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by mojoe
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat Hull jet boat?
Replies: 10
Views: 1913

Re: Airboat Hull jet boat?

The are often referred to as jet-jons. Clint Rowe from On the Snap Fiberglass has made a few around here. Basically he cuts the bottom out of a jet ski, motor, motor mount and all and glasses it in to the bottom of an airboat hull. Then makes a little rigging for seats and controls. Not rocket surge...
by mojoe
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: EMT ladder stand chair??
Replies: 4
Views: 846

Re: EMT ladder stand chair??

Just make diagonal struts from rear legs back down to ladder frame uprights, couple good size washers welded to seat to strap to tree with a ratchet strap, plus a safety harness for you, in case you doze off, I know of a couple people that are partially paralyzed due to dozing off, falling and frac...
by mojoe
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: EMT ladder stand chair??
Replies: 4
Views: 846

EMT ladder stand chair??

I am getting ready to build another EMT ladder stand. I have a steel garden chair. Any thoughts on pros/cons of just making a ladder and just welding the chair to the top with some additional supports for the rear legs?

Any better ideas for the seat? Pics appreciated.
by mojoe
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: New member from bayou country
Replies: 6
Views: 2849

Re: New member from bayou country

Welcome to SA.
by mojoe
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 70” or 72” WW on a 220
Replies: 5
Views: 1847

Re: 70” or 72” WW on a 220

If you swap them out, you will say it has better low end push but you lost a little snap. If somebody swapped it out and didn’t tell you, you probably wouldn’t notice anything different.
by mojoe
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: navigation gps
Replies: 12
Views: 4200

Re: navigation gps

Good question. Full Size screen and a fixed mount... That would be cool!!
by mojoe
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Oil cooler hose
Replies: 9
Views: 1923

Re: Oil cooler hose

Hydraulic hoses.
Got 11 years out of my first set. Only replaced them because they “looked old”.

Also important is how you run them. Tie them off so they don’t/can’t rub or touch anywhere. Rubber vibrating against metal will eventually fail.
by mojoe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: navigation gps
Replies: 12
Views: 4200

Re: navigation gps

Polaris GPS (android device, free, no network required) Google Maps (no network or cell required if you download the maps for the area you run) I’m glad you found a good GPS app for Droid. Motion X for I-phone. And it’s the same , as long as you open the map while you have service, it continues to ...
by mojoe
Fri May 31, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: St Johns river riding
Replies: 6
Views: 2199

Re: St Johns river riding

Loughmans Lake Lodge.

I don’t know anything about lodging or camping there, we just pull up for a drink and something to eat. There is a new owner and there are rumors of changes coming. If it isn’t what you are looking for now, give it a few years and check back. Maybe.....
by mojoe
Fri May 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: How much weight can you carry
Replies: 7
Views: 741

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: 2704

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: 2704

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: 1030

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: 1030

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. Ev...
by mojoe
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water Walker vs sensenich
Replies: 21
Views: 4275

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: 2
Views: 1764

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: 1777

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: 3705

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: 479

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: 49
Views: 5372

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: 2584

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: 2584

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: 2584

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: 1010

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: 2587

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.

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