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by terrible ted
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 40
Views: 2428

Re: The Game Changer

The fuel economy and longevity. If he has the bearing worked out then it should have better life. My VO540 sucks fuel. I read allot of articles about prop performance. They were always below the speed of sound, So tip speed is critical.
by terrible ted
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Storm Area 51
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Storm Area 51

Cool decrease the dumb ass population Fire at will.
by terrible ted
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: St Johns river riding
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: St Johns river riding

You can reserve the camp area at hat bill park and have a private camp sit. also I believe you can just camp at hat bill park.
by terrible ted
Tue May 21, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mechanic
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Mechanic

Its more like where are you located?
by terrible ted
Wed May 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS DD maiden voyage
Replies: 305
Views: 18902

Re: LS DD maiden voyage

I will say fuel economy on my old 350 dd was great in comparison to a 520 540 and a cad dd boats I ran with. I know I ran a 30 gallon tank from 50 to the oak head and back when the water was low. With two on board a 13 foot cotton mouth back in the days of wood props. Yep every dd sb I had developed...
by terrible ted
Fri May 10, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How much weight can you carry
Replies: 7
Views: 575

Re: How much weight can you carry

Well yes and no there was a sticker with max number of people on my hull when I picked it up but not a weight. I load my boat down for camping but I am not burning up the ground. What's worse than weight is sloshing water in a boat. I can run with 4 people the boat prefers 2. My boat was built for h...
by terrible ted
Wed May 01, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Don't know jack bout em
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Don't know jack bout em

Seating is below the cage so if seat Hight is a problem the prop is a bigger problem. I say a 6 cyl aircraft on a 13 foot with a deep hull not a real shallow hull. Other wise a duck boat may be what your looking for.
by terrible ted
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Don't know jack bout em
Replies: 9
Views: 650

Re: Don't know jack bout em

WHAT RIVER? How much weight?
by terrible ted
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Bulk AV gas for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: Bulk AV gas for sale

A little cheaper not much currently 197 for 50 at the airport.
by terrible ted
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Can anyone identify this alternator
Replies: 3
Views: 290

Re: Can anyone identify this alternator

Start looking at Suzuki Is it a Dick Waters.
by terrible ted
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: everones thoughts on cotton mouth hulls??
Replies: 3
Views: 485

Re: everones thoughts on cotton mouth hulls??

Great beginners boat ran one for years. My cotton mouth did not turn great but also was hard to flip. Now as for water level depends on every thing side wall height, motor weight. My hull was shallow only sat out of the water a few inches at rest. Now my hull had a small tunnel in the back about 3 f...
by terrible ted
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming vs. Continental
Replies: 13
Views: 1170

Re: Lycoming vs. Continental

I have a Lycoming but if you look a continental there all cooling fins that a bonus in air boating.
by terrible ted
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How far would you drive
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: How far would you drive

If I need the job I make the drive.
by terrible ted
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub
Replies: 25
Views: 1248

Re: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub

Also aluminum expands twice the rate of steel. Do the drill heat and penetrating oil then after it all cooled heat the outside of prop adp and see it comes off.
by terrible ted
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub
Replies: 25
Views: 1248

Re: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub

I just don't like beating on a crank for anything unless its a last resort.
by terrible ted
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub
Replies: 25
Views: 1248

Re: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub

Some times drilling the center relieves the pressure of the bolt being lock into hole. Not talking drilling completely out just a center hole. Now looking at the picture looks like a little damage has been done by the bolts as in the aluminum looks slightly crushed in the 3 other holes. When you do ...
by terrible ted
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Unloading airboat
Replies: 25
Views: 2094

Re: Unloading airboat

Pull the trailer tilt pin push boat up drive forward.
by terrible ted
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Car motor longevity
Replies: 14
Views: 1019

Re: Car motor longevity

My experience dont get a SB chevy get a big block caddy or ls1.
by terrible ted
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Back trail from flourence
Replies: 6
Views: 969

Re: Back trail from flourence

[quote][/quote] Do you ever run the Kissimmee chain? I am looking to check it out.
by terrible ted
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stuck near puzzle lake
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Stuck near puzzle lake

Best advice I can give you (I speak from experience) is to join a local airboat club (I have a membership with a couple of clubs). There are many great clubs out there that are always looking for new members. Another lesson learned by me years ago, don't go out alone. At least if there's 2 boats, y...
by terrible ted
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stuck near puzzle lake
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Stuck near puzzle lake

They will tow but you have to be in the water. I have covrage on my bay boat so they also cover my air boat. Now if you up on a trail they wont come get you. If your in the lake or the river yes.
by terrible ted
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Oil temp sender on GSO-540
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: Oil temp sender on GSO-540

How do you like the GSO540. I wonder if it is worth converting back to one- My blocks a VO made to accept a gear box and we converted it to direct drive. I would have to get a crank and box. I alway wonder if it will eat more fuel or be about the same.
by terrible ted
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stuck near puzzle lake
Replies: 12
Views: 849

Re: Stuck near puzzle lake

I hope you got out by now.
by terrible ted
Sat Jan 05, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: hog trouble
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: hog trouble

I truly don't know
by terrible ted
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Beware of ATF Airboats
Replies: 12
Views: 3229

Re: Beware of ATF Airboats

I have never seen anything bad on this guy or his company are you sure your not just being unreasonable? If you plan to spend a ton of money on an airboat why not just go to a large dealer where you can pester them as needed or felt like needed? Read below like I said nothing but good stuff is all ...

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