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by shiggs
Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lightheaded new 5000 lumen headlight
Replies: 24
Views: 4510

Re: Lightheaded new 5000 lumen headlight

I was doing some searching, and this came up... I'm in the market to buy some lights, and have a couple questions. For boat operation would you suggest running a headlight, or mounted led's? Does the 3800 or 5000 lumen headlight work as good as a handheld spotlight? I like to see objects well befor...
by shiggs
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup/Feb. 22 Airboats Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup/Feb. 22 Airboats Needed

Thanks to the folks that supported today's event. I know they appreciated it as well! :thumbright:
by shiggs
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup/Feb. 22 Airboats Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup/Feb. 22 Airboats Needed

I am out since my boat is in the build process, and Jason's out his boat is stuck in Seadrift with a broke trailer spring. He is headed down there Saturday to fix and bring home. Next year for sure. Yall be safe out there, call if anybody needs something, Ill steal a boat from the shop and come hel...
by shiggs
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup/Feb. 22 Airboats Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Re: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup/Feb. 22 Airboats Needed

Update: Event will run from 0900-1300 and lunch will be provided. They are asking folks with boats to show up a little early to get launched and ready to go by 0900. Thanks to the folks that replied already...I understand about the schedule conflicts. Let me know if you know of others that are plann...
by shiggs
Thu Feb 06, 2014 9:13 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup/Feb. 22 Airboats Needed
Replies: 10
Views: 2476

Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup/Feb. 22 Airboats Needed

We got the request to help with the trap cleanup again this year. Wrench and Kwowens helped us last year and we had a huge airboat turnout a few years ago. I am hoping for a good turnout this year!! They normally provide some good gumbo and we have always have a good time. I will post more details t...
by shiggs
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: anyone doing the crab trap cleanup
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: anyone doing the crab trap cleanup

Feb. 22...That is a Saturday.
by shiggs
Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: anyone doing the crab trap cleanup
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: anyone doing the crab trap cleanup

Myronja,

I will post up the info tonight or tomorrow. I got an email from the foundation that we help out the other day asking if we would be willing to help again. I told them we would and would try to round up some airboat support like the last few years.

Stay tuned,
sh
by shiggs
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Anyone notice this guy? Very cool airboat mission!
Replies: 3
Views: 1211

Re: Anyone notice this guy? Very cool airboat mission!

That sure was a refreshing video...what a great witness with a noble mission!
by shiggs
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Apologies for the massive photo upload!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1530

Re: Apologies for the massive photo upload!!!

Great work Tonia! Those are amazing...you have some God given talent for sure!
by shiggs
Tue Dec 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.2 LSA
Replies: 17
Views: 3649

Re: 6.2 LSA

He should find a good tuner and the power plant would be great. Once he starts spending the money for big block parts to top the power that the LSA could make he will be losing money not to mention adding more weight. I tend to agree with the above statement. Seems like with a little bit of change ...
by shiggs
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Pop up adds in classifieds / New Left Margin Ads-- (Merged)
Replies: 30
Views: 4015

New Left Margin Ads--Classified Section

What is the deal with the ads that pop up on the left margin now when you are in the classified section? It covers the thumbnail photos of the top 3-4 listed ads and there is no way to delete it. Irritating!
by shiggs
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: If I were to have 1050hp
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Re: If I were to have 1050hp

Dirtman, I am guessing I have around 650-700 hp, but I've never had it on a dyno to prove it. I am spinning them to about 5k rpms set just a little more than the 2 mark. You are correct on the NGRs being only one length if keeping the winglet with the 5-blade hub. I have R blades, which are trimmed ...
by shiggs
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: PRAYERS GOING OUT TO THE CARROL FAMLY.....
Replies: 117
Views: 10450

Re: PRAYERS GOING OUT TO THE CARROL FAMLY.....

