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by digginfool
Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: HP Question
Replies: 103
Views: 11779

Re: HP Question

Thanks for the quick reply. I'm running a 2.38 Stinger. The chord on the blade is 14" and, looking from the back of the boat, RH rotation (I guess that makes them a Maximus). WOT I'm turning about 5150. Have no clue what pitch the blades are currently set at but looking at the center line of the hub...
by digginfool
Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: HP Question
Replies: 103
Views: 11779

HP Question

I have a 15x8 Diamondback with a 465 HP Marine Power 496. Horsepower is never cheap and I don't particularly need any more now, but I may need it in the spring when it's a lot drier and running across lots of mud. Most of the time, I will be fully loaded with people and gear. Before I dump $7-8K for...
by digginfool
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: SFWMD
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: SFWMD

While I may be a new-comer to this website, I'm neither a new-comer to airboats or to the outdoors. I was riding in airboats as a teenager and I'm in my mid-fifties now. I personally orchestrated clean-ups of the parking area out there, bringing my dump truck, my employees and enlisting the help of ...
by digginfool
Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: SFWMD
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: SFWMD

Good news for us (I think) :cheers: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/water-district-moves-to-ease-recreational-uses-of-/nYN8Z/ I was at this meeting and it was a good meeting for hunters Airboaters and all Sportsmens and it didn't come by accident or fall into anybody's la...
by digginfool
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: SFWMD
Replies: 9
Views: 1125

Re: SFWMD

I doubt it. SFWMD has long treated motorsport activities with disdain and from the tone of the article, I don't see mention of any activity that we should be drawing comfort from. In fact, I see more to be concerned about than be comforted by. A quote from the article: "for hunters, anglers, hikers,...
by digginfool
Tue Jun 18, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: MY day at Old Glory
Replies: 19
Views: 1627

Re: MY day at Old Glory

No problem at all. If my world revolved around the cost of a flag pole, I'd have no business owning a boat. I was a little out of sorts when I thought my wife and daughter had pushed the boat off because they know better. The boys were just trying to be helpful and no apologies needed. BTW, green Gl...
by digginfool
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Handling Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Handling Issue

Noticed a little issue with my boat when I went out Sunday with my son. It was the first time out on the boat that I wasn't loaded to the gills with people and gear. I had a full load of fuel, couple of tackle boxes, my son (110 lbs), me (196 lbs) and a cooler. As soon as I settled into my cruise sp...
by digginfool
Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AIRBOAT INSURANCE
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: AIRBOAT INSURANCE

Charter Lakes and Bryant both refused to write policies in Broward County. One of them, don't remember which but I think it was the guy from Bryant, said the reason is the volume of thefts they've experienced. Both companies said they have maxed out their risk in Broward and Dade. Another company I ...
by digginfool
Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: MY day at Old Glory
Replies: 19
Views: 1627

Re: MY day at Old Glory

As I've said before, I truly appreciate your hospitality Gerald! My girls were still talking about the boys swimming in the basin when we got home. They were saying "Totally no way! I couldn't!" Girls. ;) Corey, thanks for retrieving my flag for me. Unfortunately, it's toast. Gives me an excuse to g...
by digginfool
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AIRBOAT INSURANCE
Replies: 12
Views: 1677

Re: AIRBOAT INSURANCE

Praise the Lord you don't live down south. You wouldn't believe what I went through to get insurance for my airboat here in Broward County. Of the six companies I contacted, only one would consider writing a policy. I thought I wasn't going to be able to get insurance at all.
by digginfool
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: MY day at Old Glory
Replies: 19
Views: 1627

Re: MY day at Old Glory

Great picture. Looks like you are getting a lot of stick time on new boat. How was the fishing? Yeah, I'm trying to wear out my engine so I can have one that sounds like yours (when it's healthy)! :lol: BTW, how'd things turn out? Hope it wasn't anything expensive. BTW, that speed shop I was trying...
by digginfool
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: water management
Replies: 1
Views: 733

Re: water management

They are dumping water out of 2A at both ends and in the middle. It just doesn't make sense, really. They prepare for storms that never come then punish all of South Florida with draconian water restrictions because they mis-managed water flow when we had it. It's kind of like gas left at the dock; ...
by digginfool
Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Good weekend at Lake Seminole
Replies: 6
Views: 850

