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by cowboy
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: small rigs
Replies: 18
Views: 8977

Hey Carol Dixon,
Can you upload a photo or two to the member galleries?
I would love to see what your boats look like.
by cowboy
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: River Ranch
Replies: 7
Views: 1689

Yeah Rick,
I like Bigdaddy's decal idea.
Make availible for purchase on-line, or just link it to an ebay sale, and I'll buy several.
How about an orange flag with screen printed design on it like alot of the clubs have?
I bet alot of folks would go for those as well.
by cowboy
Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:05 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

Cracker, I was not worried aboat the galley space, I just gured that everyone had got whay they wanted from those photos. I am still trying to figure out how to insert an image into these forum posts. Youv'e got a keen eye, and I was wondering if anyone would notice how few t-bars were in that parti...
by cowboy
Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Slick Bottom Alternative?
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Cool Link.
Thanks Cracker.
by cowboy
Sat Jan 29, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

No problem Cracker. I see you have been doing your homework on the aircraft sheet metal. I would use the alclad for the bottom sheets, and the transom. Those areas need the extra corrosion protection. Alot of people believe that disconnection the battery with a switch will slow down corrosion while ...
by cowboy
Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

I just measured our white boat. It is a 5.5' boat. This means it is that wide at the front of the boats bottom, where the bow begins to rise. When I pull a tape from the transom center, and up to the top of the sides, it lands on 4'. When I measured the front, one side of the boat is four feet as we...
by cowboy
Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

Cracker, I am not positive, but I think the are cut from two 4' width sheets. Most of these hulls measure 5'6" or 5' accross the flat part of the hull near the front. Right where the bow section starts to turn up. I would think you could get it done with two sheets 4' wide. If your fixin' to start b...
by cowboy
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

Yeah Cracker, Actually I have. The wide thin style hulls I think you refer to are what I believe is a Miami style boat. These style hulls were first developed by Franny Taylor (I think) Other builders include Thurman, Cloninger, ext. My Dad still has a Thurman, and it performs well, and slides like ...
by cowboy
Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: STEERING
Replies: 17
Views: 2519

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Dave,
Check this site address above. They have some pillow block that have composite bearings w/ 3/4" bore.[/url]
by cowboy
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

Cracker, You keep thinking about that pile of material Pinkston has listed don't you. I don't blame you. If I had the cash I might snag it myself. The part about the patterns is what gets me. Shoot, if you check into what that material sells for, it's probably a darn fair price for the metals alone....
by cowboy
Mon Jan 24, 2005 8:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: lycoming plug wires
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Yeah Marshmaster, I have the Bendix s-200 "shower of sparks" mags on my 200 lycoming. It is actually an old system that was popular years ago. It uses a main set of points in each mag for normal running, but has an extra set in one mag for starting. The extra set is the retard points, and comes into...
by cowboy
Mon Jan 24, 2005 5:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: lycoming plug wires
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

you can buy new parts for your bendix mags on-line at aircraft spruce for one, but the prices on new airworthy parts are very steep. I don't know where you are located, but if you find out who the local aircraft mag man is, he probably has a box full of these components in "as-removed condition" tha...
by cowboy
Sun Jan 23, 2005 1:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: spark plugs and gap on a 540
Replies: 5
Views: 1469

what do those denso's cost. are they more than the champion's?
by cowboy
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: lycoming plug wires
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

All shielded ignition harnesses used on aircraft are used with resistor plugs. They do this on aircraft to keep radio interference down to a min. On your airboat this will probably not be a big concern, so you want to get non-resistor wire for best spark energy. The hardest part is getting a good co...
by cowboy
Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

Marshmaster, I agree that for all around performance, I think that the Palm Beach style hull is the best design ever devised. It evolved over several decades in the diverse airboating environments down here in Florida. There are other areas where airboats are run that this boat would not be the one ...
by cowboy
Sat Jan 22, 2005 7:19 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

Hey Marshmaster,
Boyd Stossel 561-688-1981 I don't know if he is still around or not.There are other Palm Beach hull builders around here if you can't get ahold of him.

I agree with you that he builds some of the very finest hulls availible.
by cowboy
Wed Jan 12, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OLD AIRBOATS
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

Nice job airboat4fun,
Those photo's kick butt.
Where did you get those?
If you have any more throw them up there.
by cowboy
Sat Jan 08, 2005 6:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: rudders
Replies: 3
Views: 1326

Nver seen a boat wuth that name.
Good Name thought.
Keep on spank'in.
by cowboy
Sun Jan 02, 2005 7:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Air Boat in Alaska Need Help ????
Replies: 4
Views: 1261

Alaskatours, If you can't foind a manual, I would try running it on premium pump gas and an ester synthetic pre-mix oil at 25:1. A ratio this heavy should be a safe starting point. The worst thing that could happen is that you oil foul a plug. Get it hot, and run for a few minuits at a high throttle...
by cowboy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 6:30 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: boat
Replies: 2
Views: 1145

There is a company called Mosquito airboats out there who is building small stuff for John boats. Also, right now there are two drop in units for sale on ebay. One is a 25h.p. Onan unit that looks pretty good. The other is a Muculloch 4cyl 80h.p. air cooled 2cycle. This engine I have always thought ...
by cowboy
Fri Dec 31, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: besafe happy new year
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Happy New Year to all.
I'm gonna lay low tonight, and celebrate the new year tomorrow in Port Mayaca.
(Port Mayacca Yacht & Country Club)

Say cool
by cowboy
Wed Dec 29, 2004 7:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

Yeah Marshmaster, Fix that thing. You might try calling Don Tooten in West Palm. (561)686-2486 "Don's aircraft" He builds the finest Palm Beach hulls around, and did one fine job on a hull we have that had issues similar to what you've got. He won't try to rob you, but gets a fair price for high qua...
by cowboy
Wed Dec 29, 2004 5:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Riveted hulls
Replies: 96
Views: 15986

Is it a full deck? Is the transom ok? Does it have polymer on it? Those questions would impact the difficulty of the repair job. If the hull is still basically sound, then the bottom could have a new sheet capped down the middle of the hull. Must of those style boats have two bottom sheets that meet...
by cowboy
Sat Dec 25, 2004 11:48 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: OLD AIRBOATS
Replies: 8
Views: 1506

I figured out how to reformat some old pictures for posting. They are not my photos, but some I downloaded off the net.
Hope you all enjoy seeing these, as I have.
Keep those old airboat pix comming.
by cowboy
Fri Dec 24, 2004 7:51 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Name it!
Replies: 14
Views: 2587

Muddpuppy,
I like the pin-up blown up skirt idea. I have thought of it myself, and if I did some rudder art like that I would have called her "Glamorous Gail"
I would try and do it up like nose art on a bomber.

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