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by Chief 21
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: New and need Help RGV area
Replies: 1
Views: 3062

New and need Help RGV area

And so I got myself into this project that has sat. Just recently I've dedicated some time into this it but know nothing on airboats. Boat has cage and initially came w an E81 Subaru that was locked. Had a a guy work on it and left it in parts :( Recently acquired an EA 63 which looks promising. Mec...
by Chief 21
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:04 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: What kind of Airboat are you guys running in south Texas
Replies: 8
Views: 5810

Re: What kind of Airboat are you guys running in south Texas

Anyone on here that's from deep south Texas.... Or anyone who has been or fished on the lower Laguna madre... Port Mansfield I fish PM as well. Do a lot of kayaking and also interested in getting an airboat. Bought a 12 footer last year that came with a locked up 4 banger with a reduction drive. La...
by Chief 21
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:56 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 7090

Re: 12 ft airgator

FRUSTRATED :x :x :x :x Took engine apart to get it lose. Time has been minimal w work and two beautiful kids that drag me around :bom: My friend that was suppose to help me rebuilt the engine has had so much work and just doesnt have the time for me :( I am pretty good with tools just never put an e...
by Chief 21
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:10 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Happy Birthday Bondo
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: Happy Birthday Bondo

Happy Blated Birthday, hope u had a great one!
by Chief 21
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:10 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 7090

Re: 12 ft airgator

Well here she is w her heart wide open. Just waiting 2 c if my friend is gona b able to help me after all with the rebuilt. This nasty weather hasn't helped any:(
by Chief 21
Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 7090

Re: 12 ft airgator

I'm located in SanJuan Texas. Close fishing grounds are South Padre Island, Port Mansfield, and Arroyo City. So this a Grasshopper boat? Is that the make or name for it? How can one get a hold of Paul Dixon? I do have a number of ?'s about the boat. Started disassembling engine due to it being stuck...
by Chief 21
Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 7090

Re: 12 ft airgator

I agree the sides and chins look like panthers but the nose on the Panther had a roll back on the front Like the Gores, just narrower. Of course nothing says that couldn't have been cut off. I had several Panthers and remember being walked out to at least One of their molds and it was 7' wide. No t...
by Chief 21
Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 7090

Re: 12 ft airgator

So how can I find out the ratio of the reduction drive? Dont c any marks on it:(
by Chief 21
Fri Nov 29, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 7090

Re: 12 ft airgator

Its a fiberglass hull, Very well built! The guy said it was an airgator but ill check the title when i get home from vacation. Im new to all this so how would i check the ratio of the reduction drive?
by Chief 21
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 7090

Re: 12 ft airgator

I will b redouing all electrical and engine. Is two people pretty much its limitation?
by Chief 21
Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: 12 ft airgator
Replies: 25
Views: 7090

12 ft airgator

Well seems like i pulled the trigger, now i need u guys to educate me on what i just got myself into. Found this fairly cheap as a project. Needs prop and some engine work. This will b used for getting into our back bays for gar an such. Its got a 1.6 subaru eng w a reduction driv. What r its limita...
by Chief 21
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: Texas Club Talk
Topic: Intro
Replies: 15
Views: 8467

Re: Intro

Cool deal. Ill b checking in hopefully get a hull soon and begin my project:) Thank u all for yout great input and informative suggestions :)
by Chief 21
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Texas Club Talk
Topic: Intro
Replies: 15
Views: 8467

Re: Intro

Thanx to all who replied. I will b taking u alls advise and chill for something else. I still want something not so crazy and efficient. Ill keep my eyes and ears open. What about a 4.3. Will it b enough and somewhat more efficint than a 350?
by Chief 21
Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: Texas Club Talk
Topic: Intro
Replies: 15
Views: 8467

Re: Intro

Sorry but what's a DD Caddy :( So then this set up is not a good idea? :? The cage was also a concern to me so I was gona add the other halve for security purposes. Is this set up worth an AR15, that's what he'll trade for it?
by Chief 21
Mon Nov 04, 2013 1:41 am
Forum: Texas Club Talk
Topic: Intro
Replies: 15
Views: 8467

Intro

Well what can i say but the fact is that im new to all this air blowing machinery 8) Im a crazy Kayaker from way down South near Brownsville and Port-Mansfield Texas. Been fishing of my yak for merely 15 years now and was given the opportunity to go gar fishing on an air-boat. Had a crazy and awesom...

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