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by Swampsaver
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Fathers Day Luck
Replies: 4
Views: 4593

Re: Fathers Day Luck

Lucky day for you.

This is what pre-used checks/inspections are all about, catching this stuff before it ruins the day. In my early days of airboating I learned the hard way.

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by Swampsaver
Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: rifle for hog hunting
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: rifle for hog hunting

I have used the Winchester 94, 30-30 150/170 on hog (and deer) and its a good no-nonsense round for good power at a short range in brush or dense growth. Open sights work just fine. Keeping it simple, keeps it fun. A good skilled marksman with a .22 mag can drop a lot of game but dealing with danger...
by Swampsaver
Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Beginner Reloader Tip #7
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Beginner Reloader Tip #7

Good point Bear. Having a systematic, orginized system and the right tools helps out a a great deal. As a rangemaster for a number of years I saw more then one firearm damaged or destroyed by shooters using "hot" or double loads they did themselves. Some figure that the bigger, the better. I would s...
by Swampsaver
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: stainless steel bottoms??? rock boats??
Replies: 24
Views: 2569

Re: stainless steel bottoms??? rock boats??

If you are running rocks or oyster bars a lot you will need the SS bottom. I ran them a lot south of loop road and down near Aero-Jet and it was the only way to go in that country. You could also cross paved roads with some sparks and a grinding noise. Any where else poly will do fine, even on an oc...
by Swampsaver
Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: lost a hunting partner saturday
Replies: 26
Views: 2882

Re: lost a hunting partner saturday

Well some are going to disagree but that's what seat belts are all about. They are your choice and I would hate to have them required by some law. I was thrown and run over by a boat and had bruises in a lot places.

Hope she is ok in the end.

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by Swampsaver
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hurricane Prep
Replies: 24
Views: 2406

Re: Hurricane Prep

I like to block up the trailer and fill up the hull with water then secure the rudders well and tarp the engine. If possible I also like to secure the hull/ trailer combination to a large solid object. Keeping it clear of trees is a real good idea.

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by Swampsaver
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Not the way I wanted to get my hands on a Diamondback
Replies: 8
Views: 1730

Re: Not the way I wanted to get my hands on a Diamondback

Thanks for posting the good pictures. What a ride! Glad to see the safety strap boat to trailer held.

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by Swampsaver
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?
Replies: 92
Views: 18585

Re: Operating a vessel in a reckless manner?...Really?

Dry loading is correct and proper in my view if done in the right manner. Done it many times, I just ensure my prop blast is free and clear of impacting anyone or thing.

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by Swampsaver
Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Hand Proping gone bad!!!!
Replies: 43
Views: 9430

Re: Hand Proping gone bad!!!!

I feel bad for the guy and wish him a speedy recovery.

Sure it can be done. But to me the risk is just not worth it.

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by Swampsaver
Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: buzzards ate my door jams 2A 7/7/10
Replies: 36
Views: 3444

Re: buzzards ate my door jams 2A 7/7/10

Get a dead Buzzard, (your choice of making it dead) and hang it up around your parking area. NPS park service of all people do this and it seems to work.
This problem is recent in Everglades Nat. Park.
by Swampsaver
Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: NO PORNOGRAPHY ON SOUTHERN AIRBOAT
Replies: 55
Views: 5970

Re: NO PORNOGRAPHY ON SOUTHERN AIRBOAT

I fully agree it does not belong anywhere on SA. I feel that a free press is very important, but as a public form SA needs to maintain postings that are in good taste and something we can be proud of. The sections of the SA site that are less controled and language might be strong or infer other the...
by Swampsaver
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: jetski engine driven airboat
Replies: 37
Views: 4929

Re: jetski engine driven airboat

I'm looking foward to the outcome of this.

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by Swampsaver
Sun May 27, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Time to Remember Memorial Day
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Time to Remember Memorial Day

My great Uncle Norris and friend Mr. Vaders son gave that last full measure in WWII.
by Swampsaver
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: paint n saftey
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: paint n saftey

Good list and the training in particular if you have never run a airboat. It much eaiser to learn from others mistakes and a lot cheaper and less painful.

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by Swampsaver
Tue Apr 03, 2012 8:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rudder Tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 1573

Re: Rudder Tabs

The 4X6 tabs should be ok for your use. I would attach them in the most simple manner. Put the rudders in a centered position and see what way the boat goes. Bend the tabs in the opposing direction and adjust in small amounts till the boat goes straight while on plane. This may require several stop ...
by Swampsaver
Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Proper Recovery
Replies: 13
Views: 1670

Re: Proper Recovery

In very deep water inner tubes placed in the cage and/or other places inflated will get it up to the point you can pull it to shallow water and pull it out by the bow eye. If the boat is not too deep just hook up to the bow and pull it out slowly. I would use a standard boat since it gives better co...
by Swampsaver
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Almost 15000 STRONG
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: Almost 15000 STRONG

This site has provided me with great information on airboats and insight into the airboating community.

Thanks for the good work.

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by Swampsaver
Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Operator Experience/s
Replies: 30
Views: 6017

Re: Operator Experience/s

Three key points in running an airboat. 1. Look ahead. 2. Plan your actions ahead. 3. Take the actions ahead of time. Most airboat maneuvers require these. Airboats generaly do not react well to sudden unplanned actions. Older experienced operators many not realize it but they are doing all of the 3...
by Swampsaver
Sat Mar 10, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Kill Switch and Lanyard
Replies: 26
Views: 4346

Re: Kill Switch and Lanyard

DOI has a good idea. I have seen or been in situations where the operator was tossed from the boat or a throttle became jammed and a kill switch would have helped out a lot. It needs to be tied into the fuel pump and ignition to ensure the engine stops. Some boats have aircraft engines with a mechan...
by Swampsaver
Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Broward show visit...
Replies: 34
Views: 2802

Re: Broward show visit...

I attended the show also and had a good time looking at all the nice boats and buggies along with some other eye candy. People were friendly and helpfull and happy as they enjoyed the refreshments. A good fun filled day and a nice reflection on airboaters and their friends. As allways I got some raf...
by Swampsaver
Wed Mar 07, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 10,000 islands
Replies: 6
Views: 1144

Re: 10,000 islands

Most of the surrounding land is NPS and closed to airboats. I would check with local state wildlife officers on what is open down there. It is some wonderful country and great fishing.

Good Luck!

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by Swampsaver
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: How many Seats/People for a 14ft boat?
Replies: 22
Views: 2042

Re: How many Seats/People for a 14ft boat?

Weight, wind and waves will all effect the safety and handling of your airboat along with type of hull and size. Some times you will be fine with four and some gear other days might want to cut down the load.

Happy airboating!
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by Swampsaver
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Forum Added: Airboat Safety
Replies: 5
Views: 725

Re: New Forum Added: Airboat Safety

Good Idea.

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by Swampsaver
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 8'x18' MMCP from Midwest Rescue Airboats
Replies: 28
Views: 2664

Re: 8'x18' MMCP from Midwest Rescue Airboats

MRA has designed and built a good product for a specific job. I had a chance to see one and quality is very good.

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by Swampsaver
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Turbo jet airboat
Replies: 3
Views: 761

Re: Turbo jet airboat

This has been a long time comming, I just wonder what it costs.
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