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by OneBFC
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Pump fuel with ethanol loses about 3 octane points after storage in a vented system beyond a few weeks in a tropical environment.


Swamphunter, do you have a source we can read for this claim?

Thanks!
by OneBFC
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1847

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

Yep, can't fish without GPS trolling motor. I have a sliding mount that helps using them a ton on Airboats as well as regular fishing boats too. Allows you to move the entire motor inside the boundary of the hull so you don't wack it on trees, docks, etc. Deploys just as fast as normal static mount ...
by OneBFC
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Gearbox problems
Replies: 5
Views: 452

Re: Gearbox problems

I sent you a PM Dylan, just in case you missed the little icon.
by OneBFC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 3795

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/08/27/h ... -youve-got

Rather different picture that article paints. A dang shame really.

They could use teams like yours is a gross understatment.

Hope someone wakes up before more people get hurt.
by OneBFC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1847

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

Indeed mojoe, didn't meant to imply what you wrote wasn't valid.
by OneBFC
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1847

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

Reality is you need to maintain between 4 and 5 lbs of total boat weight per hp on an airboat to avoid anxiety issues on when and where you can go. Then, you need to make sure you use the right prop and overall setup to properly utilize that power to get proper thrust numbers that also are at the ri...
by OneBFC
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A man's word
Replies: 34
Views: 2324

Re: A man's word

Well, this turned out rather good for you guys in the end. Glad to see that.

Good luck with the new motor.
by OneBFC
Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Question on max engine rpm with reduction belt?
Replies: 10
Views: 799

Re: Question on max engine rpm with reduction belt?

Can you rephrase this part of your last post? I can't tell for sure what you meant. There is no reason to run your engine any faster than the peak RPM versus torque because torque is what will push your boat. I suspect you meant to convey that there is no reason to turn the motor past its peak Hp as...
by OneBFC
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A man's word
Replies: 34
Views: 2324

Re: A man's word

Well.... You know where his garage is....

Start there.
by OneBFC
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: And The Journey Begins
Replies: 55
Views: 3779

Re: And The Journey Begins

If you are using a narrow band O2 sensor to obtain your AFR readings, the numbers you are getting are worthless. Narrow band O2 only give accurate readings in a "narrow" range around stoich of 14.7. More modern is to use "lambda" value of 1.0 to represent stoich on a wider range ...
by OneBFC
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: And The Journey Begins
Replies: 55
Views: 3779

Re: And The Journey Begins

Well, for sure it's possible to remote tune. Just that your tuner has elected to not support that I guess.

I am sure you will get it sorted.

Best of luck!
by OneBFC
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: And The Journey Begins
Replies: 55
Views: 3779

Re: And The Journey Begins

A quick Goog search and I turned up umpteen pages of tuning options for mefi 6.

This should work for you?

http://www.mefipro.com/index-mpro2.html
by OneBFC
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ecotec motors
Replies: 14
Views: 1413

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: 14
Views: 1413

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: 18776

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: 18776

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: 23
Views: 2129

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: 2266

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: 576

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: 2614

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: 690

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: 690

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: 2614

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: 2048

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: 1983

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...

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