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by Deano
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Poloma
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Poloma

Given the reality and influence of the shipping costs involved, your answer could very well depend on where you are at. Flavor, needed length & width, and desired thickness could all have impact on your answer as well. If you are close enough to Pinellas County, FL to pick it up, I would likely ...
by Deano
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

CarMotorBarge wrote:What is the address for the website?
http://www.airboatstuff.com
by Deano
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Radiator coolant
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Radiator coolant

I don't see or know of a reason why the conventional green ethylene-glycol of days past wouldn't be good enough for an old iron big block. That's what I've always run in these old Caddys without a problem. Whoever has it the cheapest suits me fine; at that level it's all the same for practical purpo...
by Deano
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 17
Views: 763

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

Whether you contact him first, or last, you owe it to yourself to talk to Chris (aka Smuggler on here), before you commit to anything else. I believe his number is still 352-428-9626 There are many threads here, all positive, that reflect his attention to detail, etc. This is just the first one I ca...
by Deano
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine oil additive
Replies: 9
Views: 573

Re: Engine oil additive

I was told napa and wix filters are the same exact thing when it comes to filters . . . This is in fact true, to the extent that NAPA private labels the filters that WIX manufactures. This has been the case for at least the last forty plus years that I am aware. I've been around multiple fleet sett...
by Deano
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Camo Wraps for Airboat - Vinyl Graphics Kit
Replies: 76
Views: 22701

Re: Camo Wraps for Airboat - Vinyl Graphics Kit

Scarecrow wrote:
mirage wrote:When you get off your boat to piss how do you find it???????
I don't know about you, but I just unzip my pants and there it is. :wink: :lol: :rebel:


:D .. Now that's funny, right there . . . don't matter who you are. .. :lol:
by Deano
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Flying eagle this weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Flying eagle this weekend?

God Bless You, brother. There were a handful of far less respectful, mentally challenged, and apparently illiterate individuals up here out on the river pretending that they had 32' Chris Crafts. :angry5: The only bright side to that, was that there was not one airboat among them . . . all outboards...
by Deano
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in

36" stringer width is standard in most 'glass hulls, as is using a SBC for power. As such it is possible to order one from many of the major airboat builders. In fact, I believe that Classic still lists them in their catalog. Most often, an engine stand is built to fit the given hull and engine...
by Deano
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop Direction SBC 327
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Re: Prop Direction SBC 327

In an airboat application,

Left hand for direct drive and belt drive (CCW when viewed from behind the boat)
Right hand for gear reductions (CW when viewed from behind the boat).

For that engine, I would guess about 72x32 or 72x34, but there are others here with more SBC DD experience.
by Deano
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Flying eagle this weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 541

Re: Flying eagle this weekend?

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the river is flooding from Nobleton to the 200 bridge north of Inverness. To my knowledge, the river went from initially being idle speed to being closed north of there because of this. It still has not crested going by the Eagle. All of the Citrus County ramps...
by Deano
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat registration
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Boat registration

Oops ! :oops: My bad . . . you guys are exactly correct. :thumbleft: In spite of reading and then writing 'propulsion' I was still thinking engine type. Mine all read the same as yours do. I guess after I read inboard earlier, some renegade brain cells took possession of my fingers, and went on thei...
by Deano
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat registration
Replies: 10
Views: 680

Re: Boat registration

What paperwork has the hand made correction on it? Which paperwork matches the Hull Identification Number? Is the Title correct, with the Registration containing the 'fix' ? Or Is the Registration correct, with the Title containing the 'fix' ? I bought a motorcycle one time that had two numbers tran...
by Deano
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Propeller space
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Propeller space

I know of no reason that it would not be; I'd expect 4" would be fine. Additionally worth noting is that front side clearance should be considered as well. Not to imply that is a issue, very likely it is not. However, a person should be aware that the prop pulls the boat forward through the air...
by Deano
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Reduction unit
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Reduction unit

In my opinion, if you intend to carry much more than just a flip phone, you will be wanting/needing one.
Not only is it possible, but is an easy and grief free process. Just write the check, then bolt him up.
by Deano
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Those are factory replacement pistons for the later 120 cc heads. They are very similar to and are the standard replacement for the OEM pistons used from '74 -76'. They will ultimately yield about 8.25 - 8.5 with the later 120 cc heads. Understand that there are no " 10:1 " heads. This is ...
by Deano
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

When you get back to your notes and can confirm what pistons you have, please identify the head casting number(s) as well. While I most certainly hope it does not end up being the case . . . if by chance you have early 76cc heads and the pistons are KB353s (which are flat tops), there will be little...
by Deano
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 946

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

If you are already running good gas, almost certainly to much timing. Possibly running lean as well. Either can and will create/contribute to detonation that you don't want and often can not hear. At that compression, you have to run 93 minimum. If you aren't . . . that will do it to. Detonation is ...
by Deano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hurricane Damaged Insurance sales
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: Hurricane Damaged Insurance sales

You can bet that if I hear of such a critter, you will be first to know. :salute:

Gary S wrote:From the looks of things you might not have to go to Texas.

.......Unfortunately, there is more truth to that than any of us would care to admit.
by Deano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Bear is Back ! ! !
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: The Bear is Back ! ! !

Good to see you back, you've been missed.

It is even better that you can now justifiably see that build looming in front of you. .. :D
by Deano
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 3964

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

http://www.southernairboat.com/photopost/data/1538/medium/dont_loot_texas.jpg Here is a black man who gets it and reports what the liberal media will not: (note: the language gets foul in the end @ 4:37, nothing worth value after that) jVmWQrceH0w This is next one is where the screen grab above cam...
by Deano
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Tree stand thief in Brevard county
Replies: 18
Views: 2439

Re: Tree stand thief in Brevard county

Guy on Facebook yesterday tried to tell me they are St. Johns land managers. I asked why they wasn't in uniform & he said they don't have to wear them. Why doesn't he have bolt cutters? I mean, if I was the "land manager" and the job I was getting paid to do today is remove tree stand...
by Deano
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used
Replies: 18
Views: 3174

Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Greg, this thread is over six years old.

Chick just responded to a dead thread, which brought it to the top.

The original poster has not been here since October, 2011.
by Deano
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New to airboating looking for opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: New to airboating looking for opinions

Everything is a matter of perspective . . . With two of them being bad, that would seem to imply that 14 of them are in better shape. :) On a brighter note, if you live ten minutes from Buddy's you are better off than most Caddy folks on this board. http://www.southernairboat.com/photopost/data/1538...
by Deano
Thu Aug 31, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Los Brazos river
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Los Brazos river

To us non-locals who don't know what county is where, this may be hard to put in perspective
but nevertheless here is a Thursday 8/31 am update:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/brazos-river-continues-to-rise-with-major-flooding-expected-friday/ar-AAr2vLH?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=U220DHP
by Deano
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Fuel pump, electrical or mechanical?
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Fuel pump, electrical or mechanical?

If I already was running a Facet, I would be done upgrading pumps. A primer bulb will work just fine and is the easiest and quickest because generally there is no additional plumbing required as they mount inline. Where is your pump currently mounted, ie., is it between the tank and the engine? If s...

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