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by Deano
Wed May 24, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: What should I have done with my Cylinders
Replies: 21
Views: 1943

Re: What should I have done with my Cylinders

Of course . . . :wink:
by Deano
Wed May 24, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gator Tag Results Are In
Replies: 17
Views: 719

Re: Gator Tag Results Are In

Good for you, Diggin' 8)

That's just about your neighborhood, isn't it ?
by Deano
Tue May 23, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Re: First Airboat Help!!

You are correct, maybe a good thing you pointed that out. My bad. :blackeye:

I intended to put a qualifier in there that his engine was similar, but it may help anyway.

I was running late and omitted putting that in there. :oops: Thanks for the correction. :salute:
by Deano
Tue May 23, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Re: First Airboat Help!!

Great Find !! .. http://southernairboat.com/photopost/data/1538/yes.gif Looks like the Good Lord figured it was time you had an airboat. :thumbleft: You are a guy who would be able to use these: ( right click on the link, then select " Save Target As... " ) http://www.southernairboat.com/p...
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???
Replies: 31
Views: 1177

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

That is good news then. Based on that, you're issue would surely
seem to be either engine angle or prop pitch or a combination of both.

Sounds like a boat ride w/ a few tools should solve your problem.
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???
Replies: 31
Views: 1177

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

Don't look like much adjustment up front. :lol: As far as tuning the hull by adjusting the angle of thrust, that is expanded on here: http://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=85&t=28600 I eliminated the other possibility of the engine as being the problem based on your pitch setting bei...
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???
Replies: 31
Views: 1177

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

. . . The strange part is that the mounts were not removed when I pulled the engine I just unbolted them right from the engine block. I see what you mean. Typically, the 'rubber mount' is part of the rigging rather than what bolts to the engine, which is usually what the rigid part. Have any pics o...
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???
Replies: 31
Views: 1177

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

Your description of everything being the same, must err in some fashion to produce the different results. If you mean that the prop wash is hitting the water closer to the transom than it was, and the bow is pushing down or plowing more than it was, then the implication would be the rear of the engi...
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Boat will not get up on plane and is really slow???
Replies: 31
Views: 1177

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

Is the bow pushing down more now than it did before ?
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 6 blade warp drive on a 0320 150 hp
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 6 blade warp drive on a 0320 150 hp

Boy, that is cross-threaded for sure. That would have me

wondering where I might acquire a trained bear or the like. :lol:
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: First Airboat Help!!
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Re: First Airboat Help!!

I'm hoping that you didn't find it on Craigslist. That just sounds generically suspect. There is always the possibility of getting someone close enough to check it out for you, if not with you. Somebody close(r) my be able to at least go check it out and offer an educated opinion. Might cost ya a tw...
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: PE 225 Square Oil Sump
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: PE 225 Square Oil Sump

I would be inclined to take this approach as well. I don't know how those are constructed either. In the past I've welded a fender washer with a new nut as part of the same process which provides both added strength and new threads. Buying a used part and then being in the same position later is irr...
by Deano
Sun May 21, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 6 blade warp drive on a 0320 150 hp
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: 6 blade warp drive on a 0320 150 hp

My live observations about the sound produced are the same as yours watching video. I will also say that the "Memorex Commercial" effect applies... it's more pronounced in person. In any case, be aware that the sound, pitch, and volume of the prop wash has nothing to do with the configurat...
by Deano
Sat May 20, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy
Replies: 36
Views: 1565

Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

Sure he would, at least the front if not the rear as well. If I remember correctly,
the new rig he's building has the Caddy w/ a 2.09 OxBox on an Alumitec hull. :cheers:
by Deano
Sat May 20, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy
Replies: 36
Views: 1565

Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

My good pics are on a puked computer, and you don't want yours like my current ones anyway. These were made a LONG time ago; afaik, they're truck body mounts like in the recent A/C thread. They work, but the typically used ones are readily available now so no need to use them on a new build. The one...
by Deano
Fri May 19, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Never Forget
Replies: 22
Views: 1683

Re: Never Forget

My un-met friend . . . you are absolutely correct about the only dumb question being the one not asked. You ask all the questions you can think of that are relevant. Most all of us would rather answer a question than see you have undo or unanticipated grief. We all started out at some point. On a di...
by Deano
Fri May 19, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Never Forget
Replies: 22
Views: 1683

Re: Never Forget

Since I am unable to decipher where or why this went in the ditch; I will clarify that I, for one, was only responding to the question posed by k-dog, who is just about to acquire his first boat. The best medicine is preventative and he asked a legitimate question worthy of a good answer. The only '...
by Deano
Thu May 18, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop for O290
Replies: 7
Views: 268

Re: Prop for O290

Cool Beans :thumbleft:

Have fun, and Be Safe !
by Deano
Wed May 17, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Never Forget
Replies: 22
Views: 1683

Re: Never Forget

Well . . . . that (the dry patch) could be one of a hundred other possibilities. One of more common and likely culprits could a cypress knee hiding in the grass. Or a dry spot, or a rock, of a log, or a piling, or a stump, or any other unmovable object. Or in one case on the Withlacoochee River, an ...
by Deano
Wed May 17, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Python hunter wrangles massive snake in Florida Everglades
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Python hunter wrangles massive snake in Florida Everglades

My bet he will be running for governor :banghead: GOD Help Us !! As if Tree Huggers and Kryakers weren't enough, now we're gonna have Snake Huggers ? .. :shock: At any rate, one could have hoped the picture to look more like this: http://southernairboat.com/photopost/data/1538/snake_hugger2.jpg Oh ...
by Deano
Wed May 17, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Florida man bitten on tongue by rattlesnake!
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Florida man bitten on tongue by rattlesnake!

Were it not for the tragic consequence likely to ensue,
that could make the short list for Ripley's Believe It or Not.

The potential complications are nearly endless. Prayers sent.
by Deano
Wed May 17, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: cable replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: cable replacement

The answer may/will depend on which kind of a cable you replacing. There are two different options normally used on an airboat, those being Teleflex steering cable and the other being PTO cable. The Teleflex is most likely what you are referring to on your kicker boat. It is smooth, black, and has a...
by Deano
Tue May 16, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: o-470 72" H series 2 blade questions
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: o-470 72

Yes, Jeff is steering you in the right direction. .. :thumbleft: With a 72" Signature on that hull, if it remotely felt gutless it would be time to call a mechanic. That H will push after he's wound up, those Signatures will start pushing closer to fat third throttle. My 472 has a 72" Sign...
by Deano
Tue May 16, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Expansion Tank ?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Expansion Tank ?

Hey, I know that engine . . . lived on Witchy's then current boat. No doubt, that post was Smuggler's. .. :) Don't know why that wouldn't work. Probably have to give it a little hole spreading massage though, unless Moroso is now making such a critter to fit a 5200 block. Maybe they do, I never hunt...
by Deano
Tue May 16, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Expansion Tank ?
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: Expansion Tank ?

Not literally, but that is basically how I have mine plumbed. If what you are proposing: 1) doesn't impede coolant flow out of the engine, 2) places the filler neck at the highest point in the system, and 3) has the vent tube going to an overflow tank that holds about a quart, there's no reason I'm ...

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