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by ringneck
Mon May 21, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Alternator bolts snapping
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: Alternator bolts snapping

Common issue with PCM alt. bracket bolts. Fixed mine (350 hrs.ago) . Only problem I ever had. My bracket had a spare hole near the fuel control cell. Surprised to find an UNTAPPED corresponding hole behind it into the aluminum head . Tapped head, installed new bolt, problem solved. Now I've got four...
by ringneck
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: radiator distance from prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1859

Re: radiator distance from prop

Not saying it's IDEAL but mine is Eight inches from prop to radiator. Radiator mounted behind rear engine braces with a brush screen. Fuel injected 6.0 , running for years at 190-195 with no issues whatsoever. Only time temp exceeded this(factory spec ) was a temporary air pocket in the system when ...
by ringneck
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 27
Views: 3980

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

Swamp has it right. High sides, extra thick bottom and poly. Solid two foot rake up front, 15-18 X8 ft. hull. Stainless Everything. It only takes one encounter with the wake of a big offshore rig on the Intercoastal to convince someone that choosing a bigger airboat was the safe way to go. Running a...
by ringneck
Thu Aug 31, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 6234

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

ADVISORY: Just came back Tuesday from areas North of Spring Tx. Had detours to get close to staging launch points. Approaching from West needed detours. Regrouping for trip south around Beaumont/PORT Arthur. Latest info says GAS is harder to find. BEFORE you go Make contact with reliable group offic...
by ringneck
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Step hull vs straight hull
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Step hull vs straight hull.

Thanks John.
I have never seen a modern step boat with say a 6 inch step. Wondering how it works out in mud
by ringneck
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Step hull vs straight hull
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Step hull vs straight hull

If i may add another part to the questions asked by MORITZ;
How do the newer step hulls handel tight turns or sliding
compared to simi flat and or hulls with hook chines?
by ringneck
Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Step hull vs straight hull
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Step hull vs straight hull

If i may add another part to the questions asked by MORITZ;
How do the newer step hulls handel tight turns or sliding
compared to simi flat and or hulls with hook chines?
by ringneck
Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Step hull vs straight hull
Replies: 7
Views: 969

Re: Step hull vs straight hull

Moritz, Your profile is not specific as to your location in TX. but step hull use and it's variations was used on a lot of old South East Tx. Airboats in the 50's-early 80's. Those old boats were plywood, sharp nose, forward wheel controled, rigs. The step was much deeper than current step designs. ...
by ringneck
Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat or Surface drive?
Replies: 18
Views: 2837

Re: Airboat or Surface drive?

Had surface drive longtail, short tail, and a18 ft. V8 true mudboat. Only reason I ran those rigs instead of Airboats was that some Wildlife Management Areas we hunted did not allow any Airboats. Given a choice AB was always my pick. When I retired in 08 I quit working my assofft wrestling with Surf...
by ringneck
Sun May 21, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Florida man bitten on tongue by rattlesnake!
Replies: 7
Views: 1768

Re: Florida man bitten on tongue by rattlesnake!

Both of these cats must share a common genetic abnormality. I guess it"s like the old saying:"IGNORANCE CAN BE CURED....STUPID IS FOREVER"
by ringneck
Sat May 20, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Marlin on the Brazos
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Marlin on the Brazos

:http://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=19578&hilit=epic WHAT AN ADVENTURE !!!!! Hasbeen, Brother Bob, and crew......you are the kind of folks that made our country as great as it is. Y'al took one look at them big arse rocks downstream and must of said "TROUBLE????.....W...
by ringneck
Fri May 19, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Never Forget
Replies: 22
Views: 2921

Re: Never Forget

I guess i'm getting old enough to have forgoten some of the dumb stuff of my youth. So I have added a reminder that keeps me on track. My Avitar is glued on the console right between the oil pressure and temp guages. when I was being certified as a PADI Rescue Diver my instructor said that he would ...
by ringneck
Thu May 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Marlin on the Brazos
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Marlin on the Brazos

