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by Hardtail
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 113
Views: 10874

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

I'm thinking about trying a tractor seat with 5.5 inches of travel, and can be adjusted from 130 lbs to 300 lbs, so you can set it so you don't bottom out even on large bumps,
by Hardtail
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Don Davis Hull Pics
Replies: 75
Views: 13805

Re: Don Davis Hull Pics

I would like to get in touch with Don Davis for a new hull price
Anyone can give me his phone number, Thanks :salute:
by Hardtail
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 113
Views: 10874

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

Hi Slidin Gator, Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Great build thread, looks like you had fun with getting it right, let me know if you are riding in South end some time, would like to see your new build in action, and ride with you, we just got back from Minnesota Deer hunting, we got 3 nice 8...
by Hardtail
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Hard to start in Cold weather (30*)
Replies: 23
Views: 1134

Re: Hard to start in Cold weather (30*)

Last year I had an O-360 and couldn't get more than 100 feet at a time cause of Carb Icing, we made it but was slow going.
by Hardtail
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Hard to start in Cold weather (30*)
Replies: 23
Views: 1134

Re: Hard to start in Cold weather (30*)

I had to go fuel injection for Minnesota hunting, I have IO-360 and it started and ran fine, even was -2* one morning. I put 2 - 150 watt heaters on my oil pan to keep the oil warm, see link, This helps the oil to flow right away as well... https://www.amazon.com/ABN-Automotive-Electric-Silicone-Hea...
by Hardtail
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

thanks kwanjangnihm, they are in Cocoa Fl ?
by Hardtail
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

I think I should clean all the injectors, 1 and 2 are the leanest, I found out that the injector is a one way valve, I can only spray one way, seems a simple way for an injection system
by Hardtail
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

it's fuel injection, I cleaned the Injector today with carb cleaner, I'm going to go out and run it tomorrow and see if that helps
by Hardtail
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

one plug is all white is that a lean condition ?
by Hardtail
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Slidin Gator The rear jack, I don't know what to change with it, looks like I can only push down with it unless I attach it to the runners and be able to lift up with it, the engine stand is welded to the angle iron that is attached to the runners of the boat, no adjustments there. If I need to flip...
by Hardtail
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Hi Slidin Gator The engine aft is as low as it can go, would need to cut the engine stand down to lower it. Would Raising the aft end of the engine cause more nose dive or hop ? My 35 gallon gas tank is below my seat, I could put it under the engine if I raise the rigging above the boat sides in ord...
by Hardtail
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Yes the trim tab helps till I get over 45 then the bow digs in and splashes water out ahead of me and I get wet. Yes I have 2 jacks, one in the back 16" from the transom and the other is 4 feet from the transom. I haven't checked the bottom, has poly on it, it looks good. I'll take some pics of it m...
by Hardtail
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

I have a bad hop when I get over 25 MPH, any help on how to fix that would be appreciated
by Hardtail
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

My First Ride I had trouble steering, need to fix the ratio, the steering is way too hard, but the motor runs great.
by Hardtail
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

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by Hardtail
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

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by Hardtail
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

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by Hardtail
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Got the battery in and wired
by Hardtail
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

shouldn't be long now
by Hardtail
Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Hoping to have it ready for unity weekend July 13th in Okeechobee
by Hardtail
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

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Got the Motor and motor stand mounted
by Hardtail
Fri May 24, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

yesterday we welded on the walk boards
by Hardtail
Fri May 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Got the webbing paint on the inside and the outside stripped today,
by Hardtail
Sat May 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

Re: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

Started the Carb heat box
by Hardtail
Sat May 18, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant
Replies: 27
Views: 4282

IO 520 Build on 12 foot Hamant

I found this older 12' Hamant hull with rigging that was in bad shape, I had already purchased an IO 360 Lycoming that was off an Airplane with prop strike for this Hamant. But then I found an IO 520 Continental for sale and bought it. Both engines I bought with out hearing them run first, just took...

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