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by Swamp Thang
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need HELP!!
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Need HELP!!

Corrected my post, sorry Boogie it was late and meant to say it the opposite way like Jeepin & Greg said.
by Swamp Thang
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Rpm talk
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Rpm talk

:thumbleft: We both know . . . but perhaps I should have clarified anyway, that there will likely be exceptions to every rule. In this case, the tail end end of 400' or the back straight comes to mind. :D Yes if your boat is light and free there might be a extra few mph on the big end if you push i...
by Swamp Thang
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:24 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need HELP!!
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Need HELP!!

Is the starter turning it over? If so I would say make sure the mag is not grounded. There is a small wire coming out of the mag or mags if it is grounded that is how you turn them off. Whatever you do just make sure you don't put power to the mags because you'll burn them up, when they are Off the...
by Swamp Thang
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: HULL MOLD???
Replies: 8
Views: 615

Re: HULL MOLD???

The market for a boat like that is just too limited to be very profitable IMO, it's tough to make a living these days building small boats of any kind unless you have something every Yuppie and their neighbor wants, have you seen how much they're paying for deck boats? and wakeboard boats that cost ...
by Swamp Thang
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy
Replies: 61
Views: 3627

Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

My 14x8 DB has a similar seating arrangement, two up in the back with a removable triple in front. In my opinion making the front seats removable is one of the best options a builder can offer especially on a small hull like mine.
by Swamp Thang
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy
Replies: 61
Views: 3627

Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

That is gonna be one Nice ride when it's done DuckNutt, I really like the way you used all the triangles and radiuses in the rigging, it looks light and strong. seat height & placement is a good all around setup too. The sign on the back wall of your shop about baiting deer is great, never seen ...
by Swamp Thang
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:58 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: 1432

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

Sniper that is a good looking rig you have there :usa: Thanks for doing what you do! Prototype you do need to lighten up just a little buddy, Chill Bro. Some builders attach the cable behind the pivot point of the rudder and others attach it ahead of the pivot, some even put the steering at the top ...
by Swamp Thang
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Jb hull with steel flex porpoising
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Jb hull with steel flex porpoising

Hope that's it, let us know if that solves the problem.
by Swamp Thang
Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Jb hull with steel flex porpoising
Replies: 5
Views: 773

Re: Jb hull with steel flex porpoising

What condition was the old steelflex in? if it was in worn badly it could create a lot of drag, a fresh coat might free up the hull and allow it to porpoise but that is just a wild guess, things like this make you scratch your head sometimes. How big is the lip and how far is the trim tab mounted ab...
by Swamp Thang
Sun May 28, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load

here u go i have about same boat 13'6 X 7'6 was runing a sbc gm crate motor 350/330hp with rotator gearbox 2.12 swinging a 3bld 79in whisper tip ex blds it did OK but once i threw my all steel bbc 414ci small cubed big blick oval port heads with a a 750dual feed holley mech secondary s.we got 500hp...
by Swamp Thang
Sun May 28, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load

I am running a 2:68 gear box 4 supper wide Blades 80" prop 5200 600 hp @ 5200 496 chevy big block. Pitch set on 1 7/8 on a 8 by 16 Gto 2400 # boat Runs great will run ground with 4 to 5 people guns dog and decoys no problem. Heavy load deep water and into 20 mph wind 4300, Cruise light wind 41...
by Swamp Thang
Sun May 28, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load

I've never put it on the dyno so I can't give definitive answers on torque and hp but it's right around 550hp. It has felber mild ported heads and his 496 cam in it. The 2.3 gear was a great all around gear. Put plenty of pitch in the prop and went where i wanted no issues. It was a narrow gear and...
by Swamp Thang
Sat May 27, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load

I have the same boat with A 700 horse big block and a 2.3 belt I went with the 84 inch three blade JX it turned out to be the perfect prop for my set up you should look into it also it's an awesome prop. it snaps up very quick pushes like a dozer and is reasonably priced money well spent. It can ha...
by Swamp Thang
Sat May 27, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load