Hello Hasbeen Excelent info. I Ihave already checked out the HW 7 and Falls Park launch sites. We are a big family supporter of all things honoring our Military and LEO"s so we will be on the Brasos Memorial Day weekend. Look forward to meeting up with some new AB folks. Thank you for the advic...
by ringneck
Sat May 13, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Marlin on the Brazos
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Re: Marlin on the Brazos

THANKS br,ic,LA Look forward to contacting some of you airboaters that have survived the hull killng Brazos rocks. Where we hunt is supposed to be a a very old shallow crossing used by pioneer Cattle Drovers. I have seen times when you could walk across the river with knee boots over a Limestone bas...
by ringneck
Wed May 10, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: MARLIN ON THE BRAZOS
Replies: 0
Views: 549

MARLIN ON THE BRAZOS

My nephew and I are planning a full day trip before it gets too hot up the Brazos river in Falls County Texas. Been hunting private land for several years by ARGO but have not had the chance (crazy high water) to safely put the boat in around Marlin. Any advice from some of you boys that have made a...
by ringneck
Wed May 10, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Marlin on the Brazos
Replies: 6
Views: 1233

Marlin on the Brazos

My nephew and I are planning a full day running the Brazos upriver from Marlin before it gets full summer. We have duck, deer, and hog hunted on Falls County private land for quite a few years using my ARGO. Trailered the boat there last year for some exploring but the river was super high and we el...
by ringneck
Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Need help selecting aluminum for new hull
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: Need help selecting aluminum for new hull

I prefer 1/4 inch aluminum on bottom and 3/8 inch poly riveted to it. Hitting rough salt water across a large bay feels very solid and much more comfortable than light weight hulls I have been in. For salt water running the extra weight of the 1/4 in. bottom is worth it. Like the time this summer wh...
by ringneck
Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: AIRBOAT RETRACTABLE BIMINI TOP
Replies: 17
Views: 4333

Re: AIRBOAT RETRACTABLE BIMINI TOP

I run salt water bays, marsh, big lakes, rivers, and dry stuff with brush. Stainless bows and hardware are heavy but very strong. i'm guessing mine weighs over 60 lbs. but I have never had any of it break or tear off. Well worth the expense if you plan on full day trips in the hot sun. On some reall...
by ringneck
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Underwriting help from Casey Insurance Group
Replies: 10
Views: 1671

Re: Underwriting help from Casey Insurance Group

Cages have come a long long way since the 60's. As for RISK evaluation you may want to do a search of the specifications required by search and rescue organizations. Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Millitary, Border Patrol, and others. Liability is a huge deal today for me as a owner. Thanks for getting in...
by ringneck
Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Drone Video
Replies: 27
Views: 6052

Re: Airboat Drone Video

MM

Welcome to SA.
You have the gift of the story teller.
Go for it.

Good luck on a full length shoot about our sport.
I'll sure buy it.

:texas:
by ringneck
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Bryson build winner
Replies: 9
Views: 1896

Re: Bryson build winner

Hats off to JT540, sponsors, SA, and all who worked on this project.

Our prayers will continue for Bryson and his family.

:texas:
by ringneck
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pythons in everglades
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: Pythons in everglades

What we really need is a lawyer with PHD from Harvard who can get us a Federal grant
for about three million to study the possibility of dried Python used in China as an aphrodisiac.
Then we can bring in underemployed South African Rhino horn poachers to help..........

PROBLEM SOLVED..............
by ringneck
Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Pythons in everglades
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: Pythons in everglades

what we really need here is a lawyer with a PHD from Harvard who can get us Federal grant for
about 3 million to study the possibility that dried
by ringneck
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: AIRBOAT HELP
Replies: 24
Views: 5468

Re: AIRBOAT HELP

mcm4 has it right.

New boat if you can, if not wait on a quality one owner rig WITH DOCUMENTS.

:texas:
by ringneck
Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What kind of an airboat do I need ??
Replies: 8
Views: 1677

Re: What kind of an airboat do I need ??

My choice for a combo hunt/fish rig STARTS at 16x8x30 inch sides, heavy aluminum and poly bottom, solid rake, and plenty of very, very dependable power. IT won't take but one encounter with a big tugs wake at night, in freezing deep water to be fully persuaded that you did not get a big enough boat.

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