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by Bushman
Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stolen airboat post
Replies: 0
Views: 1239

Stolen airboat post

I remember in the last couple weeks seeing a green square nosed fiberglass airboat, four cylinder boat that had been stolen in the south Florida area. I'm not sure what site I saw this on but I am curious if the boat is still missing and a picture. A friend of mine showed me a boat that he's working...
by Bushman
Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: TEL FLEX THROTTLE CABLE
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: TEL FLEX THROTTLE CABLE

I used a new motorcycle clutch cable, cut the end off and pulled the cable out. Bought stainless braided wire and it came out sweet.
by Bushman
Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: TEL FLEX THROTTLE CABLE
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: TEL FLEX THROTTLE CABLE

If your pulling the lever on the carb at the bottom and you rotate the arm 180 degrees wouldn't it need to be pushed at the top?
by Bushman
Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: TEL FLEX THROTTLE CABLE
Replies: 17
Views: 1814

Re: TEL FLEX THROTTLE CABLE

sounds like James needs to go the other way, move your cable connection on the gas pedal up or closer to the pivot point on the gas pedal
by Bushman
Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: aluminum hull which one to buy
Replies: 52
Views: 3257

Re: aluminum hull which one to buy

You can't go wrong with Hamant, quality all the way!
by Bushman
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Results from race , let's hear them
Replies: 180
Views: 5824

Re: Results from race , let's hear them

I was told Dave Hart was the fastest, is that not true?
by Bushman
Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: having trouble getting a 200 lyc. to turn over when hot
Replies: 24
Views: 1517

Re: having trouble getting a 200 lyc. to turn over when hot

I had the same problem on my 180 Lycoming, added a separate ground cable directly
to the starter mounting bolt and the problem was gone!
by Bushman
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: crossbow & broadhead
Replies: 10
Views: 1098

Re: crossbow & broadhead

Stop being a wuss and get a compound Bo. You can't use it during bow season on the marsh unless you are disabled....mentally does not count...lol
by Bushman
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lets talk panel switches
Replies: 22
Views: 1712

Re: Lets talk panel switches

Heavy Duty 20 amp, buys the rubber boots also, overkill on the amps
for simple on/off switches but nice quality and decent price.

Probably have to copy and paste this into your browser as I couldn't
make it a hyperlink


http://www.wiringproducts.com/contents/en-us/d130.html
by Bushman
Sun Dec 18, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: (electrical) difficult to start on 0-470. any ideas?
Replies: 20
Views: 1643

Re: (electrical) difficult to start on 0-470. any ideas?

I used to have that problem, my issue was ground to the starter. I ran a cable straight from the battery ground to one of the bolts that hold the starter on the motor. Problem solved for me.
by Bushman
Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: BIG BUCK (the 5 yr payoff )
Replies: 17
Views: 1699

Re: BIG BUCK (the 5 yr payoff )

You still braggin about that buck...lol You must have been hunting him when he was a spike seeing as you said it took 5 years...lol... just bustin your chops Bo, better than any Buck I've ever shot!
Congrats bud!
by Bushman
Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: airboat hulls
Replies: 32
Views: 1858

Re: airboat hulls

Cheap is not always better but they work. I just bought a 12' Hamant Ultra light after running a round sided aluminum hull for 22 years. The difference is like night and day, 50% better gas mileage, jumps on a plane at 1800 rpm, runs free in the water, turns awesome, runs dry with 2 people effortles...
by Bushman
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:57 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 4-Cyl Mag Questions
Replies: 26
Views: 2047

Re: Lycoming 4-Cyl Mag Questions

I am no expert but I believe the impulse mag has a mechanical coupler device that retards the timing slightly when cranking the motor. This prevents the motor from pre-igniting or kicking the motor in reverse and breaking gears in the front case. Once the motor starts the timing on the impulse mag w...
by Bushman
Tue Feb 01, 2011 6:00 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: replacing poly on a 17ft alum hull?
Replies: 5
Views: 528

Re: replacing poly on a 17ft alum hull?

