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by T. Gaffney
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ricochet Airboat Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2623

Re: Ricochet Airboat Question

That ol' lamb hull is pretty quick. Held its own on an oval track back in the day...
by T. Gaffney
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: I'm drinking EcoTech Kool-Aide
Replies: 71
Views: 9836

Re: I'm drinking EcoTech Kool-Aide

That's about 40 lbs less than an LS3 with a rotator. I think the advantage is the 10 inches in length that you save along with some fuel savings, depending on the setup.
by T. Gaffney
Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Why are Non-foam filled airfoil rudders riveted
Replies: 9
Views: 1333

Re: Why are Non-foam filled airfoil rudders riveted

Airgator started foam filling welded rudders back in the 60's because the welds were breaking. The foam provides rigidity and reduces stress on the welds. You don't have that problem with riveted rudders.
by T. Gaffney
Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: AirGlide Airboat Hull
Replies: 25
Views: 3888

Re: AirGlide Airboat Hull

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by T. Gaffney
Fri Nov 01, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum trailer's. Who's got them at a resonable price?
Replies: 35
Views: 5412

Re: Aluminum trailer's. Who's got them at a resonable price?

In my opinion, the finest aluminum airboat trailer you can buy is a Rolls. Their patented axle and torsion system with a lifetime warranty is a plus as well. To my knowledge, all of the aluminum airboat trailers made today are a copy of theirs anyhow. I was building aluminum airboat trailers for Eli...
by T. Gaffney
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: anybody know what kind of hull this is?
Replies: 17
Views: 3228

Re: anybody know what kind of hull this is?

Looks like an old Lamb hull to me. I think you're right. I came back to this thread to say the same thing and feel kind of silly for not noticing the first time. That was the first hull Dad raced on an oval track in the 60's, on the side of 192 in Melbourne. Dad helped Billy Lamb put the spray rail...
by T. Gaffney
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: anybody know what kind of hull this is?
Replies: 17
Views: 3228

Re: anybody know what kind of hull this is?

The square bow, flat front and slow rake sure looks like a kennedy to me. Also, the a spray rails look the same too.

I could be wrong but it sure looks like someone was building a little bit different hull using a kennedy foundation.
by T. Gaffney
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: anybody know what kind of hull this is?
Replies: 17
Views: 3228

Re: anybody know what kind of hull this is?

Not sure exactly but it looks like it has ties to a kennedy/Panacraft.
by T. Gaffney
Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Motor choice question.
Replies: 38
Views: 3169

Re: Motor choice question.

I understand and appreciate all the input. I hate to sound stupid, but help me understand how the 502 could outperform the 383 if they make the same hp at the same rpm. There is only about 70ft lb of torque difference between the two and the small block is lighter. Does that little bit of torque ma...
by T. Gaffney
Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 1977 Aircat
Replies: 8
Views: 892

Re: 1977 Aircat

I am going to pick up a 1977 Aircat tomorrow. It will be the first airboat I have ever owned. I know nothing about it except that it is in my price range it runs and Ive always wanted an airboat. I found the brochure for 1972 on here but they apparently changed a few things up in 5 years. If anyone...
by T. Gaffney
Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Central Fl Bear Hunters Annual Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Central Fl Bear Hunters Annual Meeting

That's good to hear.
by T. Gaffney
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Central Fl Bear Hunters Annual Meeting
Replies: 6
Views: 1053

Re: Central Fl Bear Hunters Annual Meeting

Brad should look into making a website with a paypal option to join. If people on this site knew everything cfbha does to fight for our hunting rights, I bet you could pick up quite a few members and support.
by T. Gaffney
Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:46 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Counter Rotators on the market
Replies: 12
Views: 9424

Re: Counter Rotators on the market

I'm curious as to the need for counter rotators of any style. I know there is torque reaction without, but I notice, at least on Thunder on the Loup, all the fast boats run a regular gear or belt, and even with 800 hp they run a 3 blade. A while back I had a 725 hp boat with a 4 blade S and the tor...
by T. Gaffney
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Counter Rotators on the market
Replies: 12
Views: 9424

Re: Counter Rotators on the market

The props on the belt driven unit turn at different speeds/RPMs. The prop speeds are even on the Panther gear to gear resulting in complete torque cancellation. It's also lighter. Both are great units but I believe the gear to gear has the advantage when it comes to performance. I would love to see ...
by T. Gaffney
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Favorite Vintage Photo's
Replies: 71
Views: 8104

