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by unforgiven11B
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Solid grass rake builder?
Replies: 5
Views: 2706

Solid grass rake builder?

Looking for someone to build a solid grass rake for a 16x8 diamondback. Not looking for anything groundbreaking just standard solid grass rake with a step. For a reasonable price. Any suggestions? Diamondback is almost 2-2.5 months out and is $3750 :shock: Floral city acted like they didn’t need the...
by unforgiven11B
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Going to have new boat built soon
Replies: 8
Views: 1471

Re: Going to have new boat built soon

I run 16x8 with a PCM/Levitator 6.0 325ish HP, 12” walk arounds, three blade sensenich K series. Boat was Hillsboro county’s . I go where I want no issues. Ran all of Kissimmee last weekend seen tons of boats stuck. If it was me I wouldn’t run a BBC over the LS3 on a boat this size. On a larger boat...
by unforgiven11B
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Marty Bray Hulls
Replies: 24
Views: 4460

Re: Marty Bray Hulls

I’ll be the first to call bullshit- Aramid molecules have different weavings and formulations. 5 layers of Kevlar is NOT bulletproof. Level 1 armor is 9 layers. Vs level IIIA which is 26 layers. Kevlar is Dupont’s brand Twaron is another brand and both will dent, scratch, crack and everything else m...
by unforgiven11B
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Marty Bray Hulls
Replies: 24
Views: 4460

Re: Marty Bray Hulls

He didn’t say that the Kevlar touched the Ground, you still have to use steel flex or other coating. Kevlar will wear, scratch, gouge, chip, etc. just like anything else however it usually takes longer. Brays start around $3800 add 240% damn $9120 for the 5 layer Kevlar bottom hull!
by unforgiven11B
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 4707

Re: freedom ride water?

There will be plenty of parking at overstreet landing as well. They usually open the field next to the launch for parking for few hundred trucks
by unforgiven11B
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Video request
Replies: 50
Views: 8760

Re: Video request

Keeth- polluted waters is between miles point and brahma island on lake Kissimmee. If you are out Saturday I’m sure there is going to be races.
by unforgiven11B
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 4707

Re: freedom ride water?

For you newbies make it out to freedom ride you’ll see all the boats that’s can’t run dry sitting by the low side of ridge and in the shallows at miles point! Sure there will be plenty of dumb a$&’s just like last year.
by unforgiven11B
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub
Replies: 25
Views: 6739

Re: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub

Use a punch. You say the nut is off and smooth bore hole, mix power steering fluid and acetone 50/50 and use it as a penetrating oil. Had hub bolt on last boat same deal but corrosion held the bolt Tight soaked it for over night hit it with air hammer and pushed it out from the backside.
by unforgiven11B
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 1216

Re: Electric Fuel Pump recommendation

Personal experience and some buddies have seen similar results. I’ve run carter, facet, walbro, Holley etc. walbro I’m not sure I’ve had one fail yet. Carter is a ok pump they have had issues in recent years as quality control took a dump non the less they are pretty good. Heck even $800 A1000 pumps...
by unforgiven11B
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: buying a flordia build
Replies: 6
Views: 3299

Re: buying a flordia build

There is a 100 “ mom and pop” companies out there some good some horrible, research is key. Knowing what you want the boat to do and your expectations. Going with a TOP builder you may not get in the water as fast most are a few months out on builds. Personally I wouldn’t have CH airboats put air in...
by unforgiven11B
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: buying a flordia build
Replies: 6
Views: 3299

Re: buying a flordia build

If you go with a reputable company American Airboats, Diamondback, and other TOP tier builders you won’t have to worry about it not being right. If you go with a lesser company, well you get what you pay for. Air rangers, and Diamondbacks keep their value much longer than others just take a look at ...
by unforgiven11B
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Car motor longevity
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Re: Car motor longevity

I treat my airboat like an aircraft! It’s inspected before, during and after use EVERY time. Oil and filter changed at a maximum every 45-50 hrs, coolant is changed bi annually or at least annually regardless of extended life coolant. Every oil change I go over every bolt and insure it is snug or re...
by unforgiven11B
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 383 Over heating?
Replies: 13
Views: 1614

Re: 383 Over heating?

Hit the search block on the forum water thunder and dyna marine posted about burp tank set up. The diagram can elevate a lot of headaches. Make sure you have vented cap as well. On my LS I can’t fill the empty coolant system from top tank or it traps air and will not circulate coolant. I have to fil...
by unforgiven11B
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Car motor longevity
Replies: 14
Views: 2066

Re: Car motor longevity

As stated above many variables are in the question here. I have friends with LS engines built by excellent builders and have well over 2-2.5k hrs and don’t show any signs of slowing down anytime soon. With that said I’ve seen brand new “crate” engines “eBay specials” LS/Sbc/bbc throw rods, eat cams,...

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