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by CWAIS
Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fellow Airboaters Child Needs Help
Replies: 169
Views: 11420

Re: Fellow Airboaters Child Needs Help

My name is Chuck Wais and my class did the High School Airboat Build this last year up here in Wisconsin. Just wanted to do something for this great fundraiser. My side job from teaching is making: Duck, Goose and Turkey Calls and have been making them since 1997 under the name of Goose Gang Calls a...
by CWAIS
Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Bryson’s motor auction. please read! raffle update!
Replies: 217
Views: 19478

Re: Bryson’s motor auction. please read!

I would love to get a ticket when that time comes.
Chuck
by CWAIS
Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Yup, I Screwed up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by CWAIS
Sat Jun 27, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Glad you like it Tonia!!!!!
Wouldn't you know ,I get home this afternoon and one of the plaques got sent back. Justin Ficken did you move? They said you don't live at your address. If you could PM your address to me
so I can send this package back to you. Sorry justin.
Chuck
by CWAIS
Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

I'm back and you guys thought you got rid of me (just been busy). Had my twins graduated (Robbie and Rachel) from High school and my second daughter (Danielle) graduated from college. Then the Rio boys went to state in baseball and came home with a 1st place Championship Trophy. Then my oldest daugh...
by CWAIS
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Here are a couple pictures I dragged off the I-pod of the gang.


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by CWAIS
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Gary, we ended up tapping the outside edges of the bottom of the hull that sticks past the transom down a little bit and it took care of the problem with the boat porpoising.
by CWAIS
Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Big THANKS to Bonnie Basham and Marsh Rider Magazine!!!! Bonnie wrote up a real nice article about the airboat build and sent copies for everyone. Thanks Bonnie, here are a couple of pictures http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/101_0041_zpscz2sursd.jpg http://i91.photobucke...
by CWAIS
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 69224

Re: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!

Sounds great Tonia!!!
by CWAIS
Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:18 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Gary
That will be our second step. We found that the overhang on the bottom of the hull is bent up slightly. We are thinking that this was caused by trailering the boat to far forward on the back rollers. So if that does not change it at all, on to step two. Thanks for the help Gary.

Chuck
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thanks Swamp Parrot, there were a few 360 and a 720. For lead foots I would have to say only one that I had to reach over pull the pedal and a foot off the floor. On the water the steering was really quick to start with but we've change a few things to slow that down a little. The hull pops right up...
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Bonnie
It is a really close match isn't it.
by CWAIS
Tue Mar 24, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

This last weekend John Hagen from Onalaska, Wisconsin invited me up to go out on the Black River, the ice was out and there was some pretty strong current but you have got to start somewhere. It was just awesome, after I got the hang of the boat John told me to take it up a bank on the other side of...
by CWAIS
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well we are still working on a few things. Here are a couple pictures one of the muffler clamps the kids bored out on the lathe. The next two are pictures of the front seat mount. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/101_0032_zpsnf5nuv2a.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/...
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

We are still working on the boat, right now we are trying to design an added seat that will have some added support underneath it. We have to make our collars for the exhaust pipes and I think we are going to have to take the bunks off the trailer. The back ends are pressed to tight against the boat...
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Justin The engine ran great, you did an awesome job. Can we expect this boat to run dry when this snow melts or will we have to just wait and see? One more question- Can we run 104 octane racing fuel instead of airplane fuel if it is cheaper? Just didn't know if there would be a down fall to racing ...
by CWAIS
Wed Mar 04, 2015 9:18 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thanks Jeff and Bonnie
Gary S
All the students have driven the boat twice except for two students that were sick on Monday. So I guess we will have to have another drive day :lol: !!!!!!!!
Chuck
by CWAIS
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Here are a few pictures of the floor we put in: http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9940_zpslww9m2lc.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9937_zps3ydflkg8.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9938_zpsunih3rc...
by CWAIS
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Thanks Blackwaterairboats I will pass the message on. Here are a couple clips of students driving the airboat for the first time. The day went very well with each student getting a couple chances to drive. They did a great job and thanks to a lot of you on this site this has become one of our best l...
by CWAIS
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

My son Robbie and I went to school and picked up the airboat, drove over to the football field to test run the airboat. We thought we better take it out and run it before the kids at school do , just to make sure everything is working. There was about three inches of snow, sunny 10 mph winds and it ...
by CWAIS
Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Between Thursday and Friday we got a chance to get the rest of the rollers put on the trailer. Painterchic hooked us up with some hydro-turf Thanks Painterchic , so we took care of the deck and wired the new LEDS on the boat. The floor mounts were put in place and the floor and Hydro-turf were bolte...
by CWAIS
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Rough week, had to sit in meetings for three days. Come into the school office Thursday morning and they tell me I have a package. I take it down to the room and open it up WOW!!! It was from Brian Collins from ANARCHY OFFROAD , Brian had sent me an E-Mail earlier and said he had put together a pack...
by CWAIS
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well I went into school today to put the rudders on and surprise the kids with the art work that was donated by Painterchic. I wrapped these at home for the surprise. Thanks PAINTERCHIC (TONIA) !!!!!!!!!!!! They look great! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9897_zps12e...
by CWAIS
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

Well the cage got bolted down and the bell rang. http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9893_zpsaae774b2.jpg Those nice looking headers from Alumitech are going back on the engine. THANKS ALUMITECH http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9896_zps383...
by CWAIS
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Update on our high school airboat project
Replies: 174
Views: 44891

Re: Update on our high school airboat project

It's time to get this engine from Justin Ficken back in this hull THANKS AGAIN JUSTIN !!! http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9888_zps9099cf23.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292/CWAIS/AIRBOAT%20BUILD/100_9890_zpsfe82b3f1.jpg http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k292...

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