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by CJB0470
Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 headers.
Replies: 1
Views: 293

220 headers.

I just found some cracks in the collector on my header :roll: who makes them? Also is there any difference in performance if I go from three inch to two and half inch collectors? Thanks Chris. :florida:
by CJB0470
Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:28 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: need some info on a 220 gpu PLZ!
Replies: 11
Views: 2025

Re: need some info on a 220 gpu PLZ!

I've had mine for nine years and ran it for the first five on 93 pump gas you have to let it cool off when you get where you are going. I had the top end rebuilt and started using av-gas and I noticed a difference in performance, probably the rebuild but I have been using it ever since. 8) I still l...
by CJB0470
Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

Re: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???

I'm just looking for input I am interested in a 500 Caddy boat. I like the performance of my 220 and was wondering if I would be gaining or loosing performance by switching to a caddy. I have had my boat for ten years and it's time for a change, and I do not want to spent a lot of money and I like d...
by CJB0470
Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

Re: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???

Pipedog, your boat and my boat are very close. I have a 13.6 Cottonmouth with poly and heavy rigging. The engine is stock except for the Holley 500. I have a 72 WW Stump Puller and it runs dry climbing levees etc, and it is not a hill burner. Its a great boat and I've had it for almost ten years jus...
by CJB0470
Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

Re: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???

Thanks for all the input! I'm just kicking it around I've had my 220 for ten years! I was just wondering how the two engines compared. Guess I'll put another ten years on this motor and just enjoy the ground pounder. 8) :florida:
by CJB0470
Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

Re: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???

My GPU has been a great engine and the only thing I am getting tired of is av gas prices and going out of the way to get it. I'm just drawn to that 500 Caddy!?!? I've never even ridden on a DD Caddy boat I just like the looks and simplicity of them. How long do they hold up in a airboat without thru...
by CJB0470
Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???
Replies: 48
Views: 3126

What is a better DD? 220GPU or 500 Caddy???

I just finished rebuilding my GPU and it is running great I am still curious about the Caddy 500's. How do these two engines compare in performance as a DD? :?
by CJB0470
Mon Mar 12, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Toy airboat for kids
Replies: 8
Views: 1622

Re: Toy airboat for kids

I bought a mini Aquacraft RC airboat for my son $109.00 ready to run he loves it. I have the nitro powered version for myself! 8) Their both good kits and easy to get replacement parts for online. :florida:
Chris.
by CJB0470
Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Why did YOU get your first airboat?
Replies: 46
Views: 2770

Re: Why did YOU get your first airboat?

Grew up in Coral Springs and always heard them in 2A never gave them a second thought. Went for a ride on my uncles boat on Okeechobee and I was HOOKED!!! His boat was a Big O hull with eight cylinder Continental, eight blade Warp and a 150 shot of n02!
:florida: 8)
by CJB0470
Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: well somebody got me
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: well somebody got me

Had a neighbor stealing fuel from my boat, dropped a few hints and they didn't take! Filled a tank up with water and his Mustang stopped running at the end of the street!!! PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
by CJB0470
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: @@@@@. Help. @@@@@@
Replies: 4
Views: 830

Re: @@@@@. Help. @@@@@@

10guage 32 inch barrels 3 1/2 inch full choke side by side antique $500... :florida:
by CJB0470
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: How do you separate the head from the barrel on GPU cylinder
Replies: 27
Views: 1519

Re: How do you separate the head from the barrel on GPU cyli

The more I think about this and read the less I want to try it. I didn't even think of the possibility of the thing not lining up for the manifolds Cowtown! I still want to try one though...
by CJB0470
Mon Jan 16, 2012 4:01 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: How do you separate the head from the barrel on GPU cylinder
Replies: 27
Views: 1519

Re: How do you separate the head from the barrel on GPU cyli

Thanks I'm a slow typer!!! I'll give it a try and see how it goes.
by CJB0470
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: How do you separate the head from the barrel on GPU cylinder
Replies: 27
Views: 1519

Re: How do you separate the head from the barrel on GPU cyli

I know that they are threaded on and I think they have to be heated to separate. I have herd it was possible to do with a little effort I am wondering what tools I will need, and how much effort!? 8)
Chris.
by CJB0470
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: How do you separate the head from the barrel on GPU cylinder
Replies: 27
Views: 1519

How do you separate the head from the barrel on GPU cylinder

Thinking of trying to get rid of some bad heads on good cylinders. How do you do it and do I need any special tool?
Thanks, Chris
by CJB0470
Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Help with Continental GPU 220
Replies: 5
Views: 874

Re: Help with Continental GPU 220

Water in the cylinders and pan??? Was it stored without a carb on it or sunk? It's all about your budget, if it was me I think I would find a GPU fresh out of a generator. They are around $ 2000 to $2500. The boat is in the water and you can salvage what you can from the other engine for spare parts...
by CJB0470
Fri Nov 25, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 2x4 prop guard wire
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

Re: 2x4 prop guard wire

Thanks for the advice and input, I appreciate it.
Chris. :florida:
by CJB0470
Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 2x4 prop guard wire
Replies: 18
Views: 1637

2x4 prop guard wire

Where around Port St Lucie can I get the wire fence material to redo my prop guard? I would like to find a piece large enough to to it in one piece, I've been to Tractor Supply in Ft Pierce and they didn't have what I'm looking for.
Thanks, Chris. :florida:
by CJB0470
Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Military Veteran Roll Call
Replies: 61
Views: 3136

Re: Military Veteran Roll Call

83-87 Army Ranger. 8) :old_glory: AIRBORNE!!!
by CJB0470
Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: River Ranch Resort Lake Wales
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: River Ranch Resort Lake Wales

I bring my boat and put in at the marina every time I go there. How long ago was this or is it something new? It's been six months since I've been out there.
Chris.
by CJB0470
Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OUPV License
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

Re: OUPV License

When I was in class the instructor said the license was going to be more difficult to get soon. Now that the Department of Homeland Security is involved background checks and the testing at a USCG approved school are tough. I went to Chapman School of Seamanship here in Stuart it was a good school b...
by CJB0470
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OUPV License
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

Re: OUPV License

BigDaddy, what do you do? I got mine thinking about retirement, fishing guide, airboat rides something along those lines. A friend of mine is a GC and he has been operating a guide service on the side and it got him through the summer. I own a cabinet company and we are steady but ya never know. Chr...
by CJB0470
Sun Oct 09, 2011 9:02 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OUPV License
Replies: 15
Views: 1191

OUPV License

This summer I started the process to get a six-pack USCG License. It came in the mail yesterday! 8) I was just wondering how many people on this site have them? I took the towing class also, I already towed a few bass boats out of the mud on Okeechobee so I thought it would come in handy. Capt Chris...
by CJB0470
Fri Sep 23, 2011 5:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Laser 13'6 still porpoises... bad
Replies: 29
Views: 2455

Re: Laser 13'6 still porpoises... bad

My 13.6 Cottonmouth porpoised when I bought it. I jumped a levy and broke the trim tab and bounced all the way back to the trailer. In 2005 I bought a new hull and adjusted the angle on the motor until it stopped. See if you can adjust the engine angle, if not use the screw jack to push the bottom d...
by CJB0470
Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: St Lucie river north fork
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: St Lucie river north fork

I thought about it and decided not to, I think it would just piss people off. I put in at boat ramp off Citrus and rode west past the jail on the way back I knowticed some folks not to pleased with me riding in the canal. It was about five pm and I was just on plane trying to keep the noise down. Th...

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