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by dick2256
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: phone call
Replies: 9
Views: 1484

phone call

Is it possible that some in the Weston ,Fl area could call Larry Lowenthal ,Members Address DELETED, and tell him to check his PM on southern airboat I would sure appreciate it. Dick WARNING always use PM to locate someone, its against the rules to divulge anyones personal or location information.
by dick2256
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:14 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: airbot project just dont talk about slick bottoms
Replies: 176
Views: 43868

Re: airbot project just dont talk about slick bottoms

Larry, if you get a chance check your PM I am ready for that quart of epoxy slick bottom
by dick2256
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:08 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: airbot project just dont talk about slick bottoms
Replies: 176
Views: 43868

Re: airbot project just dont talk about slick bottoms

Larry, if you get a chance check your PM
I am ready for that quart of epoxy slick bottom.
dick2256
by dick2256
Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: how much can I lower my prop inside the boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

Re: how much can I lower my prop inside the boat

I've given considerable thought to lowering my engine stand to where the prop is 6" below the transom, it is now slightly above the transom. With a heavy BBC i think it will improve handling with the weight lower. Bud yes but if you fall in the water it will be very cold up there but where I live n...
by dick2256
Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: how much can I lower my prop inside the boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

Re: how much can I lower my prop inside the boat

The lower the prop goes below the back, the more anything down there gets blown into the boat, not out the back.... if you get some water over the back the prop can keep hitting the water which bounces back at the prop for another hit.... can damage prop... How far above or below is it now? or is i...
by dick2256
Sat Mar 07, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: how much can I lower my prop inside the boat
Replies: 12
Views: 1647

how much can I lower my prop inside the boat

I have decided to lower my my corvair set up down inside of the boat
how far can I drop and be ok?
I would like to lower the prop 6"s is that to much ?
by dick2256
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:02 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer
Replies: 21
Views: 3121

Re: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer

Little late now but after you open 5200 you can store it in the freezer and it will not set up. I take it out of the freezer,use it and put it back in. Can you use a small self taping screw to hold the block in place,then pull the screw and re drill when your ready to install? the blocks are solid ...
by dick2256
Sat Jan 31, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer
Replies: 21
Views: 3121

Re: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer

Gary S wrote:They also make a fast dry 5200
I know that but I am not in that big a of a hurry
and already have this tube.
it is set up some already and I am sure it will be good in 7 days
Thanks
by dick2256
Fri Jan 30, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer
Replies: 21
Views: 3121

Re: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer

I think the thing I am really curious about most at this point is you had mentioned you had tried pulling the poly up prior into the ribs. Will the holes still align with the new plan? If you 5200 the holes and each screw head you will get a water tight seal. I suggest a generous amount because you...
by dick2256
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer
Replies: 21
Views: 3121

Re: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer

It will plug the bolt holes well and will probably hold the spacers in place ok. Have you thought about sticking the spacers to the boat first? Again I'll say it will not work poly to poly for long. Do a test and stick some to a piece of poly and see how hard it is to get off. About the only thing ...
by dick2256
Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer
Replies: 21
Views: 3121

Re: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer

I guess I am confused on why everyone is saying 5200 will not work on this application???? You are intending to bolt through the spacers and polly correct?? If so why wont it work??? It is a marine adhesive that will seal the penetration from water getting in and it will lock the spacer in place al...
by dick2256
Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer
Replies: 21
Views: 3121

Re: gluing temporary blocks to polymer

It will not stick to polymer in the long term. If you just need it to hold in place until you drill through it it might work.I don't know what they use when they bond polymer to the hull but you can bet its not caulk or gorilla glue. Can you cut strips of polymer to go between the ribs then bolt th...
by dick2256
Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:44 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer
Replies: 21
Views: 3121

