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by Lwells
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DELRIN ROD
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

Re: DELRIN ROD

I'm using it to make bushings for a lawn mower, and machining a couple Idler pulley's for the drive pumps which have a bearing pressed into each of them.
by Lwells
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DELRIN ROD
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

Re: DELRIN ROD

Thanks, Guys
by Lwells
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DELRIN ROD
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

Re: DELRIN ROD

Oh, And I had already found it on ebay and amazon but hoped to find it in the area if it wasn't too much higher than ebay. thanks again
by Lwells
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DELRIN ROD
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

Re: DELRIN ROD

didn't try McmasterCarr but will check with them if someone can give me an Idea as to where they are for I have never heard of them. thanks
by Lwells
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DELRIN ROD
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

Re: DELRIN ROD

terrible ted wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:23 pm
Did you try McmasterCarr
No, but I will check, Thanks.
by Lwells
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DELRIN ROD
Replies: 11
Views: 1613

DELRIN ROD

Anyone know where I can buy 3 inch Delrin rod near Okeechobee, Fl
by Lwells
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 6.0 Powerstroke in a river jetboat???
Replies: 6
Views: 779

Re: 6.0 Powerstroke in a river jetboat???

Why not consider a 7.3 diesel
by Lwells
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New bottom paint thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2291

Re: New bottom paint thread

I have a 16 ft. hamant aluminum boat that I have been checking for two years trying to find something I would be comfortable with putting on the bottom without going to poly so keep us informed about this stuff.
by Lwells
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Seat setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1941

Re: Seat setup

Skunkape; I have the same boat you have but setup for 9 people. I was wondering what you have on your bottom for protection. Ive never tried to run my boat up onto dry ground for its got a continental 470 6cylinder angle valve with a two blade synsenich prop but don't remember the length but it is a...
by Lwells
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Re: Gear Box or Not

Dodobird;Do you have any kind of spray system on your boat to wet the ground in front under you
by Lwells
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Re: Gear Box or Not

Thanks dodobird;Your boat looks lot like mine other than my rigging sets lot lower as far as seat setup. I'll start looking for drive setup and prop.
by Lwells
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Re: Gear Box or Not

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...
by Lwells
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Re: Gear Box or Not

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:Old timers didnt run barges...lol
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.
by Lwells
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Re: Gear Box or Not

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...
by Lwells
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 5446

Re: Building a 70k airboat

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
by Lwells
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Re: Gear Box or Not

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...
by Lwells
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Re: Gear Box or Not

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.
by Lwells
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LEARNED LESSON
Replies: 6
Views: 2411

LEARNED LESSON

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...
by Lwells
Mon May 27, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 3671

Gear Box or Not

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...
by Lwells
Fri May 24, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Holiday Park webcam is back up and running 6/27/19
Replies: 20
Views: 10289

Re: Holiday Park webcam is back up and running

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?
by Lwells
Fri May 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: twin water props on some airboats
Replies: 6
Views: 888

Re: twin water props on some airboats

ya, I've seen them on big houseboat.
by Lwells
Wed May 22, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 5446

Re: Building a 70k airboat

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"
by Lwells
Tue May 21, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Frog Gig info needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: Frog Gig info needed

Oh, and I loved the way those Floridians were throwing those monkeys on those hogs.LOL These damn Rednecks down here know all the tricks.
by Lwells
Tue May 21, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Frog Gig info needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1926

Re: Frog Gig info needed

Now, This here thread is funnier than a two peckered billy goat in a field full of nanny's.
by Lwells
Tue May 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: History of Lake O
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Re: History of Lake O

Now I like this and Thank you for the post for it was very interesting

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