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by mad_mike
Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Come on Man Really?
Replies: 20
Views: 2210

Re: Come on Man Really?

Has nothing to do with the "new generation" I've seen some 40 something's doing some stupid a$$ disrespectful crap. Beer mixed with some A$$holes and they care about them only, last words out their mouth was "check this sh** out" and laughed their ass off when they looked at the damage afterwards A...
by mad_mike
Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rudder Trim Tabs
Replies: 21
Views: 1965

Re: Rudder Trim Tabs

So my rudders have tabs that have been straight since I got the boat and they measure equal on leading and trailing edge. She tracks straight with no hand on the stick and boat on plane. What am I doing wrong? Maybe she would burn the hill better if I toe them in/out a inch?
by mad_mike
Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Show off your ride!! Lets see what your sliding around on..
Replies: 526
Views: 78586

Re: Show off your ride!! Lets see what your sliding around o

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Ak Airboats hull, 350/350, 2:1 belt, 3 bld. 78" stumppuller. I call it PODUNK.
by mad_mike
Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Dark Matter Carbon Rudders - 3ft and 4ft Now Available
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: Dark Matter Carbon Rudders - 3ft and 4ft Now Available

B-White wrote:
SwampNinja wrote:
JB540 wrote:Price?

First born.
These things are A LOT prettier than most peoples first born...

910 for 3'
935 for 4'
Dang, hope those come with auto pilot. Nice looking product for sure. Any plans for 5' rudders for the "barges" in Alaska?
by mad_mike
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop storage
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Prop storage

Sweet! Thanks
by mad_mike
Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop storage
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Prop storage

The cage allows the prop to come out without disassembling the blades from the hub. I was wondering if storing it flat would have any ill-effects on it?
by mad_mike
Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop storage
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Prop storage

Can a Whirlwind prop be stored as an assembled unit flat for a couple weeks? I can remove the three blade unit from the cage without tearing the blades apart from the hub.
by mad_mike
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Crown Royal, and Brilliant Ideas...
Replies: 41
Views: 4530

Re: Crown Royal, and Brilliant Ideas...

There were three boats built here with exhaust dumps throught the hull under the engine stand. It quiets the exhaust to very low noise levels. High temps are one issue leading to cracks in the aluminum flanges the exhaust mounted to. The bigger problem was discovered when the operator suddenly let o...
by mad_mike
Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Lycoming Parts in Alaska
Replies: 8
Views: 2622

Re: Lycoming Parts in Alaska

PM sent
by mad_mike
Sun Mar 20, 2011 10:09 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Need advice on getting right boat
Replies: 12
Views: 2574

Re: Need advice on getting right boat

I have been there twice with my 16 footer and once with an 18 foot boat. We had 2 people each of the trips. The trip with the 18 footer we had no advantage, due to our traveling light. If you need to take it all with you out there then get as big a boat as you can. I can hook you up with a guy in Fa...
by mad_mike
Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Need advice on getting right boat
Replies: 12
Views: 2574

Re: Need advice on getting right boat

A boat 16x7.5 should work well for that river with 3 guys, that pack light. I have seen multiple times guys launching in the Sag. with a boat heavy with camp and fuel. That river has beat the bottom out of many boats. I think Skip has made a mint off repairs from heavy boats running it.
by mad_mike
Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Anyone been out riding?
Replies: 0
Views: 990

Anyone been out riding?

Spring fever has set in at the MM house. I need out for a ride. We have N gales blowing 50-70+ with temps at 20 deg. Hopefully in a couple weeks we can get out and trap some beavers.
by mad_mike
Thu Jan 06, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: question
Replies: 8
Views: 1849

Re: question

Try to find something to park on so the boat rocks easily. The other thing is what Skip said. In front of the cabins we build up cribbing to park on. The worse I ever froze down was with wet snow over ice. It was ugly, lots of work to break free.
by mad_mike
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: At last
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: At last

Nice, thanks for adding a forum for us Alaskans. I shoveled 2 feet out of the boat and took her for a spin. Nothing like driving on snow, I had to keep it out of the water as much as I could. The drain plug hole was frozen and plug wasn't going in.
by mad_mike
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: torn belt
Replies: 11
Views: 723

Re: torn belt

I was running up a little podunk creek two years ago and shredded the original belt on my ch2 drive. Had to leave the boat there for a week. I was relived the bears didn't play Donky Kong with my boat up there! The hour meter was at 480 hrs, which were the same hrs. on the drive. I replaced it with ...
by mad_mike
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: My new prop.
Replies: 9
Views: 819

Re: My new prop.

Is that water dipped, like they do camo? Looks nice, I have to question how long it will last.
by mad_mike
Wed Oct 14, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Northern airboats, do you have problem with carb icing up?
Replies: 22
Views: 1338

Re: Northern airboats, do you have problem with carb icing up?

I run FI for that very reason. 35deg. with high humidity and a carb is a bad mix. I have seen guys make a cover for the carb and run a piece of flex pipe to the underside of the header. FI seems to be the answer for me.
by mad_mike
Fri Jul 31, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking at boat tomorrow to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Looking at boat tomorrow to buy

blackdog, how did it go? When you mentioned Skip I knew you were in good hands.
by mad_mike
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking at boat tomorrow to buy
Replies: 10
Views: 891

Re: Looking at boat tomorrow to buy

Blackdog, does the hull have at least a 7'6" bottom sheet? If it is narrower than that the boat will take lots more throttle to run dry or with a load. 400 hours on a motor shouldn't be too bad with frequent oil changes. If the hull is thrashed then so is the motor more than likely. As far as gal/hr...
by mad_mike
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:46 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: scratches in poly
Replies: 18
Views: 1020

Re: scratches in poly

My new poly got a bit better after I scratched it up a bit. I have the Blue Iron on my boat. I don't think an few scratches will hurt as long as the bottom sheet isn't pounded in.
by mad_mike
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum Cage?
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Aluminum Cage?

Under Skips guidance I used 1" for the 2 back hoops and the rudder support framework, 3/4 for the front hoop and all other framing. When you put that 3/8 on it really ties the thing together. I was a bit apprehensive at first, since I built it myself.
by mad_mike
Tue Mar 03, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum Cage?
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Aluminum Cage?

Back of the boat is decked. I used 3/8 round stock to tie it all together in place of mesh. The thing will not rack with me shaking the rudders. My main concern was bashing my cage through the woods. Put it this way I usually have bark all over the cage afer running here. How are you getting ice up ...
by mad_mike
Mon Mar 02, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum Cage?
Replies: 17
Views: 2111

Re: Aluminum Cage?

I built mine with Skips instrctions. BILLY BAD A**!! Tough and light. I run a mix of salt and freshwater. Pics in my gallery as well. Here in SE Alaska stainless gets hosed.
by mad_mike
Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: cold weather motor oil
Replies: 6
Views: 795

Re: cold weather motor oil

0-40 mobile1 is in my motor year round. This part of Alaska doesn't get that cold, 20 or 15 deg maybe.
by mad_mike
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: aluminum vs stainless rigging
Replies: 10
Views: 1015

Re: aluminum vs stainless rigging

I built my new cage from aluminum and it it awesome. This spring I am going to build my engine stand from it as well for the weight savings. I live and run my boat in a very corrosive marine enviroment and quite frankly any metal will corrode here. Aluminum holds up pretty well. I am pretty sure tha...

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