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by whiteriverrambo
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 2001 chevy 5.3 vortec engine.
Replies: 7
Views: 1673

Re: 2001 chevy 5.3 vortec engine.

[youtube-video][/youtube-video] whats the specs on the setup? what ratio and prop? ive got a 14x7 in the works and im looking to piece together on the cheap. ive just got a hull and I was thinking 6.0 but i know i dont need that much motor on a small boat and smaller used props are easier to come b...
by whiteriverrambo
Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: HOW TO INSTALL UHMW POLY
Replies: 10
Views: 4872

Re: HOW TO INSTALL UHMW POLY

If you use stainless steel or stain with brass nut the holes are going to Crode out badly do to galvanic crosion Use with 3/16 or 1/4 in al rivet or 1/4 20 aluminum bolts and nuts. When you have to put new poly on you will not have weld up all the old holes. I know this works as I have redone the b...
by whiteriverrambo
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: HOW TO INSTALL UHMW POLY
Replies: 10
Views: 4872

Re: HOW TO INSTALL UHMW POLY

..........guess I don't fully understand how to embed a video??? :roll: Paste everything right of the = sign then enclose with youtube operator. For instance, for your video you would paste lfStfQqIOe8 highlight it then click on youtube above. Thank you sir, I was highlighting the who address.
by whiteriverrambo
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: HOW TO INSTALL UHMW POLY
Replies: 10
Views: 4872

Re: HOW TO INSTALL UHMW POLY

..........guess I don't fully understand how to embed a video??? :roll: anyway.......... I used 1/4-20 combination drill/tap bits in a driver/impact and a micro countersink with a 1/2" x 82 degree bit. then installed 1" long 318SS bolts and backed them with 1/4" bonded SS washers and 1/4" brass nylo...
by whiteriverrambo
Thu Jul 21, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: HOW TO INSTALL UHMW POLY
Replies: 10
Views: 4872

HOW TO INSTALL UHMW POLY

I really struggled when looking for knowledge on "how to install poly" on my boat. and when I did talk to a few people most where scared to death I was going to poly a V bottom boat. with your help I wanted to start this thread and let our knowledge be "the final word" for the next guy who attempts ...
by whiteriverrambo
Wed May 04, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Re: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?

im looking at countersink tools. somebody educate me.........80 or 100degree? do I get 3/8, 7/16, or like a #20, #30 or what?
again im using standard 1/4x20thread 318SS hardware.
wanting to buy a nice "microstop" unit.
by whiteriverrambo
Wed May 04, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Re: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?

had to come back and thank yall. I am getting close to doing my poly. I am going to go with 1/4 20 bolts, bonded washers, and brass nyloc nuts. will probably be loc-tite each fastener and for the pattern im going 2" perimeter and 6x6 grid. plan on doing a install video when I get there so "Subscribe...
by whiteriverrambo
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Re: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?

on to spacing...... I imagine if I rivet I need them spaced closer together vs. bolting. if I bolt and use 1/4x20 then im thinking every 6" around perimeter and a 6"x9" grid. this would be 350 holes. would this be within reason?
by whiteriverrambo
Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Re: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?

anybody who uses bolts......have you used bonded sealing washers? https://www.boltdepot.com/Product-Details.aspx?product=15212 or one of these Greenlee combination drill, tap bits? http://www.westsidewholesale.com/greenlee-dtap1-4-20.html?keyword=Google_Shopping&gclid=CjwKEAiAh560BRDu-aD93r-J_zoSJAC...
by whiteriverrambo
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Re: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?

leaning towards rivets. can someone make a suggestion on size hardness and shape? counter sunk into 3/8 and thru 3/16 5086. also would need a air hammer and dolly choice.
by whiteriverrambo
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Re: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?

thanks for the post fella's im leaning torwards the rivets, thanks for watching the video. Im trying to video the whole build, got a long way to go. im in Salem,Indiana no airboat shop within 1500miles of me lol. Im buying a 96"x18' sheet of poly from a semi truck uhmw installer. ill have him plasti...
by whiteriverrambo
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airdrive for bowfishing or fish gigging rig.
Replies: 2
Views: 2607

Re: Airdrive for bowfishing or fish gigging rig.

let me save you a lot of time and money......... like my buddy Afflicted said stay away from hascon. if you want the best setup this is what you should do in this order........ 1. buy the biggest HP V-twin you can afford. -motor need to have 1 1/8" diameter or larger and 4" long or one of the tapere...
by whiteriverrambo
Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?
Replies: 17
Views: 5262

Poly Install.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts?

POLY INSTALL.........Screws,Rivets, or Bolts? Ok, so I kind of feel like this is a stupid question, but for the life of me I cain't find a good "authority" thread, video, manufacturer, article, or other that says "the right way" to install poly. - I know screws are for fiberglass boats only, so that...
by whiteriverrambo
Thu Dec 31, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Air drive on inverted V hull
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

Re: Air drive on V hull

her's a video of my old fan boat. the outboard gets you miles and the fan gets you through inches. this is a common bowfishing setup. mine was set up very high to function over the tiller steer outboard but still pushed the boat in 4" of water and over most debris. the key to this game is buy a big ...
by whiteriverrambo
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Air drive on inverted V hull
Replies: 13
Views: 3181

Re: Air drive on V hull

I must apologize for title topic typo. I meant considering the possibility of airdrive for "Inverted V" hulls not "V". The hull type is often referred to as a Sea-Sled. A lot of info over many years states they have excellent performance in very shallow and other water, not deep. The hull type is s...
by whiteriverrambo
Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat Polymer Bottom Replacement
Replies: 21
Views: 7281

Re: Airboat Polymer Bottom Replacement

kinda want to bring back this old thread. -im building a new V-hull boat its 6-7degree bottom and will be jetboat but im considering protecting my investment and installing poly. its a .190 5086 hull with 9 2'x2"x1/4" T-bars. Im thinking about how I will do this, and since the "putting it out in the...
by whiteriverrambo
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: tell me how to build the best boat for 10K
Replies: 25
Views: 4440

Re: tell me how to build the best boat for 10K

thanx guys. as I read all yalls post the one thing everyone has in common is the motor is the biggest thing to spend or save money on. I have built from scratch and I have gutted and rebuilt5 interiors on other boats, its part of being a bowfishing guru, you gotta be part fabricator part electrician...
by whiteriverrambo
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: tell me how to build the best boat for 10K
Replies: 25
Views: 4440

Re: tell me how to build the best boat for 10K

thanx for the replys. yea I can fab up the whole think. nothing but time. I figure hull, poly, and rigging built from nothing would be bout 5k. the rest im sure will go quick just not sure where to start. done need to run dry just want to be safe reliable and up on plane with a good load. ive been d...
by whiteriverrambo
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: tell me how to build the best boat for 10K
Replies: 25
Views: 4440

Re: tell me how to build the best boat for 10K

little bit about me- i live in southern indiana, have been bowfishing for 21years. built my first boat from scratch 2 years ago and my first pusher fan this spring. love the pride and everything that goes with building every inch of a boat. And being able to go where most dont dare is pretty cool to...
by whiteriverrambo
Fri Oct 03, 2014 9:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: tell me how to build the best boat for 10K
Replies: 25
Views: 4440

tell me how to build the best boat for 10K

I bowfish, so i need to be safe in deep water. its just me and my wife so a 13-14' boat should be fine. Ill be building this boat from scratch. im thinking a 84" wide floor, 106" wide beam, and extra deep 28" sides. aluminum with 3/8 poly. i want to be quiet as possible so more than 3 extra wide bla...

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