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by Rick McC.
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Best prop setup for maximum low speed towing
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Best prop setup for maximum low speed towing

I believe that “fish camps” in this instance means simple houseboats without onboard power.
by Rick McC.
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 65
Views: 4175

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

I zoomed in on the screen, and got 456 pounds.
by Rick McC.
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 1921

Re: Running in salt water

Keeth1123 wrote:Where are you guys running in salt water with airboats? Every place I’ve been in my skiff I would never take my airboat. Many idle zones with huge wake from aholes driving around


Pine Island Bay, then north, as far as Fish Creek and Haulover, which is just south of Chaz.
by Rick McC.
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 1921

Re: Scallop question

Andy wrote:How far north of Crysral River have any of you guys found scallops?


South of Chaz, and a bit further south from there.

DUH, Sorry, that’s south of where you asked. :oops:
by Rick McC.
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

Slidin Gator wrote:1.34, 10 kW = 13.4 Hp.


Thank you Sir.
by Rick McC.
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Blueprint 383 rebuild.
Replies: 5
Views: 501

Re: Blueprint 383 rebuild.

It sounds like y’all some excellent work! :thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 1921

Re: Running in salt water

I forgot to note in my previous post that my boat has all stainless rigging. I had a 12’ fiberglass (no poly) DD Buick 350 boat from @ ‘83-‘90 that had a conduit cage and square tubing rigging. I fought a never ending battle with rust, replacing the engine stand once, and cutting/replacing other pie...
by Rick McC.
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

What is the conversion from Kw to HP?
by Rick McC.
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor
Replies: 14
Views: 1104

Re: My plywood homemade airboat with 10kw paramotor

What happened to the seats?
by Rick McC.
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 1921

Re: Running in salt water

I run 100% in the saltwater; aluminum hull with no poly.

Boat is almost 13 years old now with no problems.
by Rick McC.
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Solid grass rake builder?
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Solid grass rake builder?

Looking for someone to build a solid grass rake for a 16x8 diamondback. Not looking for anything groundbreaking just standard solid grass rake with a step. For a reasonable price. Any suggestions? Diamondback is almost 2-2.5 months out and is $3750 :shock: Floral city acted like they didn’t need th...
by Rick McC.
Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: HI-AMP FMD
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: HI-AMP FMD

This is on a 1980 Panther 15x7 and the hull inside and outside is very good for 39 years. The anode has very little pitting and the boat will probably spend the rest of it's life on fresh water. There’re three different types of anodes that I know of; made for freshwater, saltwater, and brackish wa...
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 500, torque-prop
Replies: 14
Views: 1634

Re: Cadillac 500, torque-prop

Sounds like a Brooksville number to me..
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: SBC 350 300hp Gearbox Info
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: SBC 350 300hp Gearbox Info

Phantom5 wrote:Thanks one eyed gator.... just trying to get some ideas on how to finish this rig out. Going the DD route first because the engine stand is not interchangeable and if I did go gearbox I would also go for side by side seating change also.


Did you note his info about prop rotation direction?
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Breaking the Bead on Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 376

Re: Breaking the Bead on Tires

:thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: HI-AMP FMD
Replies: 7
Views: 547

Re: HI-AMP FMD

Yep; similar is pretty much standard, and well known by anyone who owns an outboard powered boat.
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Propeller protective cover
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Propeller protective cover

Waynepaul81 wrote:3 blades start at 189.99 for one color


That sounds reasonable to me.

I could see the benefits of using one, particularly on a boat like mine that does more sitting than running in the summertime. :thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Best GPS for the Airboat
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Best GPS for the Airboat

Garmin for sure, just be sure you’re getting a model that’s bright enough to see the screen in daylight.
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Propeller protective cover
Replies: 9
Views: 1019

Re: Propeller protective cover

bob_esper wrote:got any guesstimate on how much a set for a 3 blade whirl wind ex would cost? my boat sits outside so this would be handy to put on the prop



I agree, standing by for an answer.

I have a three blade WW stump puller.
by Rick McC.
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Swapping to Aluminum Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 1387

Re: Swapping to Aluminum Hull

I’m running an 11 year old boat that has an aluminum hull with no poly, 100% in the salt water. Contrary to popular opinions, I won’t have on my boat. Mine has no leaks, and has run over more rock and oyster bars than many will ever see. I know a few guys that have poly on their hulls, and they all...
by Rick McC.
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Swapping to Aluminum Hull
Replies: 21
Views: 1387

Re: Swapping to Aluminum Hull

I’m running an 11 year old boat that has an aluminum hull with no poly, 100% in the salt water. Contrary to popular opinions, I won’t have it on my boat. Mine has no leaks, and has run over more rock and oyster bars than many will ever see. I know a few guys that have poly on their hulls, and they a...
by Rick McC.
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fuel Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1021

Re: Fuel Recommendations

I run 90 octane ethanol free gas with PRI-G fuel stabilizer in everything but my autos; which includes outboards, motorcycles, airboat, and all my smalll engine powered “stuff.”

I’ve done that for many years now, and have never had any fuel related issues with anything.
by Rick McC.
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Veterans Day
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: Veterans Day

Thank you, Sir, and thanks to all the other veterans! :usa:
by Rick McC.
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:We are up around Ocala with the boat Rick if you get out.


Thank you Sir, but that’s a ways north for me,

I tried to see the PM, but it was deleted.

Hope y’all had a big time! :thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1063

Re: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:I'll PM you


OK.

I just receivd an email this AM advisng that romorrow’s IDPA match has been cancelled. That’s only the second cancellation in the history of HSC holding matches.

Take care,

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