Rick,

We will keep you and your family in our prayers!

sh
by shiggs
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Operation Quiet: 3.26 Counter Rotator/Dual NGR
Replies: 36
Views: 5375

Re: Operation Quiet: 3.26 Counter Rotator/Dual NGR

Quick update: I've had a few delays due to problems with the engine we put in. Upon startup, we noticed oil spraying out of the back end. That forced us to yank the gear box back off, remove the flywheel, drop the pan, oil pump and rear main bearing. We found that the builders forgot to install the ...
by shiggs
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: If I were to have 1050hp
Replies: 13
Views: 2473

Re: If I were to have 1050hp

If I remember right, Felber was talking about 5 S-blades at 86". The S-blade is a different animal and will probably not be apples to apples comparison with the blade you want to run. I am running 5 R-blades 82.5" with a 2.3 belt. I would like to try the 2.55 belt and throw more pitch in them, but m...
by shiggs
Wed May 01, 2013 9:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Operation Quiet: 3.26 Counter Rotator/Dual NGR
Replies: 36
Views: 5375

Re: Operation Quiet: 3.26 Counter Rotator/Dual NGR

Bruce wrote:i thought the cr gearbox could only run the lightweight warp style blades
I had a conversation with Jay when he was at Panther a few years back, and he said they ran a few with big blades. Tony may be right in that the hollow blades can accentuate the gear noise somewhat. We will see how it does.
by shiggs
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: oil
Replies: 7
Views: 937

Re: oil

540,

I talked with a Amsoil Tech one day about what to run in my 572's and after telling him the particulars like avg sustained rpm, load on the engine, etc, he recommended Dominator 15w-50.

Do you have any experience with the Dominator line...is it overkill?
by shiggs
Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Operation Quiet: 3.26 Counter Rotator/Dual NGR
Replies: 36
Views: 5375

Re: Operation Quiet: 3.26 Counter Rotator/Dual NGR

The engine went in this weekend coupled to the 3.26 CR gearbox, so soon I will be on to the rest of the puzzle. The prop will be the largest diameter available and I am still considering what to do with the exhaust. The offset inlet/outlet mufflers tend to be quieter than the straight through design...
by shiggs
Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Head lamp
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Head lamp

Lightheaded Hatlights LED version...You won't be disappointed.
by shiggs
Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Operation Quiet: 3.26 Counter Rotator/Dual NGR
Replies: 36
Views: 5375

Operation Quiet: 3.26 Counter Rotator/Dual NGR

I thought I would log my recent project and solicit any good suggestions that anyone may like to add. I want to create the quietest airboat I've ever heard, so here are my plans and some of what I've completed already. Powerplant: The original plans for the powerplant was to go LS to save some weigh...
by shiggs
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Nice little Thunder ride boat motor
Replies: 178
Views: 11405

Re: Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

helms24 wrote:
simpleman wrote:i heard it was 11,12,13,thats not to bad for a 82 inch prop nothing special just a well built ride motor :shock: oh yeah helms just wait up LOL
Yep, that guy in Texas is going to love that engine Simpleman...now Dave can start on urs... :cheers:

Where in Texas is this going to reside??
by shiggs
Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup Feb. 16
Replies: 21
Views: 4567

Re: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup Feb. 16

sorry Steve i want be able to make it, when i came in to work they told us they needed us to work saturday night. hope it turns out good, i know i have seen several traps in the cove behind my cabin up on the bank. No prob! I understand how that goes. Hope to see you soon. Thanks to Wrench and KO f...
by shiggs
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: air boat rental custom use price??
Replies: 14
Views: 2397

Re: air boat rental custom use price??

Yep...and commercial insurance tripled after the airboat claims associated with BP Cleanup. Even if you had no prior claims at all, you still get hit with paying the major increase.
by shiggs
Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Nice little Thunder ride boat motor
Replies: 178
Views: 11405

Re: Nice little Thunder ride boat motor

Waterthunder wrote:It's going on a customers ride boat I think he will be happy with it. It's brother will be next on the thrust tester and Were gonna try some different heads and cam and intake along with an EFI on the next one. It will be interesting to compare pitch RPM.s and thrust!
:thumbleft:
by shiggs
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup Feb. 16
Replies: 21
Views: 4567

Re: Anahuac Crab Trap Cleanup Feb. 16

Update:


They would like the folks bringing boats to show up a little earlier (0730)!

My # is 281-639-0909 if anyone needs to get in touch with me.

Thanks,
sh

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