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by Sniper
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 11544

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

What you have done may be a game changer for small Airboats, the motorcycle motors out now a day produce a lot of hp with out a lot a weight the GSXR Suzuki motors and the Hyabosa motors plus Yamaha and Kawasaki all have high HP motors that are very reliable and bought cheap from a wrecked bike and ...
by Sniper
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 11544

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

You did a hell of a job on this build I'm very impressed, what was the final sprocket size you used and what gear did you use on the motor 2nd ? also what is your cruse RPM on the motor ? awesome job the boat seems to preform very well
by Sniper
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 14 lives saved with Airboat in two days
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: 14 lives saved with Airboat in two days

Thanks Buddy I'm real proud of them , they are a real good bunch of guys
by Sniper
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 14 lives saved with Airboat in two days
Replies: 5
Views: 443

Re: 14 lives saved with Airboat in two days

well there are a lot of people out there that do not like Airboats or Airboaters so I tray to help everyone out that wants to learn to drive one, they are a useful tool to search and rescue but even with the SAR community we have to prove our selves and educate them on what a useful tool Airboats are
by Sniper
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 14 lives saved with Airboat in two days
Replies: 5
Views: 443

14 lives saved with Airboat in two days

This is the story on the guys at the Van Meter Fire Dept that I trained last summer , I could not be more proud of them, they did exactly what I trained them to do and ended up saving 14 lives in two days and a big thanks to Diamondback Airboats for all the help and support they gave us in getting t...
by Sniper
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lost a legend and airboating Knowledge
Replies: 13
Views: 976

Re: Lost a legend and airboating Knowledge

Dang I hate to hear this, Paul and I were good friends, he used to try to hide from me when we would go riding together
he was a great guy and he will be missed
by Sniper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: navigation gps
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: navigation gps

I have GPS on my Humminbird side scan unit I have on the boat but I also have a Garmin hand held for a back up
by Sniper
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 2918

Re: The Game Changer

I think whats nice about this set up is you have an affordable set up and its a new motor not a 50 year old non Airworthy rebuilt motor also you can go to any auto parts house and get parts for it even on the week ends at a reasonable price, Aircraft parts you can't just go buy anywhere and there is...
by Sniper
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Alaskan hunting Mini
Replies: 86
Views: 5953

Re: Alaskan hunting Mini

A rotax ultra light motor would be perfect for that little boat they even come with a gear box they produce a lot of HP for the weight of the motor
by Sniper
Tue May 28, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 2601

Re: Building a 70k airboat

My Boat was 65,000 and that was back in 2012 and its a Rescue Boat best I can remember the PCM LSA was over 18,000.00
by Sniper
Mon May 13, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How much weight can you carry
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: How much weight can you carry

Well being a Search & Rescue guy I have had times where I had to transport as many as possible but I still do it in a safe way, its all about how much they weigh and where to position them in the boat just like an Airplane its all about weight and balance even then I try to stay at safe speeds a...
by Sniper
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water Walker vs sensenich
Replies: 21
Views: 1932

Re: Water Walker vs sensenich

I cant say anything about water walker but I have been running Sensenich props since 2003on my SAR Airboats and have made 898 rescues in all kinds of extreme conditions running their props and never ever had one fail me and their customer service is nothing less than fantastic
by Sniper
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine help on a 16X8
Replies: 6
Views: 594

Re: Engine help on a 16X8

My SAR airboat is a 16x8 Diamondback built it for me in 2012 and I have worked 4 major floods with it and a lot of hrs just handling local issues and I have the PCM LSA engine in it and all I have done to it has been changing the oil and put gas in it and I did up grade the electric water pump for t...
by Sniper
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Scorpion hulls
Replies: 6
Views: 947

Re: Scorpion hulls

There is a Guy on here named Gladescat talk to him he has one with a 6 cylinder on it
by Sniper
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Okeechobee Video
Replies: 8
Views: 787

Re: Okeechobee Video

Awesome video got a buddy that lives out there on the Lake
by Sniper
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kim, S. korea looking for info
Replies: 4
Views: 662

Re: Kim, S. korea looking for info

Tell mr Kim if he needs for some one to come over and teach them how to drive and test the boat safely I be more than happy to take care of that for them once they get one built
by Sniper
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Revolver chest rig
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Revolver chest rig

Just built this for my Major at my PD he wanted something that looked like it was made in the early 1900's so I used all brass hardware and brass stay's instead of snaps and leather for the straps instead of Nylon webbing like I usually use this was my first attempt at making a chest rig for a short...
by Sniper
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Revolver chest rig
Replies: 0
Views: 174

Revolver chest rig

Just built this for my Major at my PD he wanted something that looked like it was made in the early 1900's so I used all brass hardware and brass stay's instead of snaps and leather for the straps instead of Nylon webbing like I usually use this was my first attempt at making a chest rig for a short...
by Sniper
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What to power my new boat with
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: What to power my new boat with

The LS Engine is the best Airboat motor ever made especially for a boat that size
by Sniper
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Unloading airboat
Replies: 25
Views: 2166

Re: Unloading airboat

the coolest idea i have ever seen was from another Georgia Airboater , he bolted a roller on the trailer about a third of the way down where the bow curve ends and runs is winch strap under it and back up to the eye where you attach you bow strap and then simply winches the boat off the trailer nice...
by Sniper
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19123

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Well let me know if you sell this one I have a Fireman in Iowa that is looking for a boat just like that
by Sniper
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 19123

Re: High School Airboat Build II

that boat looks awesome, what did you do with it after you finished it, did you sell it ?
by Sniper
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Fatality
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Airboat Fatality

good advice I always make sure mine are tuned off when I work on my boat , kinda like unplugging the cord on a power tool when you work on it
by Sniper
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 11544

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

I really curious to see how this boat preforms after you get it finished, you have certainly done a nice job on it so far though
by Sniper
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Florida commercial operator regs.
Replies: 22
Views: 1405

Re: New Florida commercial operator regs.

Capt Steve you have the right mind set about maybe you will learn something,not thinking that way is what got everybody in to this mess to begin with some people thinking just because they been driving an Airboat for a lot of years that they know what they are doing and can't be taught a better way ...

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