Re: Favorite Vintage Photo's

I always liked this old Panther ad from a 1975 airboating magazine too. Paul Dixon provided us with that old magazine and we have it uploaded here if you want a good read: http://www.southernairboat.com/pdf/5-74-magazine.pdf (4.5 meg.) http://southernairboat.com/photopost/data/513/page-008-web.jpg ...
by T. Gaffney
Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Maiden Voyage of oleman's F/G Airgator
Replies: 49
Views: 4638

Re: The Maiden Voyage of oleman's F/G Airgator

Airboat_Fever wrote:hey its no problem im glad we could get all of this info on this boat. And yes, Mr. Gaffney that is the boat we wanted the sticker for thank you for giving it to us.
It was my pleasure. Glad to hear you're enjoying the boat!
by T. Gaffney
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Maiden Voyage of oleman's F/G Airgator
Replies: 49
Views: 4638

Re: The Maiden Voyage of oleman's F/G Airgator

The real FACTS from the ole man that was there the whole time and knows the real facts....just had to chime in . In 1971 at Grasshopper on Lorna Dune Blvd in Orlando Fl, Charlie Bass and Tommy Baker built the plug for the mold and plug for top deck inside Grasshopper which resulted in the 12 ft Gra...
by T. Gaffney
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Maiden Voyage of oleman's F/G Airgator
Replies: 49
Views: 4638

Re: The Maiden Voyage of oleman's F/G Airgator

just for tonys inlightement 8) http://southernairboat.com/photopost/data/500/IMG_00098.jpg Danny Cruz took a widened wells hull(which came from the original grasshopper glass hull) and lengthened it to 17'. This belonged to the original American airboats(Airgator and Grasshopper combined). The last...
by T. Gaffney
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:20 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Georges belgium yacht about to breathe fire....
Replies: 35
Views: 6344

Re: Georges belgium yacht about to breathe fire....

Just doing a little math,That BBC is screamin RPM = Prop Speed 800 = 245 900 = 276 1000= 306 1500= 460 2000= 613 2500= 766 3000= 920 4000= 1226 5000= 1533 6000= 1840 Is the boat turning 6000 rpms? All of the boats that I have driven with a 3.26 gear turned 5000 to 5500 rpms like most other boats. T...
by T. Gaffney
Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:23 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: need info on picture
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: need info on picture

Thanks for the heads up, Rick.

Mr. Hanna, I sent you an email.
by T. Gaffney
Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: honda engines
Replies: 11
Views: 2037

Re: honda engines

http://www.airtrikes.net/engines.shtml found gear boxes for Honda engines and there reasonable priced I spoke with Vasilli about 3 years ago when I was looking into the G10s and I almost bought one of his boxes. I just couldn't bring myself to spend that much on a box for a mini. You're not talking...
by T. Gaffney
Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Gun Show (Old Guns)
Replies: 13
Views: 2015

Re: Gun Show (Old Guns)

This is a Winchester Model 04. Patent date is 1899. The first double picture is just a couple of generic shots of what they looked like. The rest is my dads gun which he mostly remade after finding it in a house fire in 1919 or early 1920. Its carved with a pocket knife and drawing knife. all the d...
by T. Gaffney
Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Loughmans Lake Lodge
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

Re: Loughmans Lake Lodge

Thought that was you and your boat I passed on my way to work at KSC this morning. I gotta stop working so much. :( That the reason you haven't been by to see the new airboat shop!? Hell you move every 3-4 months it hard to track you down. LOL. I'll get over there when you get back. We doing Mike's...
by T. Gaffney
Sat Nov 10, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Loughmans Lake Lodge
Replies: 16
Views: 1678

Re: Loughmans Lake Lodge

dan-o wrote:Thought that was you and your boat I passed on my way to work at KSC this morning. I gotta stop working so much. :(
That the reason you haven't been by to see the new airboat shop!?
by T. Gaffney
Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: A SAD DAY FOR THE USA INDEEED
Replies: 34
Views: 3186

Re: A SAD DAY FOR THE USA INDEEED

I'M 52 YEARS YOUNG, STARTED RIDING AIRBOATS WHEN MY DAD WOULD TIE ME IN THE SEAT WITH A ROPE AND TAKE ME WITH HIM TO THE GLADES. I WATCHED THEM BUILD ALLIGATOR ALLEY, NOW I-75 AND HAVE STEADILY WATCHED AS 'BIG BROTHER" STEADILY AND METHODICALLY TOOK AWAY OUR RIGHTS ONE BY ONE. I NOW HAVE TERMINAL C...

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