Unbolt the old poly, flip the boat over and block it up good and safe. The pain is you need to drill the poly from underneath the hull so you can use the old holes in the hull. Make sure whoever is drilling knows where you are on top or someone could get hurt!
by Bushman
Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Re-magnetizing magneto rotors
Replies: 3
Views: 798

Re: Re-magnetizing magneto rotors

Dusty at Rhodes Airboat Service 321-984-1767, he has a machine that does this. It does work!
by Bushman
Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Phillips 66 oil
Replies: 13
Views: 989

Re: Phillips 66 oil

the company is Fleetwing in Cocoa (321) 636-5691
by Bushman
Tue Aug 10, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: losing lots of oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: losing lots of oil

I finally looked it up and for a PE150 engine 0.012LB/BHP/HR which means 0.012 pounds of oil for say 150 HP average (whatever RPM your PE150 takes to make 150HP) and multiply 0.012 x 150 HP = .82 lbs of oil. A quart of oil weighs about 1.5 pounds. When you are riding and constantly rev the engine yo...
by Bushman
Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: losing lots of oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1304

Re: losing lots of oil

If you look up the engine specs. I believe the normal oil consumption rate is about what you are seeing. I'll see if I can find my 220 GPU engine manual and repost.
by Bushman
Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:42 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: proper way to approach a blind corner????
Replies: 34
Views: 2173

Re: proper way to approach a blind corner????

Im with grupr on this one, I go like I drive. If its a right turn I stay inside, a left turn I stay outside. If someone is heading straight at me I go right, and If I cant go right, well then it's an oh sh!t situation and depending whats around me I do my best to act accordingly. I usually ease out...
by Bushman
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Trim Tab Install
Replies: 19
Views: 4661

Re: Trim Tab Install

Bushman, I checked my actuators and they are the 2 1/4 travel units, I will call lenco and see about trading to the 102xd. As far as installing the tab, my hull is aluminum with the customary 1 inch tab sticking out the back of the boat from the bottom, Do I just bolt the trim tab on above that? How...
by Bushman
Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Trim Tab Install
Replies: 19
Views: 4661

Re: Trim Tab Install

Cntry Exactly! Sheared off or break, who cares. Didn't matter to me. The nylon nuts haven't damaged my Q Series prop at all. Might sting if one hit you but that is the only drawback I can think of. Having 4 1/4 inches of travel is sweet for getting the tab way off the ground so you don't damage it l...
by Bushman
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:35 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Trim Tab Install
Replies: 19
Views: 4661

Re: Trim Tab Install

I have run a Lenco trim tab with no problem for the last 3 years. I run dry allot and dry load onto my trailer. I will say that Lenco makes 2 basic types of actuators and I use the 102XD series as they have 4 1/4 inches of travel as compared to the 101XD that only has 2 1/4 inches of travel. I also ...
by Bushman
Sun May 16, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: loud screech at shut down
Replies: 4
Views: 691

Re: loud screech at shut down

check your alternator bracket and belt to make sure everything is good, mine started screeching several months ago and the bracket had cracked.
by Bushman
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looks like it's Brevard's turn!
Replies: 18
Views: 1282

Re: Looks like it's Brevard's turn!

When the Brevard County Commission approved the Upper St. John Heritage Parkway I knew we were in trouble. Now this crap. Its bad enough what the SJRWMD has done to our river, now the developers are moving in on our marsh. I hope this is the rainiest year ever so Viera floods and they see their mist...
by Bushman
Mon Mar 01, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: OIL the truth!
Replies: 20
Views: 1454

Re: OIL the truth!

Not sure what is normal ppm levels for the other oils is, but I used to buy this for my diesel. I used it because a mechanic friend reccomended this type of oil because of the high zinc and phosphorus levels. I just thought I'd throw in my 2 cents. The 15W-40 Rotella T with Triple Protection oil has...

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