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by Lwells
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat covers
Replies: 21
Views: 4635

Re: Airboat covers

I got a friend that took a blue tarp and laid it out on his concrete drive and painted one side with COOL SEAL a product used to coat trailer roofs. After it dried he has used it for years to cover a boat and it is still in good shape.
by Lwells
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Looking for some reviews on the new alpha prop
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: Looking for some reviews on the new alpha prop

I have a 16ft hamant with a 470 angle valve continental 9 passenger with nothing yet on the bottom just stock aluminum boat with 2 blade sensenich prop. Ive been told to never take it dry or I will be stuck. I'm going to slick the bottom but wondered if I should consider a different prop but I don't...
by Lwells
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 26598

Re: High School Airboat Build II

I think it is outstanding that these students have such a great teacher and great opportunity to learn and do what they are doing and what they are learning will stay with them for life . GREAT JOB YOUNG MEN and it makes us old men proud that you are working together and doing such great work. What ...
by Lwells
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hull identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Hull identification?

Ive got one identical to yours but no title and I have no idea what it is. I went over to the Florida license branch and ask if I could take the hull and other parts and build an airboat from it and she said sure, just bring her receipts from people/ businesses ,etc for the parts and materials and c...
by Lwells
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hull identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Hull identification?

You shouldn't need any information. Go to the license bureau and tell them you got a johnboat you want to put a motor on and license it, they should be able to fix you up. Most states don't require serial numbers and so forth on a non motorized boat but will license them if you want to register and ...
by Lwells
Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: thru hull transducer

My aluminum boat that I talked about above doesn't have polymer on the bottom so I can't swear to anything concerning it putting a signal thru the polymer , but I would think if it is in the water under the hull and attached with no major gap that the transducer would shoot thru it for some of them ...
by Lwells
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: thru hull transducer

Like I said before, my buddy mounted the transducer in the bottom of the boats with epoxy. He claimed that as long as the transducer was solid against the aluminum that the boat bottom shows as a part of the top of water and aluminum bottom a part of the transducer casing but if there is a gap betwe...
by Lwells
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: thru hull transducer
Replies: 11
Views: 1957

Re: thru hull transducer

I took a depth transducer put it on the floor of my aluminum boat and it wouldn't read just setting there but I took my foot and put some pressure on it to the floor and it read. They have to be solid against the floor and I always heard it depended on the transducer, but I had a friend that ran a b...
by Lwells
Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Old airboat, new driver, and problems
Replies: 65
Views: 9820

Re: Old airboat, new driver, and problems

He said his block was cracked but not sure where but I have took a grinders and ground the area around the cracked area on cars and diesel trucks and JB Welded them and run them forever with no problems, but you guys probably think I'm nuts. But, if that engine did the job before I would hone the cy...
by Lwells
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Off season prep
Replies: 11
Views: 1199

Re: Off season prep

Don't run regular gas in anything now for it is trash, use midrange or above or recreational fuel and the tank should be full if it is going to set for a while . Av gas, unless they make it different now can set for ever and still be fine. I've started airplanes that have set 14 years or more and fl...
by Lwells
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Financing Melbourne Florida
Replies: 14
Views: 2363

Re: Financing Melbourne Florida

Get the money or part of money against something else you have.
by Lwells
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer material?
Replies: 9
Views: 1872

Re: Stringer material?

What way can you check stringers and to what extent is bad considered. Also, does a fiberglass boat have solid fiberglass bottom or is any wood used in between?
by Lwells
Mon Jan 23, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Faria Tach Calibration PE-60 - How-to without removing prop!?
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: Faria Tach Calibration PE-60 - How-to without removing prop!?

Yeah I read about tiny techs I read they don't work very well with mags. I already spent money on this Faria diesel tach and sender which are brand new so I'm not going to buy something else. Ben The tachometer will work fine on a mag if installed properly. People install the wire going to the plug...
by Lwells
Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Faria Tach Calibration PE-60 - How-to without removing prop!?
Replies: 10
Views: 972

Re: Faria Tach Calibration PE-60 - How-to without removing prop!?

