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 Post subject: Re: PROJECT: AirGator
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:14 pm 
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Quackcephus, i sho will. It's going to be kind of a slow process until i purchase all my
parts. I purchased my belt drive, now i've got to purchase my springs,cam,etc,etc to handle
the rpm's. Also have to purchase the prop (water walker 76" SiriuS) then after that i've
either got to fab a a gantry crane, or i may just use my front end loader, which i probably
will use my loader for lifting cage,motor,reduction,etc,etc. ill have to re do my motor stand some,
and so on & so forth.Have the money to buy the stuff now but i have a hard time letting go
of it. It will be a right nice thread when I get it going tho. I'll post many a picture. Kc5akb
that do sound like a good idee

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 Post subject: Re: PROJECT: AirGator
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:48 pm 
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KC5AKB wrote:
Looks Like you and CDP might have to host a Picture Shoot Below The Dam


Might have to "squeeze" in a little fishing too... if cdp is up to it. :dontknow:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:16 pm 
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Yes sir, i do lot's of fishing down there. havent in awile. Used to go every weekend and sometimes during the
week last summer. Im always down for fishing. :salute:

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 Post subject: Re: PROJECT: AirGator
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 8:19 pm 
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kc5akb, my phone didnt have 3g in the weld shop, the txt picture txt or what not didnt download today :(

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 Post subject: Re: PROJECT: AirGator
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:39 am 
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I won't be headed to the Ellis County Air Boat Recovery Center and Whiskey Allocators to work on the Airgator this weekend, as the fine upstanding members of the community will need my diagnosctic medical imaging skills tonight from 11pm to 7am... if you think the photos of the good people at Wal-Mart are good, well y'all oughta see some of the mofo's in the ER... living proof that Darwin's theory on Natural Selection is more like a Greek Play than science... a little comedy, a little tragedy, a little irony & a little parody... & these mofo's keep breedin' because we're providing them with housing, food, healthcare, daycare, etc. so rest assured that Johnson's "Great Society" is alive & well. :banghead:


I did, however order a pair of new seats for the Airgator this am & got 'em cheap... getting both shipped to TX from FL cheaper than I could buy one over their counter on a heads up from Breakin' Wind... thanks again Robert for heads up. :thumbleft:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:44 pm 
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Yessir Quack.....you are right!.....You should be elected "King" :king:

cuz that sure looks like a "Throne"

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 Post subject: Re: PROJECT: AirGator
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:11 pm 
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HASBEEN wrote:
Yessir Quack.....you are right!.....You should be elected "King" :king:

cuz that sure looks like a "Throne"

Hasbeen


I can hardly wait to get 'em mounted & the AirGator finished... the weather is warmin' up, everybody's got cabin fever & the fish'll be bitin' good real soon. :thumbleft:

Just be sure to use your write in vote... :blackeye:

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 Post subject: Re: PROJECT: AirGator
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:28 pm 
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This weekend was well spent at the Ellis County Air Boat Recovery Center and Whiskey Allocators. I got the nav lights mounted, wired in & got it figured out on the "what & how" in the console box. We got the batteries mounted, the "perko" moved & new battery cables installed. In the process I bet I cut off close to 457,368, 219 zip ties & got some of that cleaned up. A "big" thanks again to Cuzin' Eugene & Rita for allowing me to use their shop & generally be in their way. Also a "big" thanks to Cuzin' Butch, who squared me away on mouting the batteries. Last but not least, a "big" thanks to Cuzin' Ric, who saved the day with a bag of ice & a 12er of Lone Star Light.
:thumbleft: :thumbleft: :thumbleft:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:35 pm 
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Lookin well my friend.

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 Post subject: Re: PROJECT: AirGator
PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:33 pm 
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A Big Thanks!!!!!
To Ms. Rita for the Food and to Eugene , Butch and Jay For the Work on Red's Boat . I sure like the looks of that Airgator . Also I never thought of the way Wind Flows / that was neat when you look at the Black Area on the wood Prop surface area and wind flow that comes off it and the tips Thanks Eugene For the Demo .


