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by Rick McC.
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fuel Recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 1032

Re: Fuel Recommendations

I run 90 octane ethanol free gas with PRI-G fuel stabilizer in everything but my autos; which includes outboards, motorcycles, airboat, and all my smalll engine powered “stuff.”

I’ve done that for many years now, and have never had any fuel related issues with anything.
by Rick McC.
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Veterans Day
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Veterans Day

Thank you, Sir, and thanks to all the other veterans! :usa:
by Rick McC.
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:We are up around Ocala with the boat Rick if you get out.


Thank you Sir, but that’s a ways north for me,

I tried to see the PM, but it was deleted.

Hope y’all had a big time! :thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:I'll PM you


OK.

I just receivd an email this AM advisng that romorrow’s IDPA match has been cancelled. That’s only the second cancellation in the history of HSC holding matches.

Take care,
by Rick McC.
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?

My bet is its the best product for his application Rick. You been over to DCRG shooting lately? Blu and I went to the Sportsmans Club 2 weeks ago to function test some new hardware. No Sir. The last shooting I did was an Armscor 1911 in 9mm/22TCM a couple months ago for a TE review for M1911.ORG (t...
by Rick McC.
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?
Replies: 10
Views: 1085

Re: Clear coating bare aluminum, should I?

Sharkhide is a product that’s used by many pontoon boat owners to coat their pontoons after they’ve polished them, and many speak favorably of it.

I have no first hand experience with the product, as I have better things to waste my time on than polishing pontoons...
by Rick McC.
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Whats needed to run dry
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Whats needed to run dry

I agree.

I had an airboat years ago that would have never have run dry ground (I never even tried), but it had no trouble bumping up and over rock and oyster bars.
by Rick McC.
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: I really Enjoy
Replies: 8
Views: 1078

Re: I really Enjoy

:angry5: :banghead:

Damn right!

That kind of equipment should only be used when actualy necessary.

There are a lot of morons in the world, unfortunately.
by Rick McC.
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: THE NEW CADILLAC
Replies: 19
Views: 1607

Re: THE NEW CADILLAC

:cheers:
by Rick McC.
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: PHANTOM STARTS
Replies: 20
Views: 1904

Re: PHANTOM STARTS

Damn!

I’ve been running and riding in airboats for 50+ years, and have never heard of, much less seen, such a thing.

That’ll make you go to church (and buy a lotto ticket, too!) :angel4:
by Rick McC.
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 13276

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Excellent!
by Rick McC.
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Rebuild
Replies: 22
Views: 2019

Re: Airboat Rebuild

^^^^ Damn!

How’s it running now?
by Rick McC.
Fri May 18, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 13276

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

That’s a lot of DIY work!

Looking forward to the next installment... :thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Sun May 06, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1778

Re: Need Advice

Well, we got nine years out of the first set of stainless flex pipe and Flowmasters, and have three years so far on the second set. I expect to get several more years out of these, as we found that on the first set, the flex pipe was under quite a bit of stress, which we alleviated in routing the p...
by Rick McC.
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1778

Re: Need Advice

Well, we got nine years out of the first set of stainless flex pipe and Flowmasters, and have three years so far on the second set. I expect to get several more years out of these, as we found that on the first set, the flex pipe was under quite a bit of stress, which we alleviated in routing the pi...
by Rick McC.
Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A..holes on air boats
Replies: 26
Views: 3496

Re: A..holes on air boats

As A Law Enforcement officer for 29 years I can tell you you got butt heads in every state in the union, certain states just seem to have more than others , my family has been in Palm Beach County since the 1870's and the family's business was started in 1893 so I'm very deep rooted in Fla history ...
by Rick McC.
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need Advice
Replies: 19
Views: 1778

Re: Need Advice

unforgiven11B wrote:Mine uses 3” Stainless flex off of the headers that connect to Stainless magna flow mufflers, pretty common set up. And legal!


Same here.
by Rick McC.
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Polymer Price's
Replies: 7
Views: 1805

Re: Polymer Price's

Believe this material is close to optimal overall. If you go with this, do not say the words "Air Boat" when talking with them. http://www.superslide.com/products/hoppers-bins/yellow-quartz I know it's not local to the area you asked about, but since you are looking for 3/8 this material ...
by Rick McC.
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: BBC Oil Cooler opinions?
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: BBC Oil Cooler opinions?

Mine generally runs at 125-137.5 F, so I don’t know that the oil is getting hot enough to make an oil cooler necessary.

It’s been running in that temp range for over 11 years now (without an oil cooler.)
by Rick McC.
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?
Replies: 66
Views: 6553

Re: The first place you ever ran an Airboat?

Pine Island Bay north to the head of Wall Creek in early 1980.
by Rick McC.
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What can I reuse from old boat on new build?
Replies: 3
Views: 742

Re: What can I reuse from old boat on new build?

Gary S wrote:If it's good reuse it. If it's bad throw it away.


This!
by Rick McC.
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: radiator distance from prop
Replies: 21
Views: 1949

Re: radiator distance from prop

Mine is mounted behind the rear braces, 2 1/2” in front of the prop blades.
by Rick McC.
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Battery Help
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Battery Help

terrible ted wrote:The switch is also good to shut the bastteries off from posible drains when not in use.

Yes, it is.

I always shut everything off (except the auto bilge pumps) that way.
by Rick McC.
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Battery Help
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Battery Help

I’ve been running the Perco switch and dual batteries in boats for many years without issue.

I currently have that same setup in both an airboat and a pontoon boat.
by Rick McC.
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need help on lake Panasoffkee
Replies: 8
Views: 1444

Re: Need help on lake Panasoffkee

k-dog wrote:Thanks for the heads up on the ramp east side don’t want to get back to truck at 11pm and find I have no wheels on it or no truck


I’ve been there.

It’s not a place you'd want to be, and the area you go through to get there isn’t either.

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