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by OneBFC
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: build whith chevy 250ci
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: build whith chevy 250ci

If you choose to ignore certain questions, dont be surprised if you miss a few important factors in your design.

Good luck to you.
by OneBFC
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: build whith chevy 250ci
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: build whith chevy 250ci

I navigate in 10 foot water depth minimum.


If water depth is minimum 10ft / 3M, why do you want to use an airboat?
by OneBFC
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who builds a nice galvanized trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Who builds a nice galvanized trailer

I see, perhaps a stainless trailer might work as a somewhat expensive option if galvanized route doesnt pan out for you. Can also try wrapping the areas that get sand blasted with a projective 3m film. Film gives a little on impact and doesnt abrade away as easily due to soaking up impact energy. Oh...
by OneBFC
Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Who builds a nice galvanized trailer
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: Who builds a nice galvanized trailer

Why not just a regular steel trailer? Mine is 20 years old at least and its just primed and painted. If you arent soaking the trailer in salt water, shouldnt need galvanized metal in order to last if the steel is primed and painted properly. Just a thought. Galvanized will certainly last longer, no ...
by OneBFC
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: fire at 3 forks at Malabar
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: fire at 3 forks at Malabar

They were lighting fires with the helicopter. I saw it in action personally. The man i was talking to on the ground said they were "burning out blocks" to keep the fire from spreading uncontrollably. I asked how it got started and he said somewhere along the river it was set off. Just repo...
by OneBFC
Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: fire at 3 forks at Malabar
Replies: 3
Views: 478

Re: fire at 3 forks at Malabar

Fire rescue people told me last week that it was a wild fire and no prescribed. Perhaps the birds will return when the cats come back in a couple months?

People care.....
by OneBFC
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came
Replies: 7
Views: 873

Re: KRVSA Freedom Ride Pics and Thanks to all that came

Good to hear Wayne!

I was unable to attend this year. Looking forward to future events.
by OneBFC
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: bass fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: bass fishing

All good. Sounds like it wasnt a small mouth if noone else has ever landed one in this area.

I need to spend more time fishing fresh water.

See you on the river sometime!
by OneBFC
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rode the Grass today
Replies: 13
Views: 1025

Re: Rode the Grass today

Definitely some nasty spots out there right now. Rode some on Friday and a couple of them green patches put the bow eyelet nearly into the dirt. Need to put some slick bottom / poly on the bottom of the grass rake! :shock: Perhaps not quite so bad as that, :toothy7: , but when the transom is 12 inch...
by OneBFC
Sat Feb 18, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: bass fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: bass fishing

Well, i am mostly a salt water person when it comes to fishing. The Bass had a smaller mouth than the typical large mouth and there is a small mouth bass species so, whatever it was, it was eating up the lure.

Feel free to beat up the guy trying to help someone out!

:scratch: :salute: :fishing
by OneBFC
Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD thrust
Replies: 12
Views: 792

Re: DD thrust

I dont know about other public test results than these: Real Time Thrust Tests with Complete Boats - Page 4 - Southern Airboat http://www.southernairboat.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=42159&start=75#p409827 So, I have yet to see someone produce a measured on the boat thrust test sheet or v...
by OneBFC
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: bass fishing
Replies: 9
Views: 649

Re: bass fishing

I ran out by the fire today. It was moving north. Lots of fire rescue teams out there with helicopter and other vehicles. I launched out of stick marsh. Cant tell you if malabar is open or not. Sweet water is probably next closest ramp? Fish were biting. Cant help but catch as long as you keep your ...
by OneBFC
Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: It's Aliveeeeee! Swamp Life 2.0 Ecotec LTG
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: It's Aliveeeeee! Swamp Life 2.0 Ecotec LTG

Glad you are up and running!
by OneBFC
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: ROGG - Another Nail is needed in it's Coffin
Replies: 59
Views: 3305

Re: ROGG - Another Nail is needed in it's Coffin

Without the efforts of people like you, we all would be far worse off and our kids much less likely to enjoy the "real" Florida as we do today. Even if what we have today pales to what we had in the past.

A sincere Thank You.
:proud: :salute:
by OneBFC
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: EcoTec Bad news/Goods news story
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: EcoTec Bad news/Goods news story

Yes, I set the oil temp parameters myself using HP Tuners. You most likely have a Trifecta tune in yours. You cant modify that yourself as they lock the file and force you to pay them more $ every time you want to make a change. You would need a new ECU and a new tune via HP Tuners, or pay Trifecta ...
by OneBFC
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: EcoTec Bad news/Goods news story
Replies: 6
Views: 551

Re: EcoTec Bad news/Goods news story

Definitely one of the major points to consider when deciding what power plant to use. First time around the ecotec is potentially not much cheaper than a conventional build. Second time around though when sht happens, way less $ pain! Glad to hear you got back in safe and back on the water without b...
by OneBFC
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Alcohol motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1583

Re: Alcohol motor

Well, I guess this is one thing the little ecoturd does well and very user friendly. Stock fuel system can run anything from 0 to 100% alcohol in any % gas/alcohol mix. It automagically changes the pulse width and fuel pressure based on what % it detects in the fuel, on the fly. Can leave the dock w...
by OneBFC
Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1544

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

Makes sense, your truck engine has a recommended octane of 89. Running 87 would likely cause some light detonation / preignition and cause the ecm to pull timming. Pump gas all contains similar levels of ethanol though. My vehciles have factory fuel composition sensors in them and 93 always comes in...
by OneBFC
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: High Performance Talk
Topic: Levitator 496 425-450hp
Replies: 50
Views: 1544

Re: Levitator 496 425-450hp

Ladyblackwater, what truck do you have? Year/make/model?

Just curious.

Thanks!
by OneBFC
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building an airboat around an engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1816

Re: Building an airboat around an engine

Also, I think using hp as primary input for designing is wrong Well, to be quite honest, power is the important factor, not torque, when designing a complete system. Do not get fooled into thinking a low RPM / high torque engine will produce more thrust than a high RPM / low torque engine. 200hp = ...
by OneBFC
Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 27
Views: 2126

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

Not legal in FL unfortunately..... :banghead:
by OneBFC
Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 27
Views: 2126

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

Rick I am thinking same as you for my kids in a couple years. Something small and light for sure.

Bigger problem is, how to get multiple boats behind one truck! I can see getting two boats on a long trailer potentially.
by OneBFC
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 27
Views: 2126

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

If a man wanted to build a bad ass little 4 cylinder, what combination could you come up? Is it just a stock wide deck o360, or some Frankenstein Cont. with GITSO cylinders? Not a race motor, something that could be reliable. Why don't you just move up to a 450 HP Ecotec? :stirpot: :rebel: :florida...
by OneBFC
Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building an airboat around an engine
Replies: 23
Views: 1816

Re: Building an airboat around an engine

Well, as nicely as I can say this, it is all about horsepower and not torque. The higher power engine will always make more thrust if setup properly to match propeller appropriately. I wouldn't worry about a 220hp engine. I think that is quite enough to have a good performing build if you don't try ...
by OneBFC
Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: presc ribed burn?
Replies: 1
Views: 514

Re: presc ribed burn?

We saw it too. Stopped at the bird tower/mud lake Pavillion and it was at least a couple miles west of there still.

Couldn't get any closer....legally anyway.

Not sure what was burning. Appeared to be sizeable.

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