a base for our white Nav. light welded up. One student started the muffl...
by CWAIS
Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Ran in to school, ran the (+) wire direct all (other wires are tight). Turned the disconnect on pump was not running, tapped it about 4 times started running. Started right up no choking ran for a while and then the engine died no pump running tried to start, just rolled over no start. Tapped on the...
by CWAIS
Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Gary S We have done a free flow back into the tank and the pressure slows down as it runs. If we kink the hose it does not shut off. So we moved the clear filter to a spot between the pump and carb to see if we could see anything. On my prep I took the carb off and reset the floats they were low. Wh...
by CWAIS
Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Thanks everyone for the comments on the rudders, we cut the lower tab off and when we do our teardown to paint we will weld a new tab up more towards the middle of the rudder. Coastslider we have not solved our problem yet. It will start right up, run for about two minutes and it shuts right down li...
by CWAIS
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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The crank is all welded up and bolted in the boat. The cage is back on the boat but we are short two rubber blocks for the small loop ( my mistake ). The prop went on short two bolts ( my mistake needed two packs and I got two packs but one set of bolts LONGERRRRRRR). Tomorrow we should get the stee...
by CWAIS
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Couple more things got done this week, the cage is done except for a couple of light mounts, all the pieces for the steering crank are cut (some are welded) , steering stick is done (and mounted) and the throttle pedal is welded up ( bolted in). http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%2...
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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I don't know if this will work but here it goes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm5MQqAd8O8 It has a little light popping from the exhaust that I 'm thinking it needs the muffler or something for back pressure. It will run for about 3 1/2 minutes and then it just stops. I need to pump the throttle, ...
by CWAIS
Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 116
Views: 13117

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Well we will try putting this thing together again. Not sure on setting these valves since they are hydraulic lifters. We are thinking 3/4 turns past 0 lash. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD%202/IMG_0873_zpsnzfz4cig.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT...

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