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Location: Texas prolly on the Brazos river.
So i hear there has been some progress on the AirGator?
Did you install that windshield washer pump with the 101 Turkey on tap on the console with that guarded switch ?
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 Post subject: Re: PROJECT: AirGator
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:39 pm 
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I spent most of the weekend at the Ellis County Air Boat Recovery Center and Whiskey Allocators & thanks to Cuzin' Eugene the Airgator is pretty much finished. When I got there Sat am "the elves" had the console & seats mounted, the seat stand floor cut & mounted. I spent most of the day tightening it all up. All I have left to do is mount the seat covers, fishing rod holders, a horn & my gps. I have some led runnin' lights on order so when they come in I want to fabricate some sort of light bar to mount of the grass rake. I'm very happy with the way everything came together & I'm extermely grateful for all the help in gettin' the AirGator ready to run this year. :thumbleft:

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So i hear there has been some progress on the AirGator?
Did you install that windshield washer pump with the 101 Turkey on tap on the console with that guarded switch ?
:texas: :old_glory: :rebel: :toothy7:


All the lines are ran & everything is bolted on, as soon as the adapter plate comes in for the intake manifold I'll be set. :bounce:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Man that looks good ! Soon nuf we'll go test and tube that puppy.

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Brotherbob wrote:
Man that looks good ! Soon nuf we'll go test and tube that puppy.


I can hardly wait... rarin' to go :thumbleft:

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The Airgator turned out very nice & I couldn't be happier with that. I could not of got this project done without the help from my BRAB family & a few wayward friends. I would like to thank Eugene & Rita, who opened up their home & shop to me. Also a "BIG" thanks to Rusty, Butch, Ric, Bob, Robert & Keith... who all contributed, got dirty & helped a brutha to get-r-done. I'd also like to thank Tom & Lee for lettin' me put in at their beautiful place & spending the afternoon running that stretch of the Brazos river. :thumbleft:


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That`ll get er done :cheers:


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That`ll get er done :cheers:


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Shakin' that bush Boss... shakin' that bush :violent1:

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Got a few more minor details tightened up, liltimetx let me hand him tools & cold one while he put on new gas tank bushings, bolts, washers & nuts & added 2 more fishin' rod holders. I got the gps mounted & working, mounted an ice chest... it's one like they use on flats boats with a seat cushion on the top of it & gonna get it all wet Sunday mornin'. I'll post some pic's when I get to my home computer. :blackeye:

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 12:28 pm 
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had no idee yall were going below whitney. i cruised down that way to take a look see
at the river. recognized the trucks. im sure wanting to go out crusing/fishing/spending a
day on the river

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Got a few more minor details tightened up, liltimetx let me hand him tools & cold one while he put on new gas tank bushings, bolts, washers & nuts & added 2 more fishin' rod holders. I got the gps mounted & working, mounted an ice chest... it's one like they use on flats boats with a seat cushion on the top of it & gonna get it all wet Sunday mornin'. I'll post some pic's when I get to my home computer. :blackeye:


As fate would have it, the batteries in my camera died before i could snap the pic's... :violent1:

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 6:48 pm 
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damn the luck. sounds like something that would happen to me.went to go weld up a
a new mount plate for a motor/gearbox on a ripsaw not long ago, and the damn welder
battery was dead :angry5:

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One of my BRAB bro's hooked up the Airgator with some Alumi-Brite... cleaned that hull right up. A BIG thanks Randy!!! :thumbleft:


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Quack, she turned out great! She sure didn't have any trouble climbin that hill up to the house, did she?
Good on ya'! Now go catch one of those $10,000 armored catfish and you'll be set for the Summer. :wink:

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Quack, she turned out great! She sure didn't have any trouble climbin that hill up to the house, did she?
Good on ya'! Now go catch one of those $10,000 armored catfish and you'll be set for the Summer. :wink:


Thanks Olf Art & yes she did... all the way to the trailer. :twisted:

As far as 'em 10K armored catfish are concerned I would need a pile of 'em so that I could tell "The Man" to "shove it" & blow it on Lone Star Light & chick's in a premeditated & deligent fashion :lol:

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