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by Olf Art
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 16x8 glass hull?
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: 16x8 glass hull?

B-White wrote:Jimmy White builds a 16 X 8 also.... 352-481-5180
Amen ..... only call you need to make.
by Olf Art
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 16x8 glass hull?
Replies: 12
Views: 2690

Re: 16x8 glass hull?

B-White wrote:Jimmy White builds a 16 X 8 also.... 352-481-5180
Amen ..... only call you need to make.
by Olf Art
Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:36 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 3692

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

There is something about fine woodworking that i wish i could do but some of us just arnt lucky to have that talent But , I Love the look of an old clinker built (lapstrake) hull, sailboats and such .... And how could you not love the old chris craft mahogany runabouts, simply beautiful! Not sure w...
by Olf Art
Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 3692

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Now that would be a sexy boat right there I've always thought so ..... almost a fantasy of what a post WWI airboat might have looked like, but with benefit of enough modern design technology to make it a smooth running vessel. I've done a little wooden boat building, and wood isn't only an incredib...
by Olf Art
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:20 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 3692

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

I put carbons on just about all the boats i build for people cause thats what they ask for but i guess i am a little ol skool i just love a wood prop on my own boats , even ran a woodie on my '47 stinson (miss that ol plane) think i prefered it to the metal mccauley at times ...... Since you mentio...
by Olf Art
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 3692

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Looks real good! Wood is 'old school' but nothin' looks better. Keep it waxed and park it parallel with the ground and it'll last you for years. :thumbleft:
by Olf Art
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-235 for Caddell's mini
Replies: 23
Views: 4413

Re: O-235 for Caddell's mini

Jmo, but hull is skinny and short, with heavy overkill aluminum metal work for cage and engine stand, combine that with bad under powerd motor choice, you will be back posting within 3 months after you get it on the waterfront the next step you propose! THis ain't rocket science, start your build f...
by Olf Art
Sun Jul 24, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-235 for Caddell's mini
Replies: 23
Views: 4413

Re: O-235 for Caddell's mini

My boat planes really quick right now. I just need to be able to run dry since the river is so low. I hate having to push! Lol O-360 is what I'll look for. You've missed the point I was trying to make. Instead of looking for an O-360 (your engine sounds like it has plenty of power if it 'planes qui...
by Olf Art
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: O-235 for Caddell's mini
Replies: 23
Views: 4413

Re: O-235 for Caddell's mini

An O-235 isn't really a 'mini' motor. Yes it's a small engine, but I've spent many hours aloft behind a much smaller engine (an A-65 Continental), and I guess my question to you is ....... why is your hull only 6' wide? You don't have enough reserve flotation to safely navigate with more horsepower ...
by Olf Art
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Motor Reliablity
Replies: 47
Views: 6922

Re: Motor Reliablity

This has been beat to death so many times. I sure hope I don't regret posting what I'm about to say. There are MANY simplifications taken for granted here, please don’t beat this up on semantics, OK? Also, not trying to “start” anything here. If you think I am wrong, please show me. If you want to ...
by Olf Art
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Motor Reliablity
Replies: 47
Views: 6922

Re: Motor Reliablity

The Ford Motor Company built the B-24 Liberator bombers ( yes they did, at the Willow Run plant) before the start of WWII. The engines were Wright Cyclones that could operate at 2.600 rpm. cruise for hours at a time over the Pacific Basin, with more range and bomb load ability than anything else in ...
by Olf Art
Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Motor Reliablity
Replies: 47
Views: 6922

Re: Motor Reliablity

Reliability is as close as your right foot. Do you start an engine and then slam it to full throttle before it's had a chance to warm up? Do you use the best oil available and change it often? Are you more interested in WFO speed than you are about what your engine is turning at cruise? That, more t...
by Olf Art
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Scalloping 2016?
Replies: 8
Views: 2558

Re: Scalloping 2016?