Re: Good weekend at Lake Seminole this Weekend

Holy crap! What you got there? Like $6,000.00 in lights on the front of that thing? I can't hardly bring myself to pull the trigger on one of those let alone four. It must look like mid-afternoon when you fire all those up! 8)
by digginfool
Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:54 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: MY day at Old Glory
Replies: 19
Views: 1627

Re: MY day at Old Glory

Missed out on the big get together but did have a chance to stop by and see Gerald late in the afternoon. Also got to sample some of the leftover quail and frog legs. :D Good stuff! Left Old Glory to take the boy fishing and this is how our day ended.
by digginfool
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: SAFEST PARKING FOR 2A
Replies: 6
Views: 1249

SAFEST PARKING FOR 2A

Since Sawgrass Rec closes at sundown, what's the best place to park if you are riding late in 2A? Would you choose Lox Road or US 27? Not ready to ride out there at night but it would be fun and I will eventually. I know a ton of people do it in the winter because I can hear them from my house.
by digginfool
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2A Ride
Replies: 2
Views: 328

2A Ride

Took my 'new' boat out to 2A this evening. The weather was perfect and we covered quite a few miles. Capped off the evening by stopping by Old Glory and meeting the very cordial Mr. Motes. He is a true Southern Gentleman. He showed my family and me all around the camp and provided some entertainment...
by digginfool
Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Heading out 3A south
Replies: 8
Views: 871

Re: Heading out 3A south

No time to ride in the morning but I'm going to try to head out to 2A this evening (as long as the thunderstorm that just popped up over Davie doesn't ruin my plans). Just bought my airboat and need to get some seat time and to get to know the area better. Anything going on Sunday? I'm up for some r...
by digginfool
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Miccosukee Permit for Airboat
Replies: 21
Views: 4622

Re: Miccosukee Permit for Airboat

Thanks for clearing that up.
by digginfool
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: 3 a south July 6th gathering
Replies: 296
Views: 11819

Re: 3 a south July 6th gathering

mudwizer wrote:3a is not big cypress,
Thanks for the reply. Gonna be at Daytona that weekend but maybe the next time you guys get the fast toys out I'll come down and watch.
by digginfool
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: 3 a south July 6th gathering
Replies: 296
Views: 11819

Re: 3 a south July 6th gathering

Is 3A closed off to everybody but camp owners?
by digginfool
Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Miccosukee Permit for Airboat
Replies: 21
Views: 4622

Re: Miccosukee Permit for Airboat

Well that is some discouraging news! Having just bought an airboat, I've been studying Google Earth and was excited to see so many trails between Tamiami Trail and Alligator Alley. Now I see I won't be able to ride in that area. Are airboats going the way of ATVs? 2A is a pretty large area but nothi...
by digginfool
Mon Jun 10, 2013 2:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: July 27th Poker-run, raffle and BBQ for "Impala"
Replies: 114
Views: 10598

Re: July 27th Poker-run, raffle and BBQ for "Impala"

Might take you up on your offer to guide us new guys in from Lox, Gas. I've got a month or so to figure out the area but.... :wink:
by digginfool
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: July 27th Poker-run, raffle and BBQ for "Impala"
Replies: 114
Views: 10598

Re: July 27th Poker-run, raffle and BBQ for "Impala"

I'm the proud new owner of a Diamonback 15x8 and would like to participate. I also have a couple friends from Central Florida who are interested in coming down as well (the fine gentleman who sold me the boat this weekend and his son; they both will have brand new rides from DB). Let us know what ti...
by digginfool
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stupid ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1944

Re: Stupid ?

Follow this link and go to page 20. Scroll down the page and read what's inside the large red box. That will end the discussion. That's not to say that people don't do it and don't get away with it, but the official position of FDOT is that tandem trailers are not allowed in non-commercial uses. Per...
by digginfool
Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stupid ?
Replies: 21
Views: 1944

Re: Stupid ?

Tandem trailers are only allowed on Florida roads by commercial vehicles. True, you have seen snowbirds get away with it for years. I've even known some locals who continue to get away with it. Odds are that if you are towing a boat behind a fifth wheel, nobody is going to bother you; most likely as...

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