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by PistolPete
Wed Jul 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Moving to Tampa soon!
Replies: 5
Views: 842

Re: Moving to Tampa soon!

Lake Kissimmee real nice riding a friend has a camp in the north side river ranch. I had a great time there. Can’t be more than 2 hrs from Tampa it’s 2 1/2 hrs for me from Fort Myers well worth the drive.
by PistolPete
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: avoiding companies having money issues
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: avoiding companies having money issues

they made it right
by PistolPete
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: avoiding companies having money issues
Replies: 6
Views: 879

avoiding companies having money issues

But no one can say anything bad about any companies on this site so, watch out for yourself it's easy to be fooled.
by PistolPete
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Air boat rigging Rip off
Replies: 30
Views: 4678

Re: Air boat rigging Rip off

There is a reason for a business owner to get a deposit for the cost of materials. Thats so they don't loose there ass when customer fail's to complete the transaction. It's huge for one man operation to take a hit and refund cost of materials plus his labor after building the product. I am starting...
by PistolPete
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2019 Mack's fish camp ride and cookout confirmed
Replies: 21
Views: 1280

Re: 2019 Mack's fish camp ride and cookout confirmed

Read a post a while back about the cook out sounds like a good time. I would like to come this year add 4 people to your list.
by PistolPete
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prop & Gear Box Ratio Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Prop & Gear Box Ratio Recommendations

Ok this is what we are starting with a never used 2008 14 x 8 Alumitec boat. Got the motor Friday started ordering the parts we will need. we are going to make some changes to seating height.
by PistolPete
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prop & Gear Box Ratio Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Re: Prop & Gear Box Ratio Recommendations

Take out 26k have it programmed for stand alone and tuned
by PistolPete
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prop & Gear Box Ratio Recommendations
Replies: 6
Views: 691

Prop & Gear Box Ratio Recommendations

My Son is putting a 14x 8 Alumitec boat together using a Gen 5 6.2l l86 Direct engine 420 hp 460 tq. stock. He wants to be able to run dry ground without any chance of getting stuck, would also like it to run top end about 60 -65 mph. What we were thinking after talking to water walker was 80" 3 bla...
by PistolPete
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec 5.3 and 6.2L
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Ecotec 5.3 and 6.2L

Well I just purchased a 2015 6.2l L86 with 26k miles I will let you all know how it turns out. It will be several months before rigging is built and boat is finished. We are planning on using ox box 2.55 ratio and 80" 3 blade water walker Falcon or Maximus prop. My son changed his mind on the hull a...
by PistolPete
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Air boat rigging Rip off
Replies: 30
Views: 4678

Re: Air boat rigging Rip off

Recently I almost walked right into his scam planning to building a boat for my son. Thankfully I read a lot on this site and read about this guy in a older post. I too saw his ad on craigslist and texted with him about the work we wanted done. So thankful I saw this post. I got screwed out of 29k a...
by PistolPete
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: INSURANCE?
Replies: 6
Views: 946

Re: INSURANCE?

Markel wants the engine covered this is what I had to do to get ins. Zip tied some wire so engine was not exposed. Take some pictures send them in to them They insured boat. zip ties are the key if you know what I mean. First picture was when they denied coverage next ones were after changes and the...
by PistolPete
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: How are the Eco Techs holding up
Replies: 347
Views: 45705

Re: How are the Eco Techs holding up

I have JB old boat still runs like a champ and I love it. My son wants to get rid of his 500 Cadillac boat after driving this setup.
by PistolPete
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec 5.3 and 6.2L
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Ecotec 5.3 and 6.2L

Anyone have any experance running either of these the 5.3 L83 or 6.2 L86. Concidering putting on a 14’ Marty Bray hull for my son.
by PistolPete
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 3.6 twin turbo engine
Replies: 1
Views: 474

3.6 twin turbo engine

Whatever happened with the 3.6 twin turbo engine I saw Alpha Fab got one running in stand alone that someone was going to put in a boat. I have never read anything more about it. Not much talk about the 2.4 Alpha fab ecotec either whats up with that.
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hammered in Oakland
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Hammered in Oakland

Back when they were real craftsmen making quality tools. now we just go to home depot and buy throw away tools
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hammered in Oakland
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Hammered in Oakland

Back when they were real craftsmen making quality tools. now we just go to home depot and buy throw away tools
by PistolPete
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

Got a question for you ecotec guys I plug in my automotive scanner it would not recognize the ltg engine wanted to know what type of car it was. From what I know it was a new crate engine. I never messed with the scanner to much so I am not real familiar with it.
by PistolPete
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

I guess what I really should have said was I wanted to get water proof gauges I just associate marine gauges with water proof.
by PistolPete
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

Thank You I don't know all the lingo of the electronic stuff but I know I don't want a repeat of water in gauges I would like to get water proof gauges.

thanks again
by PistolPete
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

Hey Guys I got another question on the boat I bought Ive got some moisture in a couple of the gauges. I think the old ones are automotive gauges. I want to replace them all from what I have read their can bus gauges I would like to get marine grade gauges. The ones I found were for mefi only that wo...
by PistolPete
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

I have not seen much talk about AFI 2.4L high performance engines have they had a problems on airboats. Which gear boxes bolt up direct to them. I understand there a different bolt pattern is that correct. I hear the Ox Box is the quietest of the gear boxes are they now making direct bolt up to 2.0l...
by PistolPete
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

Well the seller said he was loosing to much money on what he told he would sell it to me for so he backed out of the deal. I sat on it a couple of days then sweetened the offer he took the offer. Went to check it out today the boats in great shape & a sweet setup needless to say its in my garage now...
by PistolPete
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

Well I was meet seller saturday morning But I am back to square one the seller called me late friday evening said he changed his mind now he dosen't want to sell the boat. I had gotten the cash at the bank and was excited to get the boat if everything checked out. With that said I guess i should jus...
by PistolPete
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec I4 engine identification
Replies: 31
Views: 2050

Re: Ecotec I4 engine identification

Thank you Russ I have been reading many of your post. You and several of the others have convinced me to go this route. I was thinking about building one but posted a wanted ad and this guy responded. Being impatient i am going to look at it saturday. He said just drives it 5 miles to where he hunts...

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