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by glades cat
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17935

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

Hey, how about some more water?
Feast or famine.
Drink while the water is flowing.
The dry cycle will come around soon enough.
Patience folks.
by glades cat
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17935

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

...and we're caught between a rock and a hard place in releasing water too quickly into our surrounding salt water estuaries. I get weekly FWC Red Tide advisories in the Gulf...Caloosahatchee waterway is the dumping route. East coast out St Lucie waterway....Remember the algae problems and massive f...
by glades cat
Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17935

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

by glades cat
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Steering connecting rod for bell crank steering
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Steering connecting rod for bell crank steering

You slide the 3/4 over the 1/2", leaving some of the 1/2" exposed, and brazing it to seal the ends.
by glades cat
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Steering connecting rod for bell crank steering
Replies: 7
Views: 1017

Re: Steering connecting rod for bell crank steering

I used a 1/2" EMT with the brazed on bolts and sleeved with 3/4" EMT.
by glades cat
Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Good deals thread
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Good deals thread

Picked up a Garmin echoMap 74dv for the airboat at West Marine. Discontinued unit. $399 On line or in store. https://www.westmarine.com/buy/garmin--echomap-74dv-chartplotter-with-sonar-capability-transducer-sold-separately--17987991?cm_mmc=PS-_-Google-_-GSC%2520-%2520Vendors-_-17987991&product_i...
by glades cat
Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Georgia Airboaters
Replies: 2
Views: 515

Re: Georgia Airboaters

Hey man, enjoy the ride while your water is high. Looks like a great place to ride. We're still shut out of the water management areas 3A&B.
Go get some, Georgia folks.
by glades cat
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 rocker cover gaskets and exhaust gaskets
Replies: 4
Views: 718

Re: 220 rocker cover gaskets and exhaust gaskets

Welcome aboard, sportsman. Nice boat ya got there. Yea, you're on the right track. Plenty of degreaser, a brush and go to town. You can use a pressure cleaner to help with the thick stuff. Good time for a paint-can overhaul while it's nice and clean. Exhaust threads are normal right hand. Just use l...
by glades cat
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Finally-I'm building my boat
Replies: 348
Views: 60201

Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

:thumbleft: :cheers:
by glades cat
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: checking in
Replies: 7
Views: 1139

Re: checking in

What's up Plum? Good to see you surface.
by glades cat
Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?
Replies: 20
Views: 3081

Re: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?

Hey Dragonfly. Welcome to SA. Yea, these machines are pretty cool. Each one has a personality of its own and behave differently than a conventional boat with a prop in the water. You mention you're 54 and never ridden one...it's about time. Lol. If you just want a ride and experience the thrill of t...
by glades cat
Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New here ... just discovered your addiction
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: New here ... just discovered your addiction

Get the hook! :fishing
by glades cat
Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:51 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Gauges for aircraft engine
Replies: 4
Views: 1286

Re: Gauges for aircraft engine

X2
I bought my gauge set from Lauderdale Speedometer years ago when we built the boat, back in 2009, and they are still working like new. I believe they are VDO with anodized bezels. Good quality, service and pricing. Great folks.
I discourage you from getting the cheap stuff from an auto parts store.
by glades cat
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tips on brazing cage wire
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Tips on brazing cage wire

Good one, Gary. Always a new trick to be learned.
by glades cat
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Butch Harrison's Everglades
Replies: 7
Views: 1366

Re: Butch Harrison's Everglades

Good clip, Cowboy. Old times remembered. Just thinking...which can be fatal is left unchecked. It would be cool to rent a movie theater and gather up these old documentaries, shows, and programs that featured the Glades and Gladesman of years gone by and have a good time watching old footage. Maybe ...
by glades cat
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tips on brazing cage wire
Replies: 9
Views: 1417

Re: Tips on brazing cage wire

Welding temperatures begin at the melting point of the base metal and then filler metal is added. It is a fusion bond. The temp is localized and very high, so it changes the characteristics of the metal, usually making it brittle. Brazing is done at a much lower temp. The base metal is heated over a...
by glades cat
Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17935

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

This link should take you right to the Exec Order page:
http://myfwc.com/media/4225212/eo-17-24_.pdf
by glades cat
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:25 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17935

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

Went by the 3B ramp behind Mikosukee last night at 9pm and there was no sign posted.
by glades cat
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A-3B closed ?
Replies: 118
Views: 17935

Re: 3A-3B closed ?

Ok folks. Just spoke with Mr Reinert, who confirmed the Exec Order shown above is a draft and about to be signed "very soon". He said there are some language changes as to access and activities...so we'll wait and see. I wouldn't make any plans. They're closing it pronto.
by glades cat
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??
Replies: 115
Views: 12644

Re: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??

Good to hear you made it home safely. Thanks for the rain while you were here. Lol
by glades cat
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New here ... just discovered your addiction
Replies: 15
Views: 2163

Re: New here ... just discovered your addiction

Welcome aboard. You're in trouble now. Getting away from the concrete jungle in an airboat will mess you up...in a good way. Enjoyed your aerial footage.
by glades cat
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lookin for a water check
Replies: 24
Views: 3801

Re: Lookin for a water check

Swimming hole 6/8.
by glades cat
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??
Replies: 115
Views: 12644

Re: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??

Wow. What a great event. It was great meeting some new friends and putting faces to names known previously on a computer. Many thanks to the Jones family for their hospitality and being such great hosts. Mack's truly demonstrates living the Gladesman Culture...every day of the year. The food was off...
by glades cat
Wed May 31, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??
Replies: 115
Views: 12644

Re: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??

Good to hear you made it alright. I'll be there Saturday. Side dish...home made cole slaw, or whatever you need.
What time should we get there? What time are you serving?
Going in my truck. Can't ride yet.

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