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by oldstuckinthemud
Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Mini Airboats
Topic: Waterbug
Replies: 0
Views: 7067

Waterbug

I figured I would at least set the bug motor on the cat hulls. My buddy is ill and we could not get started actually mounting it. http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/d4570006/101_2591_zpsnlu9o4ac.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/d4570006/101_2593_zpsb5ldkzve.jpg http:...
by oldstuckinthemud
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: AirboatTalk Main Discussion
Topic: Project "Waterbug" water test #2
Replies: 0
Views: 5086

Project "Waterbug" water test #2

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2549_zpssq3orjv4.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2550_zps2792exwt.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2551_zpsfk2scyqq.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2551_zpsfk2scyqq.jpg http://...
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Props
Topic: 64x32 wood propeller
Replies: 0
Views: 6938

64x32 wood propeller

I have a used clockwise prop for ultralight or small airboat. It is 64" by 32 pitch with crush ring. 2700 rpm max. 40 to 50 hp. For my boat it turns the wrong way It was used when I got it but it's in good shape needs some varnish. I'll ship it to you. $120 If you need Pics please PM me
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Hulls
Topic: Still a project
Replies: 2
Views: 8891

Re: Still a project

Well I got all the metals prepped for paint.
Painted the underside of the sheet and the Aluminum part under the sheet with rubber truck undercoating.
Then I painted 3 layers of Gaiter glide, slick paint .
Next is the HDPE.
by oldstuckinthemud
Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Hulls
Topic: Still a project
Replies: 2
Views: 8891

Re: Still a project

I flipped the Waterbug hull bottom side up to work on the hulls. I added some more bridging and cross support. http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2472_zps0hhfvbgt.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2472_zps0hhfvbgt.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/...
by oldstuckinthemud
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pictures on the river
Replies: 0
Views: 7126

Pictures on the river

If you can "Picture" this... Mid February IN MONTANA' An actual traffic jam on the river. Who'da figured ? The boy and I went to check ice the other week and this week we thought we would do a coyote calling/boat trip on the river. We got at the ramp fairly early but not before sunup. Thi...
by oldstuckinthemud
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: AirboatTalk Main Discussion
Topic: Gota get things going here
Replies: 0
Views: 5262

Gota get things going here

Man how can we get something going here?
????
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Politics | Airboat Regulations
Topic: Montana quiet waters initiative
Replies: 0
Views: 7256

Montana quiet waters initiative

https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/backcountryhunters/pages/2831/attachments/original/1476226083/Quiet_Waters_Proposal_MT_BHA.pdf?1476226083 https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/backcountryhunters/pages/2831/attachments/original/1476226083/Quiet_Waters_Proposal_MT_BHA.pdf?1476226083 Very bad new...
by oldstuckinthemud
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:25 am
Forum: AirboatTalk Main Discussion
Topic: Merry Christmas from AirboatTalk!
Replies: 1
Views: 5473

Re: Merry Christmas from AirboatTalk!

Thanks!
Ours was wonderful.
Happy new years :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by oldstuckinthemud
Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Mini Airboats
Topic: water testing the hull
Replies: 0
Views: 5030

water testing the hull

Water opened up and we splashed the hull in . http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2380_zpsvgqtvwzn.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2383_zpseremhsrh.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2382_zpsnpeqzgkt.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/album...
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: AirboatTalk Main Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving from AirboatTalk!
Replies: 1
Views: 5296

Re: Happy Thanksgiving from AirboatTalk!

You too .
You have big plans for the day ?
We started cooking yesterday here.
BIG feed for sure!
:P
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: AirboatTalk Main Discussion
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving from AirboatTalk!
Replies: 1
Views: 5394

Re: Happy Thanksgiving from AirboatTalk!