I run the same boat with an all iron bbc. I have a 2.68,wish I'd have kept the 2.3 but. I have a 3 blade S and the boat does everything you could want. Mine is set up single front triple rear. Even with 650hp I don't think you could turn a 5 blade S with enough pitch to warrant the expence. 3 or 4 ...
by Swamp Thang
Sat May 27, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load

The 2.5 ratio will definitely help with the S blades. Get the 2.5 ratio and turn the motor 5100 to 5200. Also I would go with a 4 blade S instead of a 5 blade S. You aren't making enough HSP to turn a 5 blade. The S blades take a ton of HSP to turn. You're probably right, the 2.5 would get the most...
by Swamp Thang
Wed May 24, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

Re: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load

I'm thinking the S blades for the low rpm push, with the 2.3 I can only turn the engine about 4800 and lose probably 40 hp if it builds all it's hp at 5200 but still have all the torque. I might need to go with a 2.5 so I'm not leaving meat on the bone. I'd really like to keep the max rpm's around 5...
by Swamp Thang
Mon May 22, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load
Replies: 15
Views: 1109

4 blade vs 5 blade for heavy load

The 3 blade 79 inch R isn't going to be enough prop for my heavy 14x8 DB so I'm trying to decide if the 5 blade is worth the extra $$ or is it a waste? I'm getting ready to order the mild cam 632 which should be about 650 hp at 5200 and 800 ft lbs at 4,000 it will have a 2.3 belt drive. The whole ri...
by Swamp Thang
Thu May 18, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Everglades Patrol
Replies: 18
Views: 2247

Re: Everglades Patrol

AWESOME VIDEOS!!! Just think what could have become of the Everglades if it weren't for Great people like Mr. Shirley and all the other Real Gladesmem who spent their entire life trying to save and preserve it for future generations.
by Swamp Thang
Thu May 18, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 30
Views: 2475

Re: First Airboat Help!!

Just don't tell her how much it really cost and you'll be fine, what she don't know won't hurt her lol A 4 cylinder on a small light hull will run dry but 3 people is pushing it. Seems the general consensus around here is it takes about a 1 hp to 4 pound ratio to run dry with confidence assuming the...
by Swamp Thang
Fri May 12, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Black Monster
Replies: 21
Views: 2402

Re: Black Monster

I knew it wouldn't be long before someone was busting Kwan's balls on that one and I also would have laid odds CMB would be the first to do it LOL
Awesome video as usual Kwan!
by Swamp Thang
Mon May 01, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Props for smaller powerplants
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Props for smaller powerplants

I think Arrow prop is who you are looking for, the prices are reasonable and nice quality. My first boat which was a 4 ft by 8 ft glass over plywood hull with a 16 hp single cylinder had a 42 inch 22 pitch 2 blade would do 22 mph in shallow water and I'm about 230lbs
by Swamp Thang
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: BBC Mufflers
Replies: 17
Views: 3688

Re: BBC Mufflers

I've been looking at stainless with 4 inch in and out but don't want a big bulky muffler, the Jones turbine mufflers that Swamphunter mentioned do seem to have a nice free flow design and look like a good value. they are about $70.00 each to your door on ebay, I'll probably try a pair soon. I think ...
by Swamp Thang
Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: New to Airboats in Tampa
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: New to Airboats in Tampa

If I had to choose one or the other it would probably be salt water but that's mainly because of my Snook fishing addiction, there's just nothing quite like a big Snook exploding on a top water plug right next to the mangroves. We here in Florida are very lucky to have the vast areas to ride both sa...
by Swamp Thang
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: New to Airboats in Tampa
Replies: 10
Views: 872

Re: New to Airboats in Tampa

Welcome to SA, ride where ever there are no signs prohibiting air boats but remember to always be courteous. the average person doesn't like the noise very much but they have probably never been lucky enough to ride in one, once they do their outlook changes. Hernando county has strict rules, Citrus...
by Swamp Thang
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.
Replies: 26
Views: 1296

Re: 220 bogs and loses power at wide open throttle.

I had a very similar issue recently with my GPU, disconnected the fuel line between the electric pump and the mechanical pump to check the pressure coming out of the elec. pump and there was almost no pressure.... so off to the auto parts store I go with receipt in hand for a warranty exchange, get ...

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