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by Lwells
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

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: 2292

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: 2292

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: 2292

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: 2292

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: 3725

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: 2292

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: 2292

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: 1509

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: 2292

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: 17
Views: 4986

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: 622

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: 3725

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: 1384

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: 1384

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: 506

Re: History of Lake O

Now I like this and Thank you for the post for it was very interesting
by Lwells
Tue May 21, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: twin water props on some airboats
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: twin water props on some airboats

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
by Lwells
Tue May 21, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 3725

Re: Building a 70k airboat

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 ...
by Lwells
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Frog Gig info needed
Replies: 15
Views: 1384

Re: Frog Gig info needed

You can't buy a left hand gig in florida for all the frogs are RIGHT HANDED. :stirpot:
by Lwells
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Wild Country Running
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Wild Country Running

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 ...
by Lwells
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Okeechobee Video
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Okeechobee Video

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 ...
by Lwells
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Okeechobee Video
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Re: Okeechobee Video

I like the music Lilly pad, and thanks
by Lwells
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Okeechobee Video
Replies: 8
Views: 867

Okeechobee Video

by Lwells
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: p0087 silverado duramax
Replies: 16
Views: 1152

Re: p0087 silverado duramax

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...
by Lwells
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lycoming Intake tubes.
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Lycoming Intake tubes.

why not call Don Kirk and ask him"

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