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by mojoe
Fri May 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How much weight can you carry
Replies: 7
Views: 463

Re: How much weight can you carry

Those coast guard recommendations tell you how many people or how much weight to be safe. Since airboats are inherently not safe, the sticker could only say 0 passengers!!!
by mojoe
Sun May 05, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Boat sinks at ramp - Black Point Marina
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Boat sinks at ramp - Black Point Marina

Trailers have always been notoriously under maintained. Now that everybody wants their saltwater boats on aluminum trailers it’s even worse. They think “aluminum doesn’t ever rust” and don’t do anything to get the salt off. Walk through the line of trailers at any saltwater ramp and look at how many...
by mojoe
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Boat sinks at ramp - Black Point Marina
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Boat sinks at ramp - Black Point Marina

stupid is as stupid does
by mojoe
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage

39803C4C-FE2A-47C5-BC25-D9C52E35D1D2.jpeg Maybe it’s overkill, but on some bolts that I have had trouble with or I otherwise didn’t trust, I drilled a small hole and tie them off A/C style. Hopefully the wire keeps them from backing out, but if it doesn’t, I will be able to see that it moved before...
by mojoe
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage
Replies: 17
Views: 778

Re: Reflecting on Maiden Voyage

Welcome to SA! Periodically check all nuts and bolts for tightness, one falling off can go thru the prop and explode it. x2 At the ramp, every time you stop & back at home! :salute: Start with replacing this bolt with the correct length! :thumbleft: nut.PNG X2 Visual check everything constantly...
by mojoe
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water Walker vs sensenich
Replies: 21
Views: 1386

Re: Water Walker vs sensenich

OneBFC wrote:
I stand behind my advice, customer service is the #1 thing to look for. All manufacturers have the exact same challenges and issues with props in service.


Take that advice. In props and everything else you buy. No manufacturer is without issue, some just handle them better than others!!
by mojoe
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: New deer hunting rules for the 2019-20 season
Replies: 1
Views: 282

Re: New deer hunting rules for the 2019-20 season

They sent out a survey, read the responses, then made changes to reflect the opinions received that made sense with the science and made it more fun for kids. It’s almost like they know what they are doing.... almost! Personally, I would rather not have dogs running deer during muzzleloader season, ...
by mojoe
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Thoughts on 4 cylinder boats
Replies: 18
Views: 1045

Re: Thoughts on 4 cylinder boats

Not all 4cyl are created equal. They range in hp from about 90-200+. The hulls/riggings/weight vary and set up is a big deal. Some run awesome! Some don’t. If you are looking at a boat, bring somebody that knows what they are looking at and for heavens sake, don’t buy anything unless you run it first!
by mojoe
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub
Replies: 25
Views: 1086

Re: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub

Run it with the rest of the bolts off. She will come loose for sure!
by mojoe
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who is driving my boat home for me Saturday?
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Who is driving my boat home for me Saturday?

Funny how that is. I intentionally avoid the busy times on the water locally also, but for some reason feel compelled to go down to Kissimmee when it is the busiest?
by mojoe
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Video request
Replies: 46
Views: 2726

Re: Video request

100% that thing sounds RIGHT!!
by mojoe
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 2046

Re: freedom ride water?

This should give you more places to stop than you will have time for.

Miles Point is the “event” but there will be boats everywhere.
by mojoe
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 2046

Re: freedom ride water?

That little ranger will do everything you need it too. You don’t need GPS coordinates. Just follow the crowd. Say hi, meet some people, tag along. If you have Motion X I can send you some GPS coordinates. PM me. But trust me you won’t need them. Everybody knows somebody who is waiting on somebody el...
by mojoe
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 2046

Re: freedom ride water?

Run what ya brung! Just be safe out there. Should be enough water for everybody after all this rain.... even you “under $30k” CM boats!
by mojoe
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stuck near puzzle lake
Replies: 12
Views: 797

Re: Stuck near puzzle lake

Many of the places we run, it would be easier to get a wrecker in than it would any boat Sea Tow owns :scratch:
by mojoe
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First airboat project
Replies: 30
Views: 2106

Re: First airboat project

Enjoy your toy, be safe, and don’t let the green sticky sticky discourage you. February through June are the stickiest months for airboating around here.
by mojoe
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 33622

Re: Redfish Reports

Coastslider wrote:. Wouldn’t have kept the trout or flounder, but she says she’s sick of eating redfish. :scratch:


I wonder if fish taste different over there? I wouldn’t have kept the redfish if I had flounder and trout!
by mojoe
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 70x40 prop
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: 70x40 prop

Maybe, maybe no.

Not all 350DD push the same. That being said, I ran a 72x40 LXL on a 350DD and it was the right wood prop (if there is such a thing).
by mojoe
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What are your must have supplies.
Replies: 10
Views: 903

Re: What are your must have supplies.

It started with basic tools and grew to fill a 3’ dry box. After a while I went to pick up that box and realized I needed to go through it. Ended up getting rid of a bunch of stuff. Now it is growing again and probably needs another cleaning. One thing I have to consciously remember is a lighter. Ev...
by mojoe
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: spark plug gap lycoming
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: spark plug gap lycoming

I gap mine at 40
by mojoe
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Is my thinking correct about reduction and pitch?
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Is my thinking correct about reduction and pitch?

Ya. Theory behind giving her a higher gear ratio and more pitch is sound. Only question is: will more pitch be enough to counteract the additional gear ratio or will you be better off with more prop also if you go that route. Of course, you could just take out pitch now and get more snap. Your WOT R...
by mojoe
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Re: IntercomHheadsets/GPS "recomendations"

Hands down the Bluetooth noise cancelling headsets designed for motorcycle helmets, installed in ear muffs is the way to go. His Sennas are clearly the best. I have a couple cheaper ones I made from some I ordered from the rainforest for $40 ea. They are trikcky to pair with a third rider and the ba...
by mojoe
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0470 overheating and running rough
Replies: 45
Views: 2201

Re: 0470 overheating and running rough

Sorry you are in this predicament. Airboats are a love hate thing for sure. Before you do anything, decide what you want to have when you are done. Do you want a big heavy boat with a heated cab and a big block? Do you love this boat and just wish the motor worked? If it’s right for you, then you ha...
by mojoe
Sat Sep 22, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O320 160hp over heating and running rough
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: O320 160hp over heating and running rough

is it the right carb with the right jet nozzle?...if its running rough it may just be a mag, plug or wire problem....try a mag drop test at 1800rpm and see if ya got an ign problem...might be a busted impulse spring or carbon track or etc. I recommend paying attention here to this guidance. You sai...
by mojoe
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0470 overheating and running rough
Replies: 45
Views: 2201

Re: 0470 overheating and running rough

One of the great things about this site is the wealth of knowledge available. The trick is identifying it when it is given. You should follow John Fenners advice. Running avgas and making sure timing is right is cheap and simple compared to the damage detonation causes. Avgas not only has higher oct...

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