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by Prototype
Fri May 19, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Performance difference slick bottom to poly
Replies: 7
Views: 782

Re: Performance difference slick bottom to poly

Depends on how both are attached or applied!
I've seen quite a few rigs done on 4 saw horses with 2x supporting the sides only. A glass hull will sag being done that way. 2 saw horses on the stringers is a pain to work around but provides a non sagged hull to deal with.
by Prototype
Fri May 05, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ever wonder why a Top Fuel dragster
Replies: 14
Views: 976

Re: Ever wonder why a Top Fuel dragster

no explanation needed for me to enjoy top fuel racing! :toothy7: may the "Force" be with you! :thumbleft: http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/courtney-force-arrives-at-the-body-at-espys-preparty-held-at-lure-on-picture-id452225198?k=6&m=452225198&s=594x594&w=0&h=0g1QMKWBCr...
by Prototype
Mon May 01, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trim tabs
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Trim tabs

Do any of you guys know how I can get my boat on plane easier under heavy load would bending the tab down in the back help when I throttle up under heavy load my boat just plows water until it gets skinny BW, First off this is not an Immediate responder site if there is one? Get real with tuning a ...
by Prototype
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: What prop, reduction to go with
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: What prop, reduction to go with

Aeon, It looks like some hard decisions to make on your own? I don't get some post about the s blade though? I'm only pushing low 4oo's with 3 79's S blades on 2 and a fuel burn of 3 an hour at max. I specked out a retro roller sbc with comp cams and brodix and eagle but the dyno numbers don't lie. ...
by Prototype
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: What prop, reduction to go with
Replies: 21
Views: 1396

Re: What prop, reduction to go with

Only prop vendor I'm close to is whirlewind. I'm in Southern California... The boat is a pure hunting boat so top speed is not as big a deal as not getting stuck alone with no other boats around.... Ask Patti if they have something that compares to the sensenich s blade. It sounds familiar what you...
by Prototype
Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Difference between direct drive and reduction gear?
Replies: 16
Views: 2909

Re: Difference between direct drive and reduction gear?

I agree with buy what u want to start with.. gear box isnt hard to add though. Just extend engine stand out to it.. if u go belt drive u will still spin prop to the left as looking from back of boat, which is what direct drives spin. The prop on the direct drive would not be enough either way. Gear...
by Prototype
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting

Glad to hear it was only your 'proverbial' clutch that was slipping . . . mine does the same thing from time to time. :D One of these days if I get beyond being such a CSOB, I might just get me a real clutch and some little wheels on my lifters. :lol: That's funny! May I recommend a drive for your ...
by Prototype
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting

Prototype . . . relax . . . enjoy the moment . . . the world isn't ending yet. :lol: The brother just posted three hours ago . Some of us eat dinner, take a shower, etc. :dontknow: Ed, You didn't say which specific blades you're running, but presuming they are in fact DD blades . . . If you set you...
by Prototype
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: 500 Caddy Direct Drive Prop Pitch Setting

WOW, 4 days and not one post! Yep caddies are dying fast! Couple things I won't even go into but I'm sure you'll get the extent from future posters that don't answer your question! It does not matter what size or how many blades your turning at this point! It does highly matter for you and all aroun...
by Prototype
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 58641

Re: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!

Full tank was because I didn't know how much fuel my tank would actually hold, it's called 40 gallon tank, but my math on it only had it holding 36 gallons at the most. I needed a way to judge how much fuel I would be going through later on when I went to put fuel back in it. Starting with an empty...
by Prototype
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 58641

Re: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!

PC or Tonya? That's not the rigging I helped you drag back from lake whales? If you you need a hand tweaking it at bayport, I'll try but I've never tried tweaking a boat with seats that high on a 12 laser hull. Dam your center of gravity is beyond belief but should make a good night gig rig! If tha...
by Prototype
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!
Replies: 1152
Views: 58641

Re: Painterchic bought an Engine... now I need help!!!!