Re: gluing temporary blocks to polymer

I have a tube of 5200 but will it stick the spacer blocks to the poly?
I already have the poly drilled and the spacer blocks drilled I just need to hold them
on the poly so I can lay it on the boat and drill through the aluminum
I have some marine 2 part epoxy that I treat the bolts inside the boat
by dick2256
Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: gluing tempoary blocks to polymer
Replies: 21
Views: 3121

gluing tempoary blocks to polymer

my boat is a widened johnboat and has 1/2" ribs 5"s on center and I want to glue 1/2" spacer blocks to the poly to keep the bottom smooth , I tried pu[youtube] [/youtube]ting the poly on and pulling it down between the ribs but never had any luck to keep it from leaking so now I have cut a bunch of ...
by dick2256
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Tapatalk - boat rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 2192

Re: Tapatalk - boat rebuild

John
Your back yard looks about as junky as mine does LOL
dick2256
by dick2256
Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:25 am
Forum: Nebraska Airboaters
Topic: gear or belt reduction drive for corvair
Replies: 1
Views: 3329

Re: gear or belt reduction drive for corvair

anyone in the Nebraska or Iowa area that has one of these for sale cheap?
dick2256
by dick2256
Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Nebraska Airboaters
Topic: gear or belt reduction drive for corvair
Replies: 1
Views: 3329

gear or belt reduction drive for corvair

any one in Nebraska or Iowa have one of these for sell?
dick2256
by dick2256
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: First Oil/Air Cooled Chevy engine ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3395

Re: First Oil/Air Cooled Chevy engine ?

mudwizer wrote:My first airboat was a 4' wide corvair .never
Left me stranded but I pushed it all over
The glades. miss that boat
mine does real good getting over sandbars and since I am using a deep cycle battery I have had no problems starting it even after a hard run
Dick
by dick2256
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: First Oil/Air Cooled Chevy engine ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3395

Re: First Oil/Air Cooled Chevy engine ?

John Fenner wrote:Nope, I know of 2 that have seen every inch of the everglades, great little injuns :-)
that boat was a 44" bottom boat and with a lot of help from john o'neal via the forums I( have something I can play with yet.)
I rebuilt the corvair in 1972 and still running but was stored for 17 years.
Dick
by dick2256
Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: First Oil/Air Cooled Chevy engine ?
Replies: 31
Views: 3395

Re: First Oil/Air Cooled Chevy engine ?

John Fenner wrote:Corvair was the first oil/aircooled Chevy that I know of. Why reinvent the wheel?
You picking on my pretty little boat?" : :lol:
by dick2256
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:51 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: ultralight zenoah G25B-1 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: ultralight zenoah G25B-1 engine

It's a Mikuni. Dick, I got your PM but I haven't been over to my storage shed since so I didn't get the carb number for you. If you'll be patient I'll get it for you as quick as I can and post it here. I have two of them in storage. Great little engines too. that would be appreciated,I am planing o...
by dick2256
Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: ultralight zenoah G25B-1 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 997

Re: ultralight zenoah G25B-1 engine

If I remember correctly, those originally came with Mikuni carbs. If that is still what's on it, which one is it? I would expect there are many more sources for Mikuni parts than for Zenoah parts. :idea: can't find a name on this carb and it seems someone has filed the numbers off for some stupid r...
by dick2256
Thu Aug 28, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: ultralight zenoah G25B-1 engine
Replies: 6
Views: 997

ultralight zenoah G25B-1 engine

Does anyone on here know the carburator rebuild kit number for this engine?
by dick2256
Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:41 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: small block chevy 350
Replies: 11
Views: 1681

Re: small block chevy 350

guy stopped last night and he has just purchased a 14x7 foot fiberglass boat with a small block chevy 350 on it and he said he runs it about 100 yards and it gets hot and he has to shut it down and then when he restarts the same problem. he didn't tell me the prop length but said it ia a direct dri...
by dick2256
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: small block chevy 350
Replies: 11
Views: 1681

Re: small block chevy 350

I saw this boat when he was up town getting decals put on it but never checked it out at all but did call him today and he is going to get me a good picture so I can put it on here. this guys daddy has passed now but he had a continetal 65 and I could run circles aound with my corvair I am still wai...

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