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by rick
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Going with (2) singles/front driver and keep it light as possible. Not race boat light; just don't want to add any unnecessary weight. Ain't sure about the cage yet. Probably a full one. Pancakes make me a little nervous under trees. I've never witnessed anything to backup that nervousness though. A...
by rick
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Yobee, I appreciate the offer, but I'm already setup to get some rigging in the next week or two. Gonna take it to a cousin's shop and work on it there.

Pretty confident I'm not gonna get suckered.

Rick
by rick
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: We lost another good one!
Replies: 4
Views: 848

Re: We lost another good one!

Condolences to his family & friends...RIP Andy

Rick
by rick
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 Headers...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: 540 Headers...

Slidin Gator, I keep going back the "If you like to hear the engine, those are the ones" part of your post. I'm getting to be somewhat of an older guy (probably 4th quarter or so lol) and I think what you said set my mind to quit thinking about the no flex pipe option. I'm good with the pr...
by rick
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 Headers...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: 540 Headers...

Those pistons are 9:1 in the h2ad o-320. Not sure if that figure changes in the 540 cylinder or not. The only other thing different that I was told is that the motor was built from a turbo or supercharged motor (can't remember which) and should have a little better crank. I'm no expert so correct me...
by rick
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 Headers...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

Re: 540 Headers...

That's a badass header thread kwan... I searched and didn't come up with that one. I believe if Chuck (RIP) was still alive, I be giving him a call to talk headers.

Possible 20-25 hp gain by spending more on headers on a light boat turns my head and makes me want to do a little more studying.

Rick
by rick
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 Headers...
Replies: 9
Views: 1498

540 Headers...

Just curious about header tubing size. The used 540 I bought for the old boat that I'm re-doing only has 1 3/4" diameter tubing for headers. Is that biggest enough? If not, I'm gonna change headers and was thinking about those Norman Clay headers with the muffler welded on. Any opinions on that...
by rick
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: She’s done but needs tuning!
Replies: 13
Views: 2090

Re: She’s done but needs tuning!

Looks good Bamasoflorunner.

I've got a future gpu project in the makes and will be reading up on your's & other gpu threads...thanks

Rick
by rick
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

I did some major laps Friday evening when I got that old hull on the new trailer :)

Thanks again Smuggler...that's a fine trailer.

Rick
by rick
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Thanks Kwan. He definitely has a pretty cool operation going on there...and good help too.
by rick
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Picked up my new trailer from Smuggler and Witchy ( AirboatStuff.com ) yesterday. All aluminum, including the tongue, all stainless hardware, aluminum wheels, spare tire with a spare hub, straps mounted to back of trailer, and some really nice rollers on the back. Excellent workmanship. Nicest trail...
by rick
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: SA Downtime
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: SA Downtime

Well I'm just glad to see ya'll back online...thanks

With the exception of a few hours here & there this old website has been online continuously for about 18 years till this week. Down (3) days...that was pretty rough on me too.

Rick
by rick
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: SA Downtime
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

SA Downtime

I apologize for the downtime. The SA server had a major crash and it has taken the web host this long to get it back up & running. Been sittin here like a lame duck not being able to a damn thing. The so called backups that this host uses as a selling feature were of no use to me since it was ab...
by rick
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stossel Palm Beach Hull Riveted Rake Cap Replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 2457

Re: Stossel Palm Beach Hull Riveted Rake Cap Replacement

By the Rick formula we are 36 beers in.
That formula is +/- :)

Good thread as usual Slidin Gator.

Never had a Stossel, but have been around a few...they are top notch imo. Seen'em run the St. Johns switch grass better than most on our end of the river.

Rick
by rick
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515

Dang, that's bummer about the frogs. I guess the $28 for the oil filter does seem a little out of line at this point lol. Main reason was that the 540 had a filter adapter, but no filter. It was taped off so I bought a $9.00 Wix to cover the hole a little better and looking for a reason to leave it ...
by rick
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: "I Hate It When This Happens"
Replies: 9
Views: 1638

Re: "I Hate It When This Happens"

Don't ya' just hate it...
I wouldn't mind the opportunity to try to hate it, but ain't been that lucky with my aircraft engine purchases yet :)

Contrats on that deal.

Rick
by rick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515

Appreciate the info in this thread.

Good luck with the frogs tonight.

Rick
by rick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515
Replies: 10
Views: 1771

Re: Lycoming Spin on Filter Swap, Champion CH48110-1, Napa 1515

Slidin Gator, did the Napa oil filter work out alright on your 540's?

Rick
by rick
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Sounds about right to me. Got a buddy coming over this evening to discuss airboat stuff so I really stocked up the outside fridge today :)

Rick
by rick
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Thanks Proto. Ain't gonna be a race boat, but definitely gonna be an avgas motor IMO. I'm thinking stainless rigging w/single front & single back. I'm no racer, but I want it as lite as possible. On another note...does anybody know how much beer it takes for an airboat build like this :) ? I ain...
by rick
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Sonofagun...got me a straight valve 540 with "H" pistons for that old hull.

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After all these years of being a Continental cheerleader, guess I'll have to change my ways...hopefully :)

Rick
by rick
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Happy 4th
Replies: 4
Views: 864

Re: Happy 4th

Heck yeah. I'm between boats right now. Those old videos help...and hurt lol.

Happy 4th.

Rick
by rick
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prayers Needed
Replies: 25
Views: 3793

Re: Prayers Needed

Will do

Rick
by rick
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 68
Views: 8394

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Would you sell the retired gpu? I'd be interested Appreciate the offer, but I'm thinking of using that for a different project with the grandkids. I'll let you know if anything changes with those plans. Are you going with the old rigging or doing stainless? Hull looks great. Gonna be new rigging. P...
by rick
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Not bad for a little souped up 160
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: Not bad for a little souped up 160

Heck yeah...looks like a fun ride.

Rick

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