Haven't been in years, but Keaton Beach (North of Steinhatchee) used to be good too. Love to eat 'em. How do y'all cook 'em up? Fried? Baked?
by Olf Art
Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 350 dd
Replies: 14
Views: 3371

Re: 350 dd

I ran a dd350 on a deep sided glass hull for 5 years. Great boat. Went anywhere there was any water. Great to fish and frog and gator hunt. Quiet. Reliable. Great gas mileage. Eventually I couldn't stand not being able to go anywhere I wanted and switched to an 0-540 on an aluminum hull... But that...
by Olf Art
Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 350 dd
Replies: 14
Views: 3371

Re: 350 dd

I want something not too expensive and be able to still go out fishing shallow and ride around.but this is my first airboat build so wish me luck A DD will do all of that for you. The secret is to not let it gat too heavy, so just a couple seats, a single battery, and it'll take you anywhere you ne...
by Olf Art
Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: One star--two star--three star
Replies: 29
Views: 10529

Re: One star--two star--three star

I certainly don't need some grown men insinuating I'm a freeloading, entitled, SOB. If you want to donate, do it. But be humble. I'll take the old Southern Airboat thank you very much. Adam, I didn't institute the 'stars' system. Rick did. It was his way of showing all of us that he appreciated our...
by Olf Art
Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 350 dd
Replies: 14
Views: 3371

Re: 350 dd

What is the average cost of building a dd 350? I met a guy once who used 350 DD's for froggin' and fishing. He said that he had several that he'd bought for around $200 bucks apiece out of wrecked cars when he found one, and he said he'd run one until it started being a problem and then he'd hang a...
by Olf Art
Sun Jul 03, 2016 1:52 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 10 years ago wow.
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: 10 years ago wow.

K-mac, I've enjoyed our past decade together. You're a stand-up guy in my book. :thumbleft:
by Olf Art
Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: One star--two star--three star
Replies: 29
Views: 10529

Re: One star--two star--three star

This site was better back when there were no stars for folks to worry about. Really? I'll have to disagree. It's not about the money ..... Lord knows that when I filled in my Avatar I didn't have money running out of my pockets. What I did see was a young businessman trying to create something pret...
by Olf Art
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New guy, new to airboats
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: New guy, new to airboats

My best advice? Read, read, read ..... the archives on this site (Search ... upper right) are slam full of all the information you'll ever need to get you started. Spend some serious hours there. It will be time very well spent.
by Olf Art
Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: One star--two star--three star
Replies: 29
Views: 10529

Re: One star--two star--three star

As I go through the threads, I look at how many stars are on the Avatar. I see many and I see none. There are many folks on the net that constantly follow SA but do not support it. It's like reading the news paper in the morning, you don't have to buy it any more and you take it for granted. It's l...
by Olf Art
Sun Jun 26, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Vacationing in Hawaii ?
Replies: 5
Views: 4209

Re: Vacationing in Hawaii ?

I was in Hawaii once for about an hour and a half some 50 years ago to find out why one of our engines was showing a warning light. Turns out it was a defective sender, and I haven't felt a need to go back there since. :)
by Olf Art
Thu Jun 23, 2016 2:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Mini Mufflers
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: Mini Mufflers

As a general rule 'mini' mufflers kill torque, and they're unnecessarily loud too. It's a common misconception that little mufflers make power. They don't .... they're usually pretty restrictive and don't provide any anti-reversion, which is hard on your engine's exhaust valves.
by Olf Art
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming IO580 ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2155

Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

Wow… The IO-580 has a bore of 5.319 inches and a stroke of 4.375 inches and produces 315 horsepower at 2,700 RPM. It should be a beast, and just a matter of time before they appear on some high $$ AC boat. That was my thinking, Glades. We all should know by now that it's torque (not horsepower) tha...
by Olf Art
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming IO580 ....
Replies: 8
Views: 2155

Re: Lycoming IO580 ....

There has been 1 or 2 used...but they are out of most people's price range Yea, it would probably be way too early to expect to find a run-out. Cool lookin engines though. A couple of the commercial aircraft that come equipped with them have service ceilings up to 45,000 ft. so they must breathe pr...

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