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by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop speed RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Prop speed RPM

5300rpm / 2.37 = 2236 rpm at prop

5400rpm / 2.37 = 2278 rpm at prop

Clearly that puts you in the props prime performance range
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop speed RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 1248

Re: Prop speed RPM

It appears that you may benefit from a 2.37 ratio
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there a formula for running dry?
Replies: 18
Views: 1800

Re: Is there a formula for running dry?

Hull shape, weight and friction equation are all very relevant with running dry but in the end horsepower to weight ratio is the most critical to success.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Sensenich J series prop
Replies: 32
Views: 4819

Re: Sensenich J series prop

With those S blades the engineers got it right! They push through the entire range if you have the power to spin them. That said, it's hard to improve on a product that is already excellent. Proto I run with a guy who has a some what similar build and ratio to mine. He has WaterWalker Maximus blades...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cypress ghost
Replies: 6
Views: 715

Re: Cypress ghost

I think Dodobird is up your way?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed May 31, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gem in the Rough
Replies: 9
Views: 726

Re: Gem in the Rough

Leave it to KWAN to tempt some poor soul with 2K in their pocket and a dream...YIKES
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed May 31, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Panther Torque Box Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Panther Torque Box Issues

In case you are going WTF is REM ?

But were afraid to ask..... Swamp!

http://www.pole2flagracing.com/rem-surf ... tment.html

Short version is a chemical and vibratory process that makes the metal as smooth as could be with less or no imperfections.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed May 31, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: heads up WATER GONE
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Re: heads up WATER GONE

Probably not so good or we would be on the "Southern Hovercraft" web site.

If you get over this way I can find you a few level open areas. What is your run time / range?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed May 31, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: heads up WATER GONE
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Re: heads up WATER GONE

Haha

That Series 3 507 was the best money you will have ever spent besides the $20 for that marriage license!

Inflation $ has passed you by Turtle
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed May 31, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Panther Torque Box Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 756

Re: Panther Torque Box Issues

My limited knowledge on the Torque drive is they were made with two different styles of gears. A straight cut REM were the original Gen 1 design and they then produced Torque drives with Gen 2 helical cut gears much like the elite OX Box. Do you know what gears are in the drive you are dissatisfied ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue May 30, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: heads up WATER GONE
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Re: heads up WATER GONE

We are seeing about a 1/4 inch a day drop in water level due to evaporation, so I know exactly what your talking about with the return trip being a lot harder run Turtleman.

Took the Wizard himself out for a short slide yesterday, he and Mrs. Branch drove up to see my camp.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue May 30, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: MY NEW MAMBA AIRBOAT!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1351

Re: MY NEW MAMBA AIRBOAT!!!!

Great looking boat, I never ran a Mamba hull personally but sounds like a sweet ride! congrats
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue May 30, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: heads up WATER GONE
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Re: heads up WATER GONE

It just might take two of them 540s and the patented "Kwan butt scooch and dual hand hustle" to shake and bake out of some of what I been in lately. Just saying
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue May 30, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: heads up WATER GONE
Replies: 17
Views: 1548

Re: heads up WATER GONE

It's getting low up this way also around Talsa Apopka. It was 30 inches down two weeks ago in the Hernando section and appears to have dropped lower yet this weekend. Around the back of the swimming hole (Potts) it looks like a big ranch pasture. The entire thing went dry and a fresh crop of that gr...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon May 29, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Upholstery needed for my airboat. Citrus County / Inverness, FL area
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Upholstery needed for my airboat. Citrus County / Inverness, FL area

Lynns Stitch Shop (352) 341-6213 does nice work she is on a side road off Hwy 44 just out of Inverness.

Works out of her house and does first class work and a fair market price.

She has the SWAMPHUNTER45 seal of approval !
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun May 28, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy
Replies: 51
Views: 2827

Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Awesome Duck!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon May 22, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

Re: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???

It is really hard to grasp how an exact replacement build, turning the same blades, pitched at the same mark at 3000 rpm and using the exact same mounts / rigging could be acting this way. Maybe consider putting a level on the rigging at the base and adjust the trailer attitude to level. Then take a...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun May 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???
Replies: 33
Views: 2016

Re: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???

Did you replace this engine with a Mercruiser Marine engine or a inboard boat engine?

Which direction is the prop turning ? clockwise or counter clockwise
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun May 21, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy
Replies: 51
Views: 2827

Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

The front mounts were made by Ned for the original DD build (Neds Fabrication, Inverness FL) a few years back and are a very good design for use in a saltwater or rough service environment.

Thanks Kwan for IT support :salute:
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat May 20, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy
Replies: 51
Views: 2827

Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

I run a gear drive you still want pics?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed May 17, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: One star--two star--three star
Replies: 25
Views: 3003

Re: One star--two star--three star

Best advice I can give is "DON'T DRINK AND POST"...lol Rick runs a good clean site and in my opinion it is worthy of a small annual donation which is a choice not a requirement. The free tech advice and access to specialized classified ads are a bonus. What many don't know is Rick works ti...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed May 17, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Python hunter wrangles massive snake in Florida Everglades
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Python hunter wrangles massive snake in Florida Everglades

My bet he will be running for governor :banghead:
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon May 15, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Expansion Tank ?
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Expansion Tank ?

If you need a reference PM an email or cell number and I will send a few pics of my system.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon May 15, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Expansion Tank ?
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Expansion Tank ?

I run a Caddy and got my tank from AlumiTec but it looks nothing like your configuration.

That's a custom so if you want a direct replacement take it to your local radiator or fab shop and have them copy your old one.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat May 13, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First airboat
Replies: 15
Views: 1078

Re: First airboat

Doubtful your gonna find a clean fuel injected LS3 boat at that price! Probably could find a decent aluminum hull with a reliable 383 in that price range. Read up on what to do in buying a boat I have seen so many people ripped off, BEWARE On another note: We all know the best automobile engine ever...

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