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by Swamp Parrot
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 2960

Re: Ducted fan on jon boat 14x36 will it work?

There is a company in the UK with ducted fan airboats, but I think a 32" fan will be way to small. I have been playing with a Hovercraft of my own design for awhile now, and what I can tell you is you would be better off to find you a used Ivo prop and forget the ducted fan as 32" fan is what they m...
by Swamp Parrot
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 6867

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

just saw a post from Cajun navy on facebook, that some looters where shooting at their boats. stay safe if you go.
by Swamp Parrot
Wed May 31, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: heads up WATER GONE
Replies: 17
Views: 2586

Re: heads up WATER GONE

Probably not so good or we would be on the "Southern Hovercraft" web site. If you get over this way I can find you a few level open areas. What is your run time / range? well the day these pics where taken we flew from lake harney down to gators river side grill, 22 miles, should had been an easy r...
by Swamp Parrot
Wed May 31, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: heads up WATER GONE
Replies: 17
Views: 2586

Re: heads up WATER GONE

hovercraft? .............. I have wondered how well a Hovercraft would do in the Glades,I have one, but with only 100 pounds of thrust, I don't think it would get through some of the stuff out there. if you had a clean mud trail, it would probably push thru, but also the Hovercraft follows the shap...
by Swamp Parrot
Tue May 16, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise




This is John taking a lady for a ride on the Star Cruiser Hovercraft of his.
by Swamp Parrot
Tue May 16, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Central FL Hovercraft Cruise

xlybbEQlMAc As some of ya'll may remember, I sold my airboat and got a Hovercraft. Well my first one was under powered and sucked more fuel then I could keep in it. Anyway I have since built a Sevtec Hovercraft with a 25 h.p. Kolher engine on it. I am still working the bugs out of it, but we made t...
by Swamp Parrot
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 71324

Re: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!

QLT6YM4SJ5U Painterchic, here is what you need. it's pretty basic, but as you can tell it makes a good Video. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vivitar/49701697 This is Video of my maiden Hovercraft test run made the day after you tested yours :) for under $70.00 it can't be beat. it even has zoom on it. ...
by Swamp Parrot
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 71324

Re: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!

Painterchic's maiden Voyage. video was by her friend Billy Fordham.

by Swamp Parrot
Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Helicopter on a Trailer
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Helicopter on a Trailer

:lol: I guess ya seen it all now, Boats on Trailers at the Landing, fourwheelers, now this morning a Helicopter, I guess they were going to do touch and goes :scratch: hey what the heck launch a Boat or launch a Helicopter :cheers: with the price of up keep on a helicopter and mandatory time limits...
by Swamp Parrot
Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Blue Creek in Astor
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: Blue Creek in Astor

Airjack wrote:Well it looks like I'm not going to make it now. Had a death in the family so we have to deal with all that on Sat :(
Bummer, sorry you won't be able to make it, prayers sent to the family.
by Swamp Parrot
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Blue Creek in Astor
Replies: 18
Views: 3461

Re: Blue Creek in Astor

If I can get the Hovercraft fixed by then, I would love to meet up with ya'll and see if I can keep up. I sold my air boat because I was concerned about sinking it. got me a cool hover craft with full floatation so feel much safer in it. tested it sunday on the lake and it ran good until some clips ...
by Swamp Parrot
Thu May 28, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: best pitch setting for a 64" 5 blade warp drive , DD chevy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: best pitch setting for a 64" 5 blade warp drive , DD che

Let's see some pics swamp parrot! Morning wood; Not sure how big your cage is but i'd go with a 68'' or a 70'' 2 blade if it's in your budget. You'll be happier with the results. I agree, I think my boat would have really has some push if it had a 2 blade 70" and good lord that warp drive was loud....
by Swamp Parrot
Thu May 28, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: best pitch setting for a 64" 5 blade warp drive , DD chevy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: best pitch setting for a 64" 5 blade warp drive , DD che

Beef wrote:What are you going to do with a hovercraft
have fun with it, can play with it in the yard and on the river. just got home with it.
by Swamp Parrot
Wed May 27, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: best pitch setting for a 64" 5 blade warp drive , DD chevy?
Replies: 10
Views: 2384

Re: best pitch setting for a 64" 5 blade warp drive , DD che

I was curious if you had any luck getting your prop right? I have a 12'6 with a 350 dd wood prop now but I have a 63" 5 blade warp to try out. I never got around to playing with the prop pitch, I played with my carb adjustments and got it tuned up better and was able to run it all the way around th...
by Swamp Parrot
Fri May 15, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Scam
Replies: 7
Views: 3978

Re: New Scam

yeah got that same E-mail ,same sender on here when I listed my airboat the other day.
by Swamp Parrot
Sun May 03, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

yeah I did not make it also, had trailer issues, plus my lady did not want to go. since we use her suv to pull the boat that did not work out well. I have decided to sell my boat and build a boat of my own design. not sure how it will work out, but thinking of building a boat with twin smaller props...
by Swamp Parrot
Fri May 01, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

Ok thanks. how long does this party last? never been to anything like this before.
by Swamp Parrot
Fri May 01, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

Ok my lady and I just got back from driving out to find the boat ramp, found it ok, not much area to park, I guess people park on the side of the road also when it is full.
also what direction from the Ramp is the party? I am guessing somewhere to the left.
by Swamp Parrot
Fri May 01, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

JUST REMEMBER WITH THE RELOACATION OF ALL THAT WEIGHT YOUR BOAT WILL DEFINATELY HANDLE A WHOLE LOT DIFFERENT. YOU HAVE TO RELEARN EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE HANDLING. SLIDE SAFE yeah and since I have only had it out the one time so far, this should get interesting. I am hopeing that ...
by Swamp Parrot
Fri May 01, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboater lost/stuck on Lake "O"
Replies: 20
Views: 2639

Re: Airboater lost/stuck on Lake "O"

Glad they found him, from the Video, that place is huge, and the boat was on it's side.
by Swamp Parrot
Fri May 01, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

JUST REMEMBER WITH THE RELOACATION OF ALL THAT WEIGHT YOUR BOAT WILL DEFINATELY HANDLE A WHOLE LOT DIFFERENT. YOU HAVE TO RELEARN EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW ABOUT THE HANDLING. SLIDE SAFE yeah and since I have only had it out the one time so far, this should get interesting. I am hopeing that ...
by Swamp Parrot
Fri May 01, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

The St Johns there is DEEP and on the weekend there are many BIG boats and BIG wakes. As a non-swimming, inexperienced airboater on a sled, that is the LAST place on earth you want to be. yeah that is my biggest fear is the wake from Big boats, I have heard they can flip an air boat in seconds. I h...
by Swamp Parrot
Fri May 01, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

Got my fuel system worked out boat starting and running a lot better, have not had it back in the water yet, just fixed it tonight. little leery of the deep water still that I heard I would have to go in to make mayhem. maybe I am just over concerned. don't know who told you deep water for mayhem, ...
by Swamp Parrot
Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

Got my fuel system worked out boat starting and running a lot better, have not had it back in the water yet, just fixed it tonight. little leery of the deep water still that I heard I would have to go in to make mayhem. maybe I am just over concerned.
by Swamp Parrot
Tue Apr 28, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mayhem 2015
Replies: 56
Views: 7266

Re: Mayhem 2015

I hope to have my boat ready, when I replaced the fuel tank, the tank is now lower in the hull,and for some reason the fuel is draining back down into the tank when not running. need to find a fuel check valve. tried to start it the other day and not enough fuel to start. may have to install an elec...

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