Thanks you too!
by oldstuckinthemud
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: In Liew of the airboat, Hunting in the "Mud Boat"
Replies: 0
Views: 5381

In Liew of the airboat, Hunting in the "Mud Boat"

http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/IMG_0530-01_zpsmqg0xblh.jpg Dad it felt kinda bow heavy coming back up the river. I suppose it. The boy and a buddy finally connected with some nice deer. http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/IMG_0518-01_zpslz82d7jb.jpg No other info then t...
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Mini Airboats
Topic: Working on the cat hull, Waterbug
Replies: 0
Views: 5069

Working on the cat hull, Waterbug

As I'm waiting for my chain and sprockets for the final drive. They should be here sometime today. In the meantime I've been working more on the cat hull. I did find out that Mt will soon require a positive drain in a boat, aka bung plug. Gota put something in even if I never use it. http://i1221.p...
by oldstuckinthemud
Sun Nov 06, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: AirboatTalk Main Discussion
Topic: more on the water bug
Replies: 0
Views: 5659

more on the water bug

I ordered some sprockets and chain for the bug.
They go from the transition to the prop.
I'll have to have some fabrication done to get the prop to mate up with the drive hub.
:D
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:38 am
Forum: Props
Topic: Paint and Polly ? Or something else
Replies: 0
Views: 6705

Paint and Polly ? Or something else

OK I have a prop for the Waterbug, wooden. It's in good shape no splits, or peeling made out of laminated wood. Currently it has some Kind of "Varnish" on it and looks worn . I want to recoat it and paint it, camo. What is better? Plan A: sand and seal. Brush on a Good implement enamel fo...
by oldstuckinthemud
Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:54 am
Forum: Mini Airboats
Topic: end game airboat on (in) my mind
Replies: 0
Views: 6327

end game airboat on (in) my mind



Artiest rendition of the water bug.
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Oct 13, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: Hulls
Topic: Still a project
Replies: 2
Views: 8891

Still a project

Just because I don't talk about it doesn't mean I'm not working on it. Every peace has to be hand fabricated in my back yard and shop with a metric crescent wrench hack saw, and hammer. It TAKES FOR EVER ! I put in some seats and added some support to the sides to carry the motor and drive. I have ...
by oldstuckinthemud
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: first week of hunting
Replies: 0
Views: 7086

first week of hunting

Absolutely nothing to do with boating... You may have seen this one, Boys Moose. Down By Dillon Mt. Three days of coyote calling in outrages mud, rain and snow. http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/moose%20b_zpskqnfazp7.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/Copy%20of%20101_...
by oldstuckinthemud
Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:58 pm
Forum: Props
Topic: I found a PROP
Replies: 0
Views: 5909

I found a PROP

I have a prop I think.
It is a 64" x 36 pitch two blade wood prop.
I'll need to make some kind of adapter to go from a rotex pattern to a 5 on 4 High speed Wheel hub.
Shipped from Florida to Montana for $150 .
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Coyotes, anyone calling them yet
Replies: 0
Views: 6618

Coyotes, anyone calling them yet

We call all year long and is the driving reason for the airboat project . Well like most my dog trips it starts well before sun up... This trip I was heading south east of town to the King ranch to hook up with a rancher and try and kill some coyotes. On the way up I was fallowing a smaller SUV and...
by oldstuckinthemud
Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Mini Airboats
Topic: Not giving up
Replies: 0
Views: 6141

Not giving up

I have not given up. I just have to let the Money get down to my project. Maybe If I stopped Hunting every day off... Did some more welding on the tubing around the edge of the cat hulls. Epoxied and riveted brackets to hold it on. Working on a plan to support the motor/drive and prop. http://i1221...
by oldstuckinthemud
Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Labor Day from AirboatTalk!
Replies: 2
Views: 7759

Re: Happy Labor Day from AirboatTalk!

Thanks you too.
We did a two day bird trip east of here, It is raining big time to day here today.
I was working on the Cat's for the water bug today.
:o
by oldstuckinthemud
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Hulls
Topic: soon to be waterbug Cat hull
Replies: 4
Views: 13346

Re: soon to be waterbug Cat hull

More http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2086_zps9pid67m4.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2087_zpscrukarxr.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2089_zpswzadjvnw.jpg http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_2090_zpsshjqwdmd.jpg ht...
by oldstuckinthemud
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: AirboatTalk Main Discussion
Topic: New to air boats
Replies: 1
Views: 6722

Re: New to air boats

I'm new to airboats to . http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/1ab%20n%20m_zpscn7lhcyg.jpg I have the beginnings of a hull, Catrermeran type http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4570/101_1956%20-%20Copy_zps7cqbwcvp.jpg an Idea and a motor http://i1221.photobucket.com/albums/dd474/d4...

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