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by RJ
Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Palm Beach's Annual Airboat & Buggy Show Feb 25th & 26th2012
Replies: 45
Views: 4348

Re: Palm Beach's Annual Airboat & Buggy Show Feb 25th & 26th

Can someone please post pictures? Thanks
by RJ
Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Zinc Chromate in rattle cans
Replies: 12
Views: 1038

Re: Zinc Chromate in rattle cans

Tempo Paint Zinc Chromate, yellow or green, from Marine stores.
by RJ
Fri Dec 30, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: what diesel engine <180kg/390lbs
Replies: 12
Views: 1092

Re: what diesel engine <180kg/390lbs

Call Trailboss Airboats Tel: (281) 383-2451 http://www.marshlandmarine.com/. He might be able to help you. He was building diesel airboats years ago with a Catapillar 3208 260 hp, the hull was 21'x9'. I know that is a big boat, but he might have info on smaller engines.
by RJ
Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:00 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pump gas ok in 8.5:1 compression 520 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1845

Re: Pump gas ok in 8.5:1 compression 520 ?

James Combee an aircraft mechanic an airboat builder for many many years with Aircat/Hurricane Fiberglass Co and his own company Combee Airboats, and one of the finest men you will ever meet, told me once when I asked him the question about fifteen years ago before ethonal, was it Ok to run automoti...
by RJ
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: We need some prayers
Replies: 113
Views: 5255

Re: We need some prayers

Cntry, this prayer always helps me in tough times..I hope it helps: The light of God surrounds her /us (and you and your family) The love of God enfolds her /us (and you and your family) The Power of God protect her /us (and you and your family) The presence of God watches over her /us (and you and ...
by RJ
Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: old school airboat rebuild completed with pics :)
Replies: 33
Views: 4836

Re: old school airboat rebuild completed with pics :)

Nice job on the rebuild!! Your boat is an Aircat hull made by Hurricane Fiberglass Co. Before the flat bottom they made the front of the hull catamaran style. They sent many models like yours with 0540 250hp Lycomings to the Vietnam War. A friend had a 14' model "cat style" with a Lycoming 180 hp. T...
by RJ
Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: how do i change the rings on an 0-470
Replies: 22
Views: 1345

Re: how do i change the rings on an 0-470

I'm no expert but the rings sometimes have to be sized on the piston with relationship to the cylinder diameter. Sometimes the rings have to be filed down for tolerances.
by RJ
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: how do i change the rings on an 0-470
Replies: 22
Views: 1345

Re: how do i change the rings on an 0-470

If I was you, I would call a A/C mechanic like Jurigan 813-752-9214 or Speed Wheelie or any A/C mechanic to get the job done right if you don't know how. There is a little more to changing rings then has been suggested so far. The rings also have to be sized to the pistons. I just went thru that sam...
by RJ
Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: how do i change the rings on an 0-470
Replies: 22
Views: 1345

Re: how do i change the rings on an 0-470

If I was you, I would call a A/C mechanic like Jurigan 813-752-9214 or Speed Wheelie or any A/C mechanic to get the job done right if you don't know how. There is a little more to changing rings then has been suggested so far. The rings also have to be sized to the pistons. I just went thru that sam...
by RJ
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What kind of paint to use to paint my aluminum hull ????
Replies: 18
Views: 1515

Re: What kind of paint to use to paint my aluminum hull ????

I know a guy that painted his new Palm Beach hull with latex paint. He builds his own boats, 3 that I know of, and he used latex paint. I have a friend that painted his 18' john boat with latex and it held up well. Awl grip, Imron, Sterling and other 2 part polyurethane paints are the best, but expe...
by RJ
Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What kind of paint to use to paint my aluminum hull ????
Replies: 18
Views: 1515

Re: What kind of paint to use to paint my aluminum hull ????

Some Aluminum builders in this area use vinyl paint to paint john/flat boats. A one step paint, you don't have to prime the hull. Look for a small paint manufacturer in a commercial boating area that supplies to boat builders. The last time I bought 2 part urethane from a paint manufacturer in my ar...
by RJ
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DIAMONBACK BOATS
Replies: 20
Views: 1820

Re: DIAMONBACK BOATS

by RJ
Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: GPU HP questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: GPU HP questions

Lycoming 0540 S/V carb 235, 250, 260 hp. Angle Valve carb 290, fuel injected 300hp.

http://home.comcast.net/~aeroengine/Contents.html

http://www.aviator.cc/weights.txt
by RJ
Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:19 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Your first time; when and where?
Replies: 67
Views: 3598

Re: Your first time; when and where?

At my Grandfather's/Uncle's hunting camp, Venice LA back in the mid 60's on a 18' Airgator with a 0540 S/V Lycoming. Bought my first airboat in 1971 with a friend, now my brother-in-law, from Ivan Gibson @ Airgator 11'x6' with a 85 Continental. Never got rid of the bug, have had 4 boats since.
by RJ
Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Please help identify my hull
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: Please help identify my hull

Apache
by RJ
Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Gas Tank built??
Replies: 13
Views: 971

Re: Gas Tank built??

Marine-Tex or JB Weld
by RJ
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:59 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: RPM GAUGE
Replies: 6
Views: 802

Re: RPM GAUGE

Please post the manufacturer...sounds like a useful tool.
by RJ
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Palm Beach style hull
Replies: 6
Views: 965

Re: Palm Beach style hull

by RJ
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Replacing Poly......Do I tap the holes
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Replacing Poly......Do I tap the holes

I guess you know when you drill the hole in the aluminum use a bit stepped down from the 1/4", that way the 1/4" bolts will self tap when you screw them in. Do a search on installing polymer, there is some informative old threads in the archives. Here's one I was involved in in 2005 http://www.south...
by RJ
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Venice Louisiana
Replies: 3
Views: 784

Re: Venice Louisiana

There are a few trailer parks along Hwy 23, in Venice, before you get to the marinas. I don't know their names. Do a search for fishing camps and lodges and maybe they can give you some info. Call Mike Butler, owner of the Venice Marina, 504-382-5069 nice guy and very helpful. http://www.venicemarin...
by RJ
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop shopin!
Replies: 15
Views: 1196

Re: Prop shopin!

Greg, what engine do you have and what size prop and how many blades are you running?
by RJ
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Palm Beach Hull George Arsenault kit UPDATED 11-6-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1247

Re: New Palm Beach Hull George Arsenault kit UPDATED 11-6-2

Looks Great.
Please tell George to call me. Thanks.

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