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after 3 yrs '''' got my new boat..this is my first aircraft boat..i took it out saturday it did pretty good. theres acouple lil things i need to work out on it. but damn it felt great after all those years.
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Nice !!!!!!

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Congrates,,, That 1st ride is sweet,,,

Slide safe my friend,,,

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:thumbleft: That's a sweet ride where you ride at? :old_glory: :rebel: :florida:

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Very nice, take care of her, she will return the favor...

Sweet boat. Enjoy, be safe..
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im taking real good care of her..she needs a lil tlc ...i just run around the withlacoochie river for now till get get all the bugs worked out...and thank yall...have some fun and smash some grass.

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That's a great looking setup! That's just about the perfect boat IMO. well worth the wait!
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:cheers: :florida:
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i think its the perfect family boat...im just not use to aircraft so i keep hearing different noises lol....but she seems to do the job.

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looks good bro - congrats and be safe!! :rebel:
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Congrat's nice looking ride

If your not used to A/c get a CHT gauge if you do not have one. Good insurance. If the oil cooler is working good sometimes and something goes wrong it take looker for the oil temp to react compared to the cylinder head temp.

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im getting a oil temp gauge for sure....it ran 130 degrees all day saturday..im sure there alot ill learn in time with a aircraft engine.

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ls1airboat wrote:im getting a oil temp gauge for sure....it ran 130 degrees all day saturday..im sure there alot ill learn in time with a aircraft engine.

Dang, that's great.. I hit 180 degrees on a really long run but never went over. Mine always stops right there. I hate it when the oil temp moves. But have been told by Twister and Rhodes what the normal operating temperature of an aircraft motor has to be JUST to take off.. Shoot !! I have NEVER run it that hot, only to find out that this was the normal operating temperature of the motor.. Your just fine with that, ride it, they all make a little noise. Nice thing is with aircraft, everything is duplicated. Spark plugs, Mags, etc.. Down to no battery, they make their own spark (hell, just hand prop it). They are made to run even if something fails. They are pretty resilient motors..

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