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by skip olsen
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 502 crate motor recommended upgrades.
Replies: 39
Views: 7151

Re: 502 crate motor recommended upgrades.

Olf I will be at Alumitech on the 31 march loading hull and parts getting ready for my trip back to Alaska. Last year meet a few southern airboat members there while I was loading out. Thanks for the complement but I anit sure about those snakes alligators and them little lizards you guys have. Went...
by skip olsen
Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 502 crate motor recommended upgrades.
Replies: 39
Views: 7151

Re: 502 crate motor recommended upgrades.

Yes I have what I call my moose picker it will pick around 500 pounds, helps on the back and keeps or moose from getting nasty. Its made out of schedule 80 aluminum pipe
by skip olsen
Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 502 crate motor recommended upgrades.
Replies: 39
Views: 7151

Re: 502 crate motor recommended upgrades.

John His wallet is the determining factor but with the smaller boat hulls you guys run I would use the ls. I'm Waiting on two mas ls one is going in a 20ft and the other is going in a 16 ft. they like hi rpm and they get good fuel economy that and they don't have the weight of the big block and they...
by skip olsen
Thu Feb 25, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 502 crate motor recommended upgrades.
Replies: 39
Views: 7151

Re: 502 crate motor recommended upgrades.

Hi there john hope everthing is going good, If I was your friend he needs to look at an ls motor for his small airboat, been mounting a few of them up here on airboat. Have put in Mast, levitator, and water thunder they perform great and with a small airboat he will be happy with it and he wont have...
by skip olsen
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull handling?
Replies: 50
Views: 9704

Re: hull handling?

Lot of people in peanut gallery, The hull has the same sides and width and height of transom as the 18 footer that me and bk are running in fact the front part of buds is wider for stability then me and bk are running. I'm a Dealer for a Alumitech and the hulls are built for Alaska running. Trust me...
by skip olsen
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull handling?
Replies: 50
Views: 9704

Re: hull handling?

This is way the cabs are set up the way they are.
by skip olsen
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull handling?
Replies: 50
Views: 9704

Re: hull handling?

He should tell you guys the way are airboats are set up are to carey equipment, The fuel tanks are 50 gallon not 25 gallon tanks and the area's under the cab and by the cage are places to carey extra fuel or a moose or camping gear. Are airboats are set up haul stuff not carey your cooler and your b...
by skip olsen
Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull handling?
Replies: 50
Views: 9704

Re: hull handling?

If you want to lighten it up and still have the power you have know, I built two last year one with the 550 hp mast motor and the other a water thunder motor both ls motors, But the biggest thing is money one was 15000 the other was I think around 12000, So that is how you can drop weight for a bbc ...
by skip olsen
Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: hull handling?
Replies: 50
Views: 9704

Re: hull handling?

You know bud if you spent some money you could buy a ls motor and put it on instead of the big block if that would help, with gear reduction the motor and reduction set higher then a belt reduction. But when you had me build that airboat money was a factor, I hope you don't want me to go down this r...
by skip olsen
Thu Sep 11, 2014 11:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat/Camper
Replies: 15
Views: 3342

Re: Airboat/Camper

Faron
Know all you got to do is put a espar heat and a power inverter in it , Mine has the espar heater and it will run all night on one battery plus make a pot of coffee and still start the boat off the one battery. Look up espar
D-2 heater
by skip olsen
Thu Aug 28, 2014 1:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ls or bbc
Replies: 17
Views: 3950

Re: Ls or bbc

Well got to tell you I'm a bbc guy, But just finished a build for one of my customers It a 15.5 ft alumitech with 550 hp mast motor 2.67 belt and three whrilwind super wides. Got to tell you I was impressed it performed great, comes out the water fast and runs ground with no problem, Not sure about ...
by skip olsen
Mon Apr 07, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 454 Identification
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: 454 Identification

If that is the rear main seal from your motor that is a one peice seal not two, good chance you have gen five motor, check the block number they should be on the right rear of the head on the block right where the reduction bolts on, go on mortec.com and look them up it will tell you if its gen 6 or...
by skip olsen
Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Me and bkmail out airboating saturday
Replies: 19
Views: 7672

Re: Me and bkmail out airboating saturday

I'll have to figure out how to down load the video on here
by skip olsen
Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:08 am
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Me and bkmail out airboating saturday
Replies: 19
Views: 7672

Re: Me and bkmail out airboating saturday

Why is that
by skip olsen
Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Me and bkmail out airboating saturday
Replies: 19
Views: 7672

Re: Me and bkmail out airboating saturday

Here is some more snow running for you guys.
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by skip olsen
Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:22 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Me and bkmail out airboating saturday
Replies: 19
Views: 7672

Me and bkmail out airboating saturday

Me and brian and his family were out playing in the snow, they had a hey day





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by skip olsen
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: century belt drive
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: century belt drive

I'm a dealer for century. Rob will help you out , I run the 2.67 and love it .
by skip olsen
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: what do y'all pull you airboat with?
Replies: 65
Views: 9779

Re: what do y'all pull you airboat with?

No got a bobcat for that, Been pretty nice up here this winter in fact just got to work and its 17 above just about tee shirt weather, won't be long be seeing gals walking around in shorts. been watching all those wimps around the east coast wine about the cold. hope they are injoying the heating bi...
by skip olsen
Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: what do y'all pull you airboat with?
Replies: 65
Views: 9779

Re: what do y'all pull you airboat with?

I pull my airboat with my 2011 f-350
by skip olsen
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 14' GTO porpoising
Replies: 7
Views: 1402

Re: 14' GTO porpoising

How old is the haul you have. I can tell you that when you build a new airboat haul, and I don't care how builds them. When you weld the transom up by the drain plugs the aluminum warps up, I find this on all the hauls I have brought up here and built. Take a hammer and pound that edge down all the ...
by skip olsen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Snow day
Replies: 42
Views: 3859

Re: Snow day

You got to go to my photo's on southern airboat there are a bunch of picture's
by skip olsen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Snow day
Replies: 42
Views: 3859

Re: Snow day

There is Alaska airboats in wasila alaska and My self In fairbanks alaska, Im olsen boat and trailer repair. You don't see to many f/g airboat here they don't hold up to the rocks, That and where I run moose hunting lots of trees and stump and brush, some of are rivers up here have sharp rocks and t...
by skip olsen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Snow day
Replies: 42
Views: 3859

Re: Snow day

The cab and seat stand that or on my airboat and buds were built by me, Im a Alumitech dealer here in alaska I get the hauls from Alumitech and build the rest up here in alaska. In fact in planning to come down the end of april and load up and head back to alaska. It takes me five days to drive back...
by skip olsen
Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Snow day
Replies: 42
Views: 3859

Re: Snow day

They wind will play with you a little but that is why I build the cabs pointed like that, Mine the best I have ever got out of it is 52 MPH on the water. But in the spring and in the fall when were hunting its nice to be warm, I have guys laugh at me becuase I like to wear croc's, But when I climb o...

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