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by Prototype
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 3795

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

I just got back from out there and it is one big unorganized mess lots of people helping from all over the country and and a good many of them don't have a clew what they are doing and there getting into trouble and having to be rescued its a logistical nightmare and the small towns out away from t...
by Prototype
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 3795

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

Thanks Rick, The last I heard close to 100 fwc and 60 boats were sent out. GOV Scott sent our finest and I hope they do us proud! I'm with sniper on this but I sure hope Texas knows the private/commercial industry is massive but we are grouped within the deadbeat looter class of humans! Government w...
by Prototype
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 5250 vs 5,000
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: 5250 vs 5,000

Basin, Your going to pay for that need in some fashion! I think I read down this correctly,,, when you said you can pitch a prop at ease? Reading through all the stuff your either going to carry a torque wrench and paint stick, or your not going to upgrade without funds? I'd say the earlier is a bet...
by Prototype
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??
Replies: 40
Views: 1961

Re: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??

Thanks Deano,
I almost did a David Whine on this but then realized Bob Fire805 also has Zero Experience!

Wow, it has to be a first asking about a Sar boat setup and silence from the Sar end on here?
by Prototype
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1686

Re: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!

Guess the pic is not clear? Sure looks like the cable steering is hooked up to the back side of the pivot point and rudders are turning left and stick is forward knee position, so is the stick back or forward in the pic? Really doesn't matter except this is an official DOI training rig bought and ma...
by Prototype
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1686

Re: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!

Prototype, do you just like to bitch? Not at all, but I also don't turn right with a stick at my ankles or a cable hooked to the back side of my rudders? Could be a reverse cam in the works somewhere but turning left in the pic from your knees, dictates all push. Snipe has 5 foot arms or that pic i...
by Prototype
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?

Gary Hill who worked for the DOI and was there training coordinator Kept up with all that when we would hold a class any students that passed we would turn in all the information to him now that he is retired I don't know who is handling it, When I got my instructor certificate he told me there wer...
by Prototype
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?

I got my certification from Gary Hill he works for the U.S Department of Interior and wrote and tough all the Airboat Training for the Department and the training has been a requirement for anyone in the federal government that was operating an Airboat including the US Coast guard there are several...
by Prototype
Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?
Replies: 20
Views: 2082

Re: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?

Dragonfly,

A tank of fuel and eats is pretty common on your end but after years of pursuing THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR, I cannot validate anyone is a trained airboat instructor for pay via the USA.
Welcome to Bengazie!
by Prototype
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop speed RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 1656

Re: Prop speed RPM

James, I don't have a excel spreadsheet for you like some. That's what you asked for but since you seem lost with tip speed v performance of a ww blade, I can only imagine your still lost? If not post what you did or bought to kick that sucker in the ass! Normally I would never post to a ex 220 guy ...
by Prototype
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there a formula for running dry?
Replies: 18
Views: 2266

Re: RE: Re: Is there a formula for running dry?

What prop are you turning and what is it pitched at? I'm not sure the manufacturer and pitch, but its wooden. My dad swore by wooden props, probably because he had done this for the last 35-40 years. We're transitioning to composites now, and if we decide to replace the hull we'll put an adjustable...
by Prototype
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Sensenich J series prop
Replies: 32
Views: 5529

Re: Sensenich J series prop

Sorry about the confusion on what we are trying to do with our new line... Most Airboater's know that originally, Sensenich came into the composite Airboat market to build replacement blades for Powershift products way back when. We produced just blades for guys that needed something in a crunch or...
by Prototype
Fri May 19, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Performance difference slick bottom to poly
Replies: 7
Views: 1197

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: 1422

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: 1146

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: 2048

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: 2048

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: 3459

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 62020

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: 62020

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: 62020

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...

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