Have you thought about buying a MINI-TACH. They are very cheap and will work on any gas engine from one cylinder to eight cylinder and all you have to do is wrap a wire around one of the plug wires, set the tachometer to number of cylinders and your done. Just make sure that once you wrap the wire o...
by Lwells
Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Fuel pump stopping - enough already
Replies: 62
Views: 7440

Re: Fuel pump stopping - enough already

This is the first time I ever seen AV Gas cause any problem for hose. I'm betting there was a bad batch of hose out there and you got some of it for I have bought airplanes that were setting for over ten years with gas in them and we checked everything and flew them home. You did say you only ran AV...
by Lwells
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Fuel pump stopping - enough already
Replies: 62
Views: 7440

Re: Fuel pump stopping - enough already

I have regular black fuel hose on my boat and it was on there when I bought the boat a year ago and it looks like old hose that has been on the boat for some time, I have a small filter between tank and pump . I only run Av gas, so far so good. Has anyone ever tried plastic line like what's on semi ...
by Lwells
Fri Jan 13, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: What should I have done with my Cylinders
Replies: 21
Views: 3895

Re: What should I have done with my Cylinders

If you have done all this other work on the engine then it wouldn't make since not to have the cylinders done also. Then you have a complete overhauled engine good for many hours or should you decide to sell later it would bring good money. After you install this engine put a bottle of marvel myster...
by Lwells
Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Exhaust that sucks
Replies: 12
Views: 2023

Re: Exhaust that sucks

We also meant that if it is too late that when you fix it then start using it to save it and the rest of them. :stirpot: :usa:
by Lwells
Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Experinced opinions on poly replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 1842

Re: Experinced opinions on poly replacement

I wonder why no one uses aircraft rivets?
by Lwells
Wed Jan 04, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Help setting up trailer
Replies: 9
Views: 1555

Re: Help setting up trailer

I couldn't tell by the picture whether your hitch is on square tubing or not but if it is, have you thought about taking your hitch off and putting it on a piece of square channel and then mounting the square channel so its under the tube you took your hitch from so you can pull a release and when y...
by Lwells
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: ON THE TRAIL OF THE ELUSIVE FLA. EVERGLADES APE-LIKE ENTITY
Replies: 31
Views: 3994

Re: ON THE TRAIL OF THE ELUSIVE FLA. EVERGLADES APE-LIKE ENT

:banghead: One of these days I will learn how to use this site, I meant to copy , paste, and then comment but it looks like I just said it all over,DAMIT :violent1: :dontknow:
by Lwells
Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: ON THE TRAIL OF THE ELUSIVE FLA. EVERGLADES APE-LIKE ENTITY
Replies: 31
Views: 3994

Re: ON THE TRAIL OF THE ELUSIVE FLA. EVERGLADES APE-LIKE ENT

Yes they did survive, and became more civilised Now days they don't like the swamps and have moved on to a new hammock called the projects They have shaved the hair off and were gold chains And they now want to be called rapper's If you want to see one for yourself there will be a large female one b...
by Lwells
Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Exhaust that sucks
Replies: 12
Views: 2023

Re: Exhaust that sucks

Old timers trick on aircraft engines is to run some MARVEL OIL IN BOTH OIL AND FUEL, and I know that works for I had a Cessna that was constantly sticking a valve, I was told to get the valve unstuck and then do this, I did and never had it happen again.
by Lwells
Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: New Rule Uses Social Security Records to Block Second Amendm
Replies: 17
Views: 4858

Re: New Rule Uses Social Security Records to Block Second Am

I think what is being overlooked here is that law biding gun owners are NOT the ones killing people nor are they going or trying to go around the laws to own or buy guns. We can never make laws that will keep guns out of the hands of those who get guns to kill innocent people for they have no regard...
by Lwells
Sat Dec 17, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??
Replies: 115
Views: 13293

Re: 2nd annual ride and cookout at Mack's fish camp??

I want to thank everyone for the great information and I would love sometime to meet all of you and I sure would like to meet Gerald for he seems like a Hoot and bet he is a ball to be around. Like I said, I'm going to be working for awhile but I may be able to make Mack's and am hopeful. I have an ...

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