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Old timers didnt run barges...lol And they ran light boats with aircraft engines, which is old technology that will do what you’re asking. Formula for success never changes. 6lbs of boat to 1hp and you will have an adequate performance experience. move that to 4lbs per 1hp and it's a do all machine...
I didn't think a 12 Ft fiberglass with 2 seats was considered a barge but then what do I know and that's why I'm asking questions. I do see where the aircraft engine would make a difference , in probably weight and hp.SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:Old timers didnt run barges...lol
Thanks Deano and I get where your coming from to a certain extent and I'm gradually learning more and more on these airboat but what is confusing to me is how the old timers ran around in the swamps and ran dry, in mud,etc, and so on and they never had a tenth the Hp or technology we have or did tho...
I see exactly where your coming from Deuce. But if I spent that kind of money on an Airboat to go where most go your right, Me and Jack Daniels would have to take it out together for I couldn't do it alone.LOL
Ok, Some interesting information but why do I still lean toward some kind of gear drive that will allow that stock 305 to blow alot of air without working it to death and making it run dry easily. I just hoped I could do this and not have to bring my 540 HP small block down here out of my 2wheel dri...
I haven't been on here for a while but thanks for the info. It doesn't have a prop on it so I just wanted to get an Idea of how I would have to go with a stock 305 motor to have the power to get around dry if I needed or be able to run over weeds or grass or whatever in an emergency.
My friend and I took my airboat out yesterday on Okeechobee and were going to run some of the trails we normally ran but after running a couple we started up another and suddenly the water got ankle deep and then looked like it was going to be grass only so I backed out of it and let it stop to deci...
I have a wide body 12 foot or so fiberglass boat that has a new rigging with a new 305 chevy small block that is stock and has poly on the bottom. I don't want to spend a lot of money on it for it is a second boat but I would like it to go some on dry if necessary so I don't have to worry about gett...
- Fri May 24, 2019 8:59 am
- Forum: Airboat Talk
- Topic: Holiday Park webcam is back up and running 6/27/19
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I have never heard anyone on this site ever say anything about the enormous size of the boats that do tours or who builds these boats so my question is: WHO BUILDS THESE BOATS MOSTLY?
I hope I'm not getting misunderstood for yes it is fine to be able and to have a 70,000 dollar Airboat but my point is, I hope your healthy enough to get it out and run it for a heart attack is lurking in the distant future if you do run it." You know what I mean Vern"
- Tue May 21, 2019 8:06 pm
- Forum: Airboat Talk
- Topic: twin water props on some airboats
- Replies: 6
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Have you ever thought about taking jet pump out of a jetski and installing it in the bottom of the boat and then hooking whatever kind of motor/engine to the shaft you like
What I'm trying to understand is if you go out and have a super nice, super fancy, super expensive spit shined Airboat then what use is it to you other than to show off for once you spend that kind of money on an Airboat your hardly going to put it in the water and if you do your going to be scared ...
I think this would be an interesting project for a redneck or crazy mechanic. LOL With all the new 4 and 6 cylinder auto engines then this MIGHT be a possibility. Some of these new engines are high HP High Mileage engines and with the right setup might be a possibility . It would be interesting and ...
Thanks, Everyone but I can't take the credit on this. My friend Bonnie, from Kentucky, is living down here now and she was the one that took the video while hanging on and found the song to put with the video . Only thing I can take credit for is that she showed me the video after we got back and I ...
- Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:40 pm
- Forum: Airboat Talk
- Topic: p0087 silverado duramax
- Replies: 16
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I'm sure you got a low fuel pressure to injectors for I got a 7.3 ford with a chip and when I turn the chip up to race and kick it down hard I get an engine light due to low fuel pressure to injectors due to fuel pump and stock fuel lines doesn't allow injector pump to keep pressure due to fuel shor...