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by dan-o
Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: SE LK. George boat ramp / Volusiasippi sez....."NO AIRBOATS"
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: SE LK. George boat ramp / Volusiasippi sez....."NO AIRBO

Just the St.Johns river water mgmnt. Dist......Volusia county council....state of fla. Road and bridge dept........Def.not a bunch of nobodies.....the deed from the land Donato stipulated..........NO AIRBOATS :lol: :lol: Just because they're elected/selected bureaucrats don't make them somebody in ...
by dan-o
Wed Sep 21, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Where to get a fast Airboat ride in Florida?
Replies: 13
Views: 2518

Re: Where to get a fast Airboat ride in Florida?

Welcome. 34 choices in the airboat directory page here. Check rides and guides. Lots of Captains with smaller faster boats.
by dan-o
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: SE LK. George boat ramp / Volusiasippi sez....."NO AIRBOATS"
Replies: 7
Views: 2143

Re: SE LK. George boat ramp / Volusiasippi sez....."NO AIRBO

I saw the article in the SNEWS JOURNAL yesterday and was glad to hear of the new ramp (used to sneak in there every now and then back in the day). I'm a little confused. Who is saying airboats won't be allowed? Anybody important?
by dan-o
Tue May 24, 2016 9:16 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: aluminum airboat hulls manufacturer want to find the partner
Replies: 16
Views: 4868

Re: aluminum airboat hulls manufacturer want to find the par

Good god, Chinese airboats. What's next. Who's gonna buy one? You know someone's taking the bait............
by dan-o
Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What kind of snake is this ?
Replies: 18
Views: 2941

Re: What kind of snake is this ?

Or a chicken egg.....
by dan-o
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AAOF Fish Fry, Sat., Sept. 12th
Replies: 25
Views: 2502

Re: AAOF Fish Fry, Sat., Sept. 12th

I see a couple hotels close by including the gaming resort. Anybody have any camping details? Other than hot as hell in a tent, lol. Motorhome hookup at the club?
by dan-o
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: no more airboats in ENP?
Replies: 38
Views: 4201

Re: no more airboats in ENP?

lilly-Pad wrote:I would be interested in knowing what if any success other clubs or airboaters have had in dealing with the NPS
Good luck, pretty standard stuff for the NPS. They kicked 'em out of the Lake Woodruff NWR in the sixties. Scares the ducks.
by dan-o
Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: no more airboats in ENP?
Replies: 38
Views: 4201

Re: no more airboats in ENP?

Wow. Unbelievable. Equally disturbing is there's only 568 views and only 12 replies. This should scare everybody. I've been airboating a long time and never been in ENP. Guess I better hurry. What can we do now?
by dan-o
Mon Jul 27, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

however I did get a buddy to hold on to the wire contacts while I spun it and it didnt knock the **** out of him! :D So does this make any since to ya'll? BB Yea be careful spinning those things around on the bench. lol. Guess how I know....... LOL. I TRIED TO TELL YOU. :lol: :lol: :lol: Guess that...
by dan-o
Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: WHO MAKES A 10' GORE STYLE HULL??
Replies: 11
Views: 4131

Re: WHO MAKES A 10' GORE STYLE HULL??

I think Predator makes the small Gore. Look thru their pics. Looks like they can make it light too!
by dan-o
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:55 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

Brotherbob wrote: however I did get a buddy to hold on to the wire contacts while I spun it and it didnt knock the **** out of him! :D
So does this make any since to ya'll?
BB
Yea be careful spinning those things around on the bench. lol. Guess how I know.......
by dan-o
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

well I'm no expert by any stretch. but I have seen several run on their engine stand with no prop. don't punch it easy to over rev is what I've been told.
by dan-o
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

Yes you ground the mags to kill them. Make sure the points open and close. Ok to start engine with out a prop but idle only.
by dan-o
Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: oil Cooler
Replies: 12
Views: 1952

Re: oil Cooler

Looks like the factory oil cooler. I've been told ain't nothing better. If it ain't broke....
by dan-o
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

And conduit is cheap. Lol. Thats why us other tight asses use it.
by dan-o
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

CGR you're a good man. Your parents should be proud. Here's where im at. I pretty much agree on see if you can get it running. the cage, seat stand, the rest of the rigging is where i would be most careful. If you've never seen a prop get into a cage and disintegrate, maybe people don't understand. ...
by dan-o
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

Conduit rots from the inside out. Won't know half the issues till something bad happens.
by dan-o
Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

I am a certified cheap a$$..... so, if it were my $200 investment, I would see if I could find a prop to suit it, pull the plugs out, take a look at the pistons with a bore scope, squirt some WD into the cylinders, with no plugs.... turn the prop until your arm cant do it any more, drop the oil, ad...
by dan-o
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Blue Creek in Astor
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Blue Creek in Astor

Gotcha. Not great airboat country here. As you have figured I guess. Most of us prefer kissimmee or 46 south. You guys in cocoa need to do a rain dance.
by dan-o
Sun Jun 07, 2015 1:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

Aeroshell 100. 50w. Sams club, auto parts store or airport. Usually av gas ll100 with occasional doses of half 93. Some guys run nothing but 93. Not for me. Like bigun said scrap the metal works jack the motor out of the boat (leave it on the stand) go to work on it. Slow your roll. It'll be awhile ...
by dan-o
Sun Jun 07, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Switching from aircraft to car Motor...need advice!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Switching from aircraft to car Motor...need advice!!!!

titan wrote:I just like the free feel of a ac.
Yeeeeeep! :thumbleft:
by dan-o
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Switching from aircraft to car Motor...need advice!!!!
Replies: 27
Views: 4639

Re: Switching from aircraft to car Motor...need advice!!!!

Unless money is no problem run the 540 for gods sake. Wait, wanna sell it?
by dan-o
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....
Replies: 91
Views: 12162

Re: First airboat. Have no idea what Ive got myself into....

It's a Lycoming 4 cylinder. The motor experts will clue you in to exactly what model and possible horsepower. I've seen worse starts. Lol. First, take it all apart. Trash all the metal work. If it has sat long enough for the prop to rot off, nothing can be trusted. stringers in the hull are probably...
by dan-o
Sat Jun 06, 2015 11:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Blue Creek in Astor
Replies: 18
Views: 3416

Re: Blue Creek in Astor

It's not what you're looking for. Best airboating is out on the lake in the shallow stuff from the jetties north. Southwest side, mouth of juniper springs up into juniper run. Careful going to juniper. Silver glen about halfway up the lake. North to salt springs from there. East side, small pasture....
by dan-o
Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Old Panther re-do.
Replies: 4
Views: 1512

Re: Old Panther re-do.

Cool mojoe, post some pics! If I see you I'll stop we'll get some photos.

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