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by BenBad
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Nebraska Airboaters
Topic: 2019 Nebraska Flood.
Replies: 2
Views: 422

2019 Nebraska Flood.

Here is the area that our campground is at. Still have not been down to the trailer and my boat. Hope to walk in there this week end.

by BenBad
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Head sets
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Head sets

It would depend on the model of headset you was using. The 20S-Evo and the 30K models that I use will do that.
by BenBad
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19242

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Swamper2 here is what I found in one of the early posts. The engine is a EA81 Stratus engine
by BenBad
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you on this site. It has been another great year of reading and learning or just having a great laugh. Take care and keep on sliding.
by BenBad
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"

Gator Tail,
You can contact me by email, phone or through the website. Check out the website for information on the 3 different models of intercoms.
I am available by phone in the evenings from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM CST if you have any questions.
by BenBad
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking for data about how many airboats in America.
Replies: 14
Views: 1510

Re: Looking for data about how many airboats in America.

The last count on registered airboats in Nebraska was a few years ago and I was told at that time there was about 800.
by BenBad
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"

Slidin Gator,
I have never ran across any headsets that will cover everything that you are needing in one package.
by BenBad
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"

Hello Gator tail, I would recommend the S20EVO Sena intercom. You can look it up on Sena's website. I mount them to 3M 105 Peltor earmuffs and there is nothing installed on the boat. They will pair up to 8 headsets, have built in FM radio, and can pair up with a GPS that is Bluetooth enabled. You ca...
by BenBad
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 400 sbc build
Replies: 16
Views: 1062

Re: 400 sbc build

Supersteak217 Here is the specs for my setup that I am very happy with. I now have a 2.4 - 1 belt drive instead of the 2 - 1 and I really like it. Here is the specs that I have for it: 2 bolt main SBC 400 Comp Cams PN 12-433-8 Grind XR288HP-10 Full Roller valve train. Scat Engine Rotating assembly 4...
by BenBad
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Front or rear driver ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: Front or rear driver ?

Rear Driver, Have the front seat low enough so that the adults have their shoulders about level with your knees so as to not obstruct your view.
by BenBad
Sun May 27, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New to airboats Corvair powered what’s it worth
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: New to airboats Corvair powered what’s it worth

JMO, I would pass also. I had a 14 X 6 as my first boat. The hull is to narrow. A wider hull will give you more stability. I have never heard of anyone that has been happy with a Corvair engine. Please put where you are located in your profile and maybe someone in your area will know of something th...
by BenBad
Wed May 09, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: is my boat set up right ????????
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: is my boat set up right ????????

What nebraskaairboater said............
by BenBad
Wed May 02, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: is my boat set up right ????????
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: is my boat set up right ????????

Achiggy, You stated that you have a 2:1 drive. If your engine is turning 5000 RPM then your prop will be spinning 2500 RPM. You need to take pitch out of the blade to allow the engine to turn more RPMs to get the prop speed up. I used to run a stock 400 SBC with a 2:1 belt drive on a 14 foot BullFro...
by BenBad
Wed May 02, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: is my boat set up right ????????
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: is my boat set up right ????????

I guess I should have asked if it is a wood prop. If it is a wood prop you have what you have and it would be the wrong prop for that motor. I do not know how to read the pitch on a wood prop but they are not adjustable and you would need a different prop.
by BenBad
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: is my boat set up right ????????
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: is my boat set up right ????????

Is 4200 RPM wide open throttle? Which 2 blade sensenich propeller do you have? A car engine should turn 5000 RPM or more. If 4200 RPM is wide open your blades need to be pitched differently. Let us know where you are located and maybe someone close to you can help get the blades pitched properly.
by BenBad
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Palm Beach's Annual Show Feb 24th & 25th 2018
Replies: 24
Views: 3146

Re: Palm Beach's Annual Show Feb 24th & 25th 2018

Mary Ann,
I will email you and cut a check tonight for the Aluminum 6 CYL or more Aircraft:
by BenBad
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Gravity Feed Gas Tank
Replies: 17
Views: 3232

Re: Gravity Feed Gas Tank

Just my opinion but I would use an electric pump and put a pressure regulator on it so not to push to much pressure to the carb and have the tank low so not to add top weight to the boat.
by BenBad
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally

13 miles from my house here in Nebraska close to Omaha.
by BenBad
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally

Here is a movie of still shots. This one list the race winners also. I did not film or take any of these pictures. Who ever it was did a great job.
by BenBad
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Re: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally

I am not sure who did the video. It was a great weekend. These races were on Saturday and we had an unannounced course race on Sunday. I think they may do the races on 2 days next year as so many liked the course race also.
by BenBad
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Platteview Productions 2017 Rally
Replies: 9
Views: 1407

Platteview Productions 2017 Rally

One fun day and looking forward to next year already.

by BenBad
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Bear is Back ! ! !
Replies: 12
Views: 1500

Re: The Bear is Back ! ! !

Glad to hear that. Welcome back........
by BenBad
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??
Replies: 61
Views: 6186

Re: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??

Hello Fire805, Sniper is the person to lessen to when it comes to SAR information. I would also recommend that whoever is going to be the operator on the boat to get training from Sniper or someone he recommends. You definitely want a reduction drive unit. I started out with a direct drive and was a...
by BenBad
Tue May 09, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Wanting to say "Thank you"
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Wanting to say "Thank you"

I will agree with all you. All of my dealings with Tom, Tracey and their crew have been great. They are fun to work with also and that just adds to the good work they produce also.
by BenBad
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: new hull and who to use
Replies: 19
Views: 3336

Re: new hull and who to use

Here is one of the builders in Nebraska. He will build it out to just about any point you would like. Do not leave a message for him just try back till he answers.......
http://www.nirbuiltairboats.com/index.html

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