PC or Tonya? That's not the rigging I helped you drag back from lake whales? If you you need a hand tweaking it at bayport, I'll try but I've never tried tweaking a boat with seats that high on a 12 laser hull. Dam your center of gravity is beyond belief but should make a good night gig rig! If that...
by Prototype
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Reputable tilt trailer manufacturers
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Reputable tilt trailer manufacturers

Missfire, It never hurts to check around! I can vouch for Chis's work and Cliff's work as top notch! Custom Airboat trailers and B&S trailers respectively! I have also heard that Dakota builds a nice trailer but I've honestly never seen one in action! I thought I knew your goal but if you live 2...
by Prototype
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Reputable tilt trailer manufacturers
Replies: 16
Views: 757

Re: Reputable tilt trailer manufacturers

Misfire, I know exactly what your talking about and a good thought, BUTT?? there's always a butt! Both builders above make a fine hauler "but" may not understand the longevity factor of the need or use? I would highly recommend some bronze insert bushings in the tilt mechanism. Most tilt's...
by Prototype
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Gearbox talk
Replies: 19
Views: 2453

Re: Gearbox talk

James, A few things to consider and most disregard this? The gear is an option and so is the PROP! The magic formula to size or weight of hull or load cannot be defined. Most just estimate from advice and are happy with it? That's Okay but fine tunning a boat could get into serious money for optimal...
by Prototype
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Light bars
Replies: 20
Views: 1555

Re: Light bars

James,
No pics but I run a "one" 36 curve body housing in the center with 6 floods on each end and "two" twelve inch consisting of 4 floods on each side off center of the cage with spots in the middle of all of them. It's a SAR boat but the R stands for Recovery.
by Prototype
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: If you'd rather have the old forum appearance back...
Replies: 47
Views: 3816

Re: If you'd rather have the old forum appearance back...

Ya'll are all welcome. I ain't exactly enjoying this new fangled stuff either lol. I'm doing my best to get it back as close as possible to what we had. Hate to say it, but this ain't facebook or twitter with a team of internet gurus running things in the background; it's just me with my ass plante...
by Prototype
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boat Builders Interested?
Replies: 15
Views: 1711

Re: Any Boat Builders Interested?

Hire a "GOOD" Lawyer to bid on government work especially FWC. I highly doubt any boat builder has the resources like GM or Ford or Dodge and FWC is Known to follow the letter of the law regardless including bids for products or services! Funny a bid for 3 airboats has made it all the way ...
by Prototype
Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:57 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: SA Classifieds...
Replies: 12
Views: 1580

Re: SA Classifieds...

...back to normal? Since when have things been normal around here? :lol: Man, ain't that the truth ..... if this ol' website was normal it wouldn't be near as much fun! :) I just wish people would take their ads down when it's sold. People act bothered and irritated when they have a valid ad up for...
by Prototype
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: The Cove Pub and Grub
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Re: The Cove Pub and Grub

fhp6 wrote:directions by air boat preferably.......


Just launch at the public 44 nearest 41 and track the raccoon fur to the cove. OMG it was like eating at a retirement home run by the residents previously! And none were airboaters!
by Prototype
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: DIAMONDBACK YEARLY GARAGE SALE!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1930

Re: DIAMONDBACK YEARLY GARAGE SALE!!

I'm in the market for a little ls or v6 if you have something in the corner? 300-400 range for a single!
by Prototype
Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Happy Bithday, PlumCrazy ! !
Replies: 10
Views: 1145

Re: Happy Bithday, PlumCrazy ! !

http://southernairboat.com/photopost/data/1538/hbplum.jpg :D . . . . . :occasion4: . . . . . . :occasion6: Hope you have a great Birthday ! ! . . . . . . . . . :occasion5: Deano? What's he running these days? Gotta keep an eye out for missing boaters lost in the marsh! I think we know it's not some...
by Prototype
Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Drone Video
Replies: 27
Views: 4660

Re: Airboat Drone Video

No pilot next to him with new rules he has to pass a 107 faa flight test .who ever is flying it when using for profit .heck I was wanting one to take to kissimee till I looked on the no fly map the whole lake is considered off limits .no fly zone probly military flight path for bombing range If you...
by Prototype
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:13 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: pe 90???? what prop to run
Replies: 3
Views: 765

Re: pe 90???? what prop to run

Patty has some good questions un-answered? I would offer my 3 blade 71 inch sabers if you could deal with something only I can describe as cat scratch fever from a prop. Dam annoying anywhere near the 2k range and ear popping at 3k.
by Prototype
Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Drone Video
Replies: 27
Views: 4660

Re: Airboat Drone Video

MM Welcome to SA. You have the gift of the story teller. Go for it. Good luck on a full length shoot about our sport. I'll sure buy it. :texas: He can't sell it unless he has a real FAA pilot next to him while droning! FAA put a big uncle sam thumb on drone videos for sale Dec 21 2015. If the Poste...

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