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by bkmail
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: NEW DynaMarine REVO Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 6707

Re: NEW DynaMarine REVO Hull

Shane, Using channel like this makes sense as a builder for the reasons you stated. However, it is difficult down the road to work on the bottom as the channel hides strips of the hull that are now inaccessible under the channel. Ie., straightening out a hull with channel vs. T- bars are two differe...
by bkmail
Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: NEW DynaMarine REVO Hull
Replies: 23
Views: 6707

Re: NEW DynaMarine RVO Hull

Why are you using channel as stiffeners on the floor vs. t-bars?
Bk
by bkmail
Tue Dec 13, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Who builds fuel tanks for a decent price in central Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

Re: Who builds fuel tanks for a decent price in central Flor

Support the independent guy, locally if you can.
Bk
by bkmail
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Who builds fuel tanks for a decent price in central Florida
Replies: 11
Views: 2779

Re: Who builds fuel tanks for a decent price in central Flor

RDS alumninum tanks in Florida builds them for less than I can and they come complete with gauge sensor, cap, etc... They ship quickly and we have been happy using them.
Bk
by bkmail
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:48 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: High School Airboat Build II
Replies: 125
Views: 34468

Re: High School Airboat Build II

Will be watching this thread also. Sure appreciate all the pics and details.
Your students are very fortunate to have such a great teacher.
Look forward to the progress.
Bk
by bkmail
Thu Dec 08, 2016 12:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Headsets for Multiple Boat
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Headsets for Multiple Boat

Rick's headsets split up between boats works great as long as its line of sight. Put a mountain between the two and it fades off. Might be fantastic down south where the terrain is a bit flatter?!
Bk
by bkmail
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Affliction Airboat Experience
Replies: 123
Views: 27235

Re: Affliction Airboat Experience

with small companies, they often use your money to pay their own past due bills for other builds and other expenses that they have incurred. Anybody doing this with a company that needs cash flow during the build needs to set up a payment schedule with them ahead of time, paying a percentage as the...
by bkmail
Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Buying vs build sbc
Replies: 9
Views: 2287

Re: Buying vs build sbc

Def can get a great performance motor built for $6500 ball park.
We have one coming from MAS right now. 383 stroker. We cant build one locally WITH a 2 year warranty for that. Great deal on a purpose built airboat motor.
Bk Marine Services in Palmer, Ak
Bk
by bkmail
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Airboat News
Topic: airboat stories
Replies: 3
Views: 4186

Re: airboat stories

Great read, sounds like a hell of a character.
Appreciate you sharing his stories with us. I'm sure hell be missed by many.
May he continue sliding and RIP.
Bk
by bkmail
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Great hunt for Dall Sheep
Replies: 10
Views: 6950

Re: Great hunt for Dall Sheep

Nice sheep and a amazing country. Congrats on a fine animal. Sheep meat is the best eating game there is along with Blacktails from PWS.
Have a hunch you will be back.........
Bk
by bkmail
Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:08 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Anchorage area airboat trip.
Replies: 18
Views: 9686

Re: Anchorage area airboat trip.

Not Anchorage at all.
Its Jim Creek, Knik river, and the glacier.
Very popular areas to play.
Bk
by bkmail
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Wireless headset
Replies: 25
Views: 7246

Re: Wireless headset

Wife mows the law with a set on also, bluetooths tunes to her earmuffs. Comes in handy at the launch as you can talk calmly vs. waving arms and shouting like so many others when communicating fom boat to truck. Had a set of PIRATECOM originally. Complete waste of money in my opinion. Anyhow, good lu...
by bkmail
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:41 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Wireless headset
Replies: 25
Views: 7246

Re: Wireless headset

4 of the 10 series.
Easy to use, tough, and affordable. Line of sight, in my experience, is great for a long ways if you run 2 different boats linked up. Ricks service is excellent. They hold a charge for quite while too!
No worries, I think you will like them.
Bk
by bkmail
Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Wireless headset
Replies: 25
Views: 7246

Re: Wireless headset

Talked with Rick last night about these wireless Sena Units he puts together. I had been looking at these intercoms for 2 years and finally think I am ready to get a pair now since the gear drive makes a bit more noise than the old direct drive. The man is very nice and has it all figured out after...
by bkmail
Wed Jun 08, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Wireless headset
Replies: 25
Views: 7246

Re: Wireless headset

Myakka Rooster wrote:http://www.yourtalkingnow.com/
Another vote for Rick and his wirekess headsets!
Bk
by bkmail
Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: How much does your boat weigh?
Replies: 4
Views: 2069

Re: How much does your boat weigh?

Approx. 4500#s.
Bk
by bkmail
Thu May 12, 2016 4:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Electronic ear muffs
Replies: 9
Views: 1878

Re: Electronic ear muffs

highlife57 wrote:Talk to Rick Powers at www. nowyourtalkingcom he will do you right!!
Another vote for Rick and his wireless headsets.
Bk
by bkmail
Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Electrolysis
Replies: 18
Views: 3688

Re: Electrolysis

Deuce,
Get the boat off the wet carpet. Adding plastic slides will eliminate this issue.
Your suspicion was correct. The batteries have nothing to do with it.

Also note that treated wood will react with Aluminum too. Use plastic slides or rollers on the trailer.
Bk
by bkmail
Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop deflection under load?
Replies: 0
Views: 1128

Prop deflection under load?

Any data on how much a prop deflects when under full load, max rpm, circumstances?
Specifically a set of WW super wides on a BBC.
Am interested in data on any prop deflection though, video links a plus.
Thx,
Bk
by bkmail
Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:55 pm
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: Deshka Run
Replies: 9
Views: 5644

Re: Deshka Run

What a good time!
Cruising and eating hot pizza in a warm cab running over freeze up slush, awesome!!
Thx for posting it.
Bk
by bkmail
Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Alaska Airboaters
Topic: ''Airboating'' in the winter in AK.
Replies: 5
Views: 4655

''Airboating'' in the winter in AK.

A friend took his air truck ouf for a spin on the lake, needs a little more work before shes ready to run the rivers.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F_XcDxz2Ums

Bk
by bkmail
Sun Jan 10, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Alaskan Airboating News & Events
Topic: what to do in the winter
Replies: 6
Views: 6128

Re: what to do in the winter

Gerald, 33* here this morning, no riding today but we have one in the shop were working in. Waiting for a good dumping of snow to take the boats out. Skip was out riding last weekend hauling freight to his cabin I hear. To ride like us you need to wear shorts and crocs but carry a jacket and carthar...
by bkmail
Fri Dec 18, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Redneck Cuisine
Topic: Looking for: Smoked Fish Dip Recipe
Replies: 5
Views: 5426

Re: Looking for: Smoked Fish Dip Recipe

Smoked salmon mixed with cream cheese and a dash of garlic salt is pretty darn good served on a ritz.
Bk
by bkmail
Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Anyone running a Whirlwind SW prop
Replies: 15
Views: 3134

Re: Anyone running a Whirlwind SW prop

4 Whirlwind SW but in the older style without the swept tip on a heavy boat thru a Stinger 2.55 gear box. What sort of questions do you have? Also sent Skip a link to this thread. Rpms run 3600 cruising to cabin with 3-4 people and a few hundred pounds of stuff on on boat. Max rpm set at 4800. Combo...
by bkmail
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0 Mercury Crusader
Replies: 13
Views: 2539

Re: 6.0 Mercury Crusader

Bud,
For about 2X that motor we can possibly order up a LS3 ready to run and built for an airboat application......
Just a thought.
Bk

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