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by Slidin Gator
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: WMA closures due to Tropical Storm Nestor
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: WMA closures due to Tropical Storm Nestor

I for one am getting really tired of the TS WMA closures. This is a direct result of Rick Scott’s BS of taking our hunting/fishing license and excise tax money and funding what is effectively a state police force. Hunting and fishing is the best when the weather changes. I spend a lot of time making...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Does the dark side really have cookies????
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Does the dark side really have cookies????

If I was gonna spend $125K on an engine, it would certainly be going into something that flys and makes money doing so. I don’t think a new AV engine is worth comparing. What’s up with the 540 has as much or more to do with the hull as the engine, it’s a package deal. I can confirm that you can buy ...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 15x7 engine choice
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: 15x7 engine choice

General rule of thumb is 8 lb per Hp for running ground. In DeepWater, weight savings is pretty much everything, especially on a narrow hull. 250 lbs equals +30 Hp. Adding Hp means adding torque roll. Loosing weight means less torque roll, more stability. Focus on loosing weight. If you gain power a...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Crowds on Lakes
Replies: 16
Views: 2229

Re: Crowds on Lakes

How many leaf blowers will it take to push an Ice Cream freezer?

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by Slidin Gator
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 87
Views: 6768

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

I was working on ordering gauges. I put a meter to the fuel level sending unit to confirm the resistance range and got infinity. Pulled the sender. At least now I know where that nut and screw in the fuel tank came from. Gonna switch to metal to metal locked screws in the fuel tank. https://southern...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 87
Views: 6768

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

Wire is made and will go on last. We just decided to go with tie wraps versus welding it on.
by Slidin Gator
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 87
Views: 6768

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

She is coming along. Got the bell crank steering like I like it with more rudder travel than needed, until it's needed anyway. I went to West Marine looking for a high volume bilge pump and impulse bought the automatic Rule 2000 GPH unit. I keep saying that West Marine, Home Depot, Lowes etc. should...
by Slidin Gator
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: GUN RACKS
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: GUN RACKS

Kolpin case and 1/4” tie wraps is what I use.
by Slidin Gator
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 87
Views: 6768

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

Dirtman wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:29 pm
Do you remember about how much paint it took to get your cage wire covered?
I used about 1-1/2 gallons total of the black for rigging and wire. I think it took 1 to 1-1/2 quarts for the wire. Of course a bulk of it went to the wind.
by Slidin Gator
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 87
Views: 6768

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

.100" will give, .125" will tend to crack if hit hard enough. Thanks John! Unless you are running a rock (or paper), it's gonna loose to a rock, how it responds is important for sure. Last week was a write off, too much wind. This week was perfect. The rigging is now black for sure. https://souther...
by Slidin Gator
Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Anyone using hang-on stands
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Anyone using hang-on stands

We sink our game in the river if we are not getting to ice in a few hours. Find an area with good current and deep water and sink it completely after gutting. Without current the gators will find it. Have gone 2 days easy like this. Also, I bought a giant cooler bag, 6’ x 4’ from Engles. It’s just l...
by Slidin Gator
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Replacing fuel lines
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: Replacing fuel lines

There is s saying in my world "everything for a purpose!" Reason I don't run that hose is in the past I have seen the inner liner separate from the hose and collapse. Hose looks good but the inner will be unable to pass fuel. Just my reasons as to selection Maybe they got better with it but the gre...
by Slidin Gator
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kissimmee river hunting advice
Replies: 11
Views: 1078

Re: Kissimmee river hunting advice

surprised that the CM guys have not responded - they are really familiar with the edges of the lakes :stirpot: :toothy7: Carnage didn't ask for a map of all the best spots to drink beer and laugh at kicker boats. Also need to specify if going North or South of 60? Two different scenarios, both invo...
by Slidin Gator
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 87
Views: 6768

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

You will not regret the stossel hull, all were built with 7075 T-6 as any real boat should be, great hulls with many out there for over 30 years, welded hulls are way overrated but folks still buy them, not sure why. Both of these hulls are over 30 years old, kinda says it all. No brainer on going ...
by Slidin Gator
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 87
Views: 6768

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

L.H.Cracker wrote:Looks like Mr. Booth does fine work if you don't mind sharing his contact info I'd appreciate it.
(561) 262-5345, he’s near Okeechobee.
by Slidin Gator
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 39
Views: 2680

Re: 350 DD boat

On a side note this was my dads boat when I was a kid, 500 caddy, the hull shape looks like the gilileo I have now Photo was taken in 2008. Yes I was young and am only 22 now. Lol Dang Duck, were you driving that boat to Mars back then? Straighten that pic up, it hurts my neck :scratch: Looking goo...
by Slidin Gator
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 87
Views: 6768

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

Getting close. Original plan was to have it ready for this weekend, but work, rain, Dorian, gator and bow season have slowed things down. Trevor Booth did a great job on the rigging and grass rake and he didn't screw around getting it done either. The boy and I got the rigging primed with 2 part epo...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Replacing fuel lines
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: Replacing fuel lines

What fuel do you run? Avgas eat ethanol fuel lines up. Now I don't run ethanol in my boats at all so auto store fuel line is the best. Ted, I'm interested to know if you have details on the fuel line you had an issue with? I run 100LL with Type A1 fuel hose with no issues. As far as I know all the ...
by Slidin Gator
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Replacing fuel lines
Replies: 13
Views: 887

Re: Replacing fuel lines

USCG type A1. It is fire resistant and ethanol rated. If run in enclosed spaces it is supposed to be A1-15 which adds low permeability. Any marine store will carry it and unless it’s old stock it will be -15. Here is some good info: https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/document.do?docId=...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Another 500 DD
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: Another 500 DD

2 blade for sure. You are thinking right on rpm. Unless you have an exceptionally built caddy, it’s just coming in at 3k. Sesinich Q or Whisper tip are equally good choices. 72” is probably optimum. NGQ is for motors (AV) already making torque in the low 2k range. The NGQ drops off at the high end. ...
by Slidin Gator
Mon Sep 02, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 91
Views: 6508

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

Dear Sliding Gator I used your advice and call vendor of props and have a long discus I requested 4 blade prop, but he advise 3 blade prop 73" saber type. They made this prop for engine like me. And I purchaise 3 blade prop 73" with spare blade. They gave you good advice. I said all other things eq...
by Slidin Gator
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 91
Views: 6508

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

M0RYAK wrote:It is very dificalt when not support. All peopple (included who bilded airboat) told mi that it shold bi 5,5 m lenth and 1,5 or 2.0m widt.
18x5 feet might be good dimensions for a canoe, but you made the right choice at 13x7. The guys that built it will want their own when it’s done. :thumbleft:
by Slidin Gator
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Ma4-5 flange size
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Re: Ma4-5 flange size

I assume you are asking for the Carb to Intake pattern. 5/16" studs on a square pattern. I measure 2-11/32" square pattern with the calipers. Gasket is 3" square. Picture shown and measurement is from a 6AA carb, same interface. 6AA carb bore is 2-3/16" Diameter. I'm not pulling my MA4-5 to check th...
by Slidin Gator
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Help setting mag timing
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: Help setting mag timing

Just1n, Make sure to download manuals from this site. There is a manual for Bendix mags at this link: https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=53847 Here is the Continental manual for the same mags: Continental Magneto Manual.pdf Here are a couple more files that may be of use. I foun...
by Slidin Gator
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Help setting mag timing
Replies: 5
Views: 1319

Re: Help setting mag timing

Just1n,

I put this together a while back so I could remember how to put my mags back together, I hope it helps ya.
Bendix 20 Mag Internal Timing.pdf
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