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by OneBFC
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec motors
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Ecotec motors

Lower weight always better, regardless of engine choices really. But, you have to think of the 2.0 more like a mild SBC or LS than a "little 4 cyl". Here is my boat with a 3 blade 76 inch maximus prop. Dry weight with no gas, no driver, no tools, cooler, etc is 1729 lbs. We hung the boat o...
by OneBFC
Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec motors
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Ecotec motors

http://www.caddyinfo.com/wordpress/comparing-the-cadillac-ats-2l-turbo-torque-to-the-3-6l-v6/ Interesting comparison. I stipulate that with a tune, the LTG will outperform the LFX handily and also not have to rev to 6800 to do it. 6800 will potentially need a gear ratio greater than 3.1:1 if using c...
by OneBFC
Fri Jul 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: gardner's marsh ridable?
Replies: 135
Views: 17799

Re: gardner's marsh ridable?

Had water in 80% of the trail comming from Milk bus to square pond. Just enough dry to putz around in and plenty of skinny to lope along at 2000 to 2200 rpm. Think water to be had in the marsh as of right now. Here's a short video i took while testing the new prop today there. I am focusing on gauge...
by OneBFC
Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: gardner's marsh ridable?
Replies: 135
Views: 17799

Re: gardner's marsh ridable?

nice of you to chaperone a CM guy thru the marsh!!


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Just sayin....

:fishing :stirpot:
by OneBFC
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lake Flourence drying up.....
Replies: 15
Views: 1523

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

Went out last weekend from 520 and went south to the camp on Dozer canal south of 192 and then back to 520. I don't ride the areas around Florence enough to know by heart where all the trails are when they get grown over :) Anyway, we found a trail head on the west side of Poinsette and pushed it al...
by OneBFC
Fri Jun 09, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there a formula for running dry?
Replies: 18
Views: 1980

Re: Is there a formula for running dry?

Universal is weight. Lower always better due to the fact that friction force is tied to the normal force. Wide vs narrow introduces something you hit on already wich is weight per unit of area (psi for example), aka, ground pressure. Consider a hard surface like interstate 95. The resistance to roll...
by OneBFC
Tue May 23, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Which prop for Ecotec size and style
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: Which prop for Ecotec size and style

Well, my recommendation is you use a 78 to 80 inch 3 blade maximus or falcon from water walker. Cant go wrong there and i have a ton of hours accumulated with these. I currently run a 4 blade 76 falcon and while we put out 1425 lbs of thrust with this, i believe the 78 or 80 in 3 blade will be bette...
by OneBFC
Thu May 18, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Black Monster
Replies: 21
Views: 2402

Re: Black Monster

Well, unfortunately, I made the camera rig from various components. Its not something a person can buy amd use like a gopro camera. So, its a rather complicated answer. The off the shelf 360 cameras like 360fly, theta S, etc, all have different but crippling limitations on authoring 360 content. Mos...
by OneBFC
Wed May 17, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: E85 in an aircraft/GPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: E85 in an aircraft/GPU?

Ok, if your engine benefits from higher octane due to compression ratio or forced induction, then e85 can be attractive, even with the 20% or so hit to fuel economy vs 93E10 pump gas. One thing though, e85 is actually closer to C116, not 100 or 105, in resistance to detonation. E85 has a high latent...
by OneBFC
Wed May 17, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: E85 in an aircraft/GPU?
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: E85 in an aircraft/GPU?

What is your goal in switching to E85?
by OneBFC
Tue May 16, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Black Monster
Replies: 21
Views: 2402

Re: Black Monster

Dead river is pretty dead right now for sure.

Here it is not many weeks ago....

https://youtu.be/grqSJrzBBUg

by OneBFC
Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: What prop, reduction to go with
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Re: What prop, reduction to go with

Nice torque curve. If you want max push, I would roll with 82+" 3 x wide blades. I am partial to Maximus blades personally. With your peal comming in 58xx, a 2.5 to 2.7 ratio would be a good choice. Ox Drive is my personal choice for reductions. If you want a compromise of push and speed, same ...
by OneBFC
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Ban Bear Hunts for 10 years!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1757

Re: Ban Bear Hunts for 10 years!!

What i always find amazing is, its always people that do not enjoy a thing that try to regulate a thing from others that do. Do you see people that live "in the country" trying to tell people that "live in the city" what they can and cant do? This is always a one way road; why is...
by OneBFC
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gardner Marsh Water??
Replies: 49
Views: 8451

Re: Gardner Marsh Water??

Nice video with the kids!

However, i couldnt find where you were in the marsh? Just saw the edge of the lake and a pavillion.

Would like to know if theres any moisture in the marsh right now. Everyone says its bone dry. Fun to do the dry marsh occasionally but it sure eats up the fuel!
by OneBFC
Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec motors
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Ecotec motors

You want the 2.0 Turbo engine family. LNF, LHU or LTG. LTG is newest and easiest to set up with off the shelf part. You will have 300 to 330 hp depending on a bunch of little variables with the totally stock engine and a good tune. They are not the easiest setups to get working because they are stil...
by OneBFC
Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: This Saturday - LIGHT IT UP BLUE !!
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: This Saturday - LIGHT IT UP BLUE !!

Was a really good turnout for this event and the organizers and support people made for a real nice afternoon with the raffle and food. Nice work! I had hoped to get some footage of the light show, but I had a long way to run back to the Cypress ramp so I had to leave a little early. Here's some 360...
by OneBFC
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: build whith chevy 250ci
Replies: 11
Views: 691

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: 691

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: 608

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: 608

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: 596

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: 596

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: 8
Views: 1366

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: 849

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: 1290

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...

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