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by HomesteadSlide
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Gauge and switch preference
Replies: 3
Views: 527

Re: Gauge and switch preference

I'm rebuilding my 180 now, went with VDO gauges and Cole Hersee(5582-10-BX) PVC coated switches, push button start is Cole Hersee(9245-BP). Run the switches on a switch panel. Most of the time, at the shop I help out at, we use this setup on aircraft boats, haven't had an issue.
by HomesteadSlide
Thu May 28, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stainless or No ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Stainless or No ?

John Fenner wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 2:31 pm
No real need for stainless anymore, unless they open up south of the loop or you plan to run oyster beds, check, you might consider removing the backup plates, but that would be alot of work.
That's what I was thinking John. Fingers and I are tearing my boat down soon, just wanted the opinions.
by HomesteadSlide
Wed May 27, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stainless or No ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Re: Stainless or No ?

First of all if your 11 foot boat with a 180 won't run dry something is wrong, that used to be the combination everyone used to run dry. Even with full wrapped stainless it was the boat to have. That being said it will run the grass better with steel flex, especially the 2000.The down side is it ha...
by HomesteadSlide
Thu May 21, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stainless or No ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1115

Stainless or No ?

I'm fixing to tear down my 11' Taylor sled, everything is getting redone. Right now I have 3 sheets of stainless on the bottom that come right to the chimes, my boat has a true 180 lycoming and will not run dry. I'm trying to make the choice to take it off and steelflex it or leave the stainless. I'...
by HomesteadSlide
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Laying wire questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2178

Re: Laying wire questions

The boats I help build we just buy 2x4 12ga. fence wire from the feed store. Take a rough measurement of the sections and trim accordingly, then braze.
by HomesteadSlide
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Best Powder Coat shop in South Florida
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Best Powder Coat shop in South Florida

Any good or bad experiences at powder coat shops in South Florida? I'm looking for the best, not worried about the price!
by HomesteadSlide
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: ISO True 180 Sump
Replies: 4
Views: 2561

Re: ISO True 180 Sump

I need one for an updraft carb if anybody has one.
by HomesteadSlide
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: ISO True 180 Sump
Replies: 4
Views: 2561

ISO True 180 Sump

I’m looking for a Lycoming O-360 oil sump, the one on my motor now is for a 160, I’m trying to open her up a bit ! If anybody has one or has info on where to get one I’d love to hear from you !
by HomesteadSlide
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: MA 4-5 Venturi
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: MA 4-5 Venturi

GMAC 76 wrote:I do not have the 1 piece that ya need but I do have the tool used to remove and install the 1 piece venture....it takes a hand press to use it.....but I bet someone on SA has what ya need
Where did you get the tool ? I can’t find it anywhere M-512 I think was the number for it.
by HomesteadSlide
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: MA 4-5 Venturi
Replies: 3
Views: 639

MA 4-5 Venturi

I need to replace a venturi in my carb that has a broken clip, does anybody have an old style venturi from the 2 piece model ? I have a one piece but need info on how to get the old one out, would rather just get the old one that clips in to save a lot of cussing and throwing of tools ! :P
by HomesteadSlide
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Sled hulls
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Sled hulls

Love my sled ! Just gotta be a little more careful than most other boats with stopping. Not all sleds suffer from that. A deck over built for it can be very comfortable in any water depth. The really light sleds with super short transom indeed need to be careful with. I have an 8 1/2” transom 3/4 d...
by HomesteadSlide
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Sled hulls
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Sled hulls

Love my sled ! Just gotta be a little more careful than most other boats with stopping.
by HomesteadSlide
Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Thoughts on 4 cylinder boats
Replies: 18
Views: 2835

Re: Thoughts on 4 cylinder boats

I have an O-360 180 on an 11' sled , I love the damn thing ! 2 people and a cooler no problem at all, struggled a bit with 3 people and a cooler but got the job done. It's perfect for my needs until the day I decide to move up to O-540!
by HomesteadSlide
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: MA 4-5 air cleaner bolt size
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

Re: MA 4-5 air cleaner bolt size

Thank you for the info ! Much appreciated.
by HomesteadSlide
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: MA 4-5 air cleaner bolt size
Replies: 2
Views: 2141

MA 4-5 air cleaner bolt size

I went to Schmidt Airboat today and had a great experience, I bought an air cleaner to go on my Marvel Schebler MA 4-5 and I wasn’t aware that the carb was threaded where the air cleaner bolts up, does anybody have a size of screw that would be appropriate for bolting up to the carb ?
by HomesteadSlide
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Leaking oil from jug
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: Leaking oil from jug

Its definitely venting, it leaks even when just sitting in the yard. I'm thinking its the O-ring to the block
by HomesteadSlide
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-360 Motor Mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: O-360 Motor Mounts

After speaking with Tom Schmidt i believe hes got the correct bushings for me at his store, hoping the rears (right bushing in pic) are exactly what i need !
by HomesteadSlide
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-360 Motor Mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: O-360 Motor Mounts

As far as the front goes, is there a definite answer that they are the conical mounts?
by HomesteadSlide
Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-360 Motor Mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: O-360 Motor Mounts

I ordered 2 blues and 2 whites from http://www.airboatpartsonline.com just hoping they were right, the rears may just be a chunk of rubber :dontknow:
by HomesteadSlide
Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-360 Motor Mounts
Replies: 5
Views: 844

O-360 Motor Mounts

Looking to replace my motor mounts and need some guidance ! the motor is a Lycoming O-360 A1D. I don't know where to start as this is my first boat, any advice would be really appreciated!
by HomesteadSlide
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Leaking oil from jug
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: Leaking oil from jug

That's what I'm hoping, an easy fix.
by HomesteadSlide
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Leaking oil from jug
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Re: Leaking oil from jug

It’s where it bolts to the block, I’ve only taken it out one time and when I got home noticed drops on the half deck. I just bought the boat.
by HomesteadSlide
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Leaking oil from jug
Replies: 10
Views: 3419

Leaking oil from jug

Bought my first boat a month ago, been out to camp one time and when I got back I noticed some oil residue on the rudders. Parked it in the yard and cleaned the entire engine, 2 days later I have oil coming from a jug running down the case and falling on the half deck, I got the correct wrenches and...
by HomesteadSlide
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat that was sunk then left for 3 years
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

Re: Airboat that was sunk then left for 3 years

It’s not his boat anymore it’s been sold twice since he had it
by HomesteadSlide
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat that was sunk then left for 3 years
Replies: 9
Views: 1412

Re: Airboat that was sunk then left for 3 years

Prop is fine, cage could probably use new wire. Before it was sunk it had brand new alternator, and a few other small things that were put on before the sale.

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