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by Rick McC.
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Floral city hull opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: Floral city hull opinions

One Eyed Gator wrote:Everyone I have ridden in except one rode hard on the nose.


Mine does too, if I really get on it when loaded down.

When I’m by myself, only about the last three feet of the hull is touching the water when on the plane.
by Rick McC.
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Floral city hull opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: Floral city hull opinions

Rick Mcc, what setup do you have and does it run dry ok? I know it’s more about the setup than anything just curious on how the hull reacts compared to another. Stay pretty flat in the turns? Plan on? Thanks again.... Well I’ve never run it “dry” as most on here seem to mean; running through pastur...
by Rick McC.
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Floral city hull opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 1405

Re: Floral city hull opinions

My boat is a FC, an ‘07 built in late ‘06.

After 11 years of running exclusively in salt water, the hull is still in great shape, as is everything else.
by Rick McC.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Brake design ideas?
Replies: 26
Views: 2642

Re: Brake design ideas?

I believe that Floral City Airboats also builds boats for use on snow and ice.

Mike would be the person to speak to there.
by Rick McC.
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 27
Views: 4172

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

It really is not that big of a concern if the correct alloy is used. Sometimes a corrosion problem can be found where the screws (stainless) go through the aluminum as they are dissimilar metals but that is usually late in the boats life. What is really bad for aluminum is to have carpeted bunks ma...
by Rick McC.
Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Fuel pump, electrical or mechanical?
Replies: 12
Views: 1684

Re: Fuel pump, electrical or mechanical?

Thanks for all your help!! Just get one (outboard squeeze bulb) on the more expensive end of the prices. The last one I bought (from Walmart) was @$20.00. Most these days are made to handle ethanol. That’s why they cost so much more than they used to. That said, I only use ethanol-free gas in my ai...
by Rick McC.
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Single hoop vs double hoop cage
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: Single hoop vs double hoop cage

Couldn’t agree more, Cowboy! :thumbleft:
by Rick McC.
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Steering
Replies: 6
Views: 1593

Re: Steering

When my Dad had our boat built 12 years ago, it came with a cable that didn’t have near enough travel either way, though one side was a little better than the other. I told him that he needed to insist that they change it out for a different style cable. They did, and the steering’s been much better...
by Rick McC.
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Strickly Redfish Boat
Replies: 27
Views: 4172

Re: Strickly Redfish Boat

This rig is about 12 years old now, and was built for saltwater use, fishing and hauling gear to the hunt camp. It’s 18X8 with a two foot solid catcher, high transom, all stainless rigging, 454CID/425HP Edelbrock crate motor, with 2/1 belt drive and three blade Whirlwind stump puller prop. For scale...
by Rick McC.
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Leroy Knowles
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: Leroy Knowles

RIP, Sir.

Prayers to the family...
by Rick McC.
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: ciean up
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

Re: ciean up

I have never understood why people can't respect our land and personal property. There is no excuse for anyone thinking they can just throw their trash and garbage down ANYWHERE and walk off. I may step on some toes but I don't care when it comes to people just throwing down their trash or not clea...
by Rick McC.
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Aluminum cased ammo
Replies: 8
Views: 2427

Re: Aluminum cased ammo

The issue with using steel case ammo in a semi auto lies with the extractor. Aluminum is a soft metal and will not hurt the extractor claw but steel case ammo "could" be an issue. The Glock pistol was not designed to use a steel case round nor was it designed to use a unjacketed projectil...
by Rick McC.
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Why didnt Florida join this lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 1742

Re: Why didnt Florida join this lawsuit

I agree, there is plenty of work that could be done to make the current legislation more efficient. The main reason I defend it, to use the Everglades as one example, is that without the current protection the Everglades receives, partly through the ESA, they wouldn’t open it back into an untouched...
by Rick McC.
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 3023

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

My mount is a piece of stainless tubing on the starboard side of the cage that the fiberglass pole slides down into.

I put the flag into place at the boat ramp before launching, and remove it when the boat’s back on the trailer.

It’s worked fine for over 11 years now...
by Rick McC.
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 3023

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

I haven't needed a trailer, but I had Chris make me some aluminum guide-on brackets a few days ago.

They're top quality, were made on time, and at the price agreed upon.

He's definitely got my business from now on!
by Rick McC.
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 95
Views: 13291

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Nice work Sir, and good luck!
by Rick McC.
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used
Replies: 18
Views: 4352

Re: Banks-Maxwell Propeller 66D-29 Never Used

Well, I'll add to it then.

My first airboat back in 1980 was Corvair powered with an aluminum prop.
by Rick McC.
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat registration
Replies: 10
Views: 1595

Re: Boat registration

Waggs wrote:My registration shows for propulsion "airprp" .... just syayin


Mine too.
by Rick McC.
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hearing protection for dogs
Replies: 9
Views: 1386

Re: Hearing protection for dogs

Do whatever it takes to keep them on! Many years ago when I was much younger/more stupid, neither I nor an Aussie that was our "once in a lifetime dog," wore ear muffs when airboating. He deserved better. The dog was deaf as a post in his old age, and my ears have been ringing for the last...
by Rick McC.
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Trailer Tires and Wheels?
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Trailer Tires and Wheels?

Yes.

They were often used on airboat trailers back in the 70's-80's.
by Rick McC.
Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Tach/electrical acting up
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: Tach/electrical acting up

Basin_Runner355 wrote:Found my fuse blowing problem wire was cut and rubbing on the cage

Tach still acting up with you turn the key on it the needle jumps up to like 150 with out even starting the motor


Sounds like it's getting to be time for a new tach.

They don't last forever on boats.
by Rick McC.
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: rudders
Replies: 6
Views: 1060

Re: rudders

I've never seen rudders like that before.
by Rick McC.
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 20037

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Dirtman wrote:Hopefully you have a bad gauge and the new gauge fixes that problem. Good to hear that they caught the heart problem before it got any worse and I hope you have a complete recovery


Exactly!

Fukk photobucket... :violent1:
by Rick McC.
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2407

Re: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!

Sniper that is a good looking rig you have there :usa: Thanks for doing what you do! Prototype you do need to lighten up just a little buddy, Chill Bro. Some builders attach the cable behind the pivot point of the rudder and others attach it ahead of the pivot, some even put the steering at the top...

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