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by mojoe
Mon May 22, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 6 blade warp drive on a 0320 150 hp
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: 6 blade warp drive on a 0320 150 hp

Have fun in the shallow winding creek. When it floods and starts flowing hard, PARK THAT AIRBOAT and use your kicker boat. Even a seasoned airboater can quickly find themselves in trouble in those conditions. It is no place for any airboat, especially a novice in a little one. When it dries up, thro...
by mojoe
Mon May 15, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Black Monster
Replies: 21
Views: 1941

Re: Black Monster

I love that you posted the whole thing, including getting hung up. Many a man would have cut that out... but that IS AIRBOATING!

Looked like a great ride!
by mojoe
Mon May 15, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Never Forget
Replies: 22
Views: 1631

Re: Never Forget

My sympathy goes out to her loved ones.
by mojoe
Thu May 04, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rot Doctor
Replies: 10
Views: 752

Re: Rot Doctor

No one has ever said "Man, I wish I didn't put these new stringers in this thing"

Quite a few have wished they did the first time and didn't waste all their time and money on band aids.
by mojoe
Thu May 04, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Let's see your gauge panel
Replies: 8
Views: 756

Re: Let's see your gauge panel

Unter, I love it. Everything on that gage panel looks beat up and patched together... except the cup holder and the tumbler.

A man must have priorities!

Interesting how an iced cold delicious beverage can (create) solve a lot of other problems!

:cheers:
by mojoe
Wed May 03, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Ever wonder why a Top Fuel dragster
Replies: 14
Views: 929

Re: Ever wonder why a Top Fuel dragster

I would love to see the 200 mph rolling start vs top fuel dragster challenge!!
by mojoe
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: is it ok to use aviation spark plugs O-540
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: is it ok to use aviation spark plugs O-540

Look familiar?
by mojoe
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: is it ok to use aviation spark plugs O-540
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: is it ok to use aviation spark plugs O-540

I didn't know plugs were only good for 25+ hours I don't mean to say that a D16 will crap out instantly at 25 hrs... I don't honestly know what they do after that. I trust and respect the knowledge of the man who built my 0-540 and he said to change them at 25 hrs so I do. I dropped an exhaust valv...
by mojoe
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:39 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: is it ok to use aviation spark plugs O-540
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: is it ok to use aviation spark plugs O-540

There are quite a few threads on here about 0-540 plugs. Do some looking. I run Champion D16 but any brand in that heat range will work. If you are running the right automotive plug, you should get 25+ hours on them unless you idle around a lot in whick case you may foul a few. If you are having &qu...
by mojoe
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?

Without a sprayer, you can use a paint brush. Just get a contrasting color. Get A LITTLE on the brush. Stand about 5' away from where you want the splatter to land and "shake" the brush at it.

Try it on some cardboard first. Just takes a minute to get a feel for it.

Easy and looks good.
by mojoe
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: Paint or gel coat inside glass hull?

If you are trying to get a mirror smooth coat on the outside of a boat, it is very difficult or impossible to brush or roll gel and accomplish it. If you are trying to get a slight texture with some contrasting splatter on the inside of a boat, brush and rolled gel works great. When you splatter, st...
by mojoe
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 4 cyl cruising rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Lycoming 4 cyl cruising rpm

What I'm trying to get at is that not all 0360s are set up the same. Your mechanic will know yours best. My builder set my motor for wide-open throttle. The closer I get to 2700 the closer to perfect my mixture is. It runs rich at lower RPMs. And the oil temp won't tick till I run it 2/3 throttle fo...
by mojoe
Mon Apr 17, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 4 cyl cruising rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 615

Re: Lycoming 4 cyl cruising rpm

Sounds to me like you are trying to get advice from here to disagree with what the mechanic who works on you're motors said. Sounds like trouble to me. He knows those particular motors better than anyone and the guidance of even a moderate to poor mechanic who knows those particular motors is 1000 X...
by mojoe
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lake Flourence drying up.....
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Lake Flourence drying up.....

It was flowing backwards up here Friday. It is at what I call low water equilibrium.

Only thing that can drop it any more would be a steady south wind.... and the NOAA forecast is for a steady SE blow later in the week.

We will see.
by mojoe
Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gardner Marsh Water??
Replies: 49
Views: 7855

Re: Gardner Marsh Water??

Looked like the whole family enjoyed it.... that is all that matters!!
by mojoe
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 36
Views: 5564

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

I run a mechanical tach on my Lycoming, couldn't see why any mechanical wouldn't work.
by mojoe
Sun Apr 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby
Replies: 19
Views: 1202

Re: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby

Put a memorial on the river for her today. She loved "Daddy Sunday's" on the river.
by mojoe
Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: pacemaker Ign.
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: pacemaker Ign.

riverrat1 wrote:one side is not hardly firing at all , seems to be firing good when I check plug wire to engine .


Are you saying you have good spark on both sides when you check by grounding each plug to the block? Or does one side have spark and the other no spark?
by mojoe
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 220 paint
Replies: 4
Views: 358

Re: 220 paint

http://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/engineEnamel.php?clickkey=4104

Just paint it Lycoming Gray and make it look even better!

Or select factory continental if you want.
by mojoe
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1842

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

What is "pretty straight"? :dontknow:

That doesn't sound straight to me. If I was buying a car and somebody told me the frame was "pretty straight", I would walk away!
by mojoe
Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Salvage Engines
Replies: 6
Views: 721

Re: Salvage Engines

The little red stickers on the valve covers that say "Moore's Aircraft" sure makes you feel good when you run a mile over spring time sand and green grass expecting to see water around the corner and you don't!!
by mojoe
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1842

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

If you can't drop a boat on your property, remove a bunk off a trailer, then silently winch the boat back on the trailer, you need to move!
by mojoe
Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1842

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

I can't do it at my house, I have to take it to the landing and when I get there I want to ride. Why not? As long as the trailer is set to dry load, you can load and unload the boat without turning it on. Un-hooking the trailer makes it easy to start on, just make sure you crank slow and are clear ...
by mojoe
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Engine List
Replies: 2
Views: 315

Re: Engine List

Years ago, I asked JC Stanley that same question, but about all aircraft motors. He told me (and I am paraphrasing) they are all good if they are in good shape.

The more I think about that statement, the more wisdom I see in it.
by mojoe
Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 30
Views: 1842

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Just to prove Deano right, and... I ran a string line on the bottom of mine just now (it has been about 4 years since I straight edged it). Right down the middle stringer checked out perfect, as did ALMOST everywhere, but I saw a spot in the polymer in between 2 stringers from about 5-15" from ...

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