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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: 6842

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: 778

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: 2011

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: 936

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: 936

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: 1462

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.
by Rick McC.
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Floral city hull opinions
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

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: 1440

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: 1440

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: 2752

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: 4237

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: 1743

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: 1810

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: 1610

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: 4237

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: 1526

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: 4599

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: 3336

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 projectile. If it's...
by Rick McC.
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Why didnt Florida join this lawsuit
Replies: 9
Views: 2520

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: 3101

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: 3101

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: 17508

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: 4454

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: 1644

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: 1422

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 25+ years...

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