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by mojoe
Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

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: 25
Views: 1010

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: 200

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: 25
Views: 1010

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 ...
by mojoe
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: New to airboats and want to buy a used one
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: New to airboats and want to buy a used one

Have you looked into a new one?
by mojoe
Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

1) Dump it on the ground.
2) Remove the center bunk.
3) Run it back up on the trailer.
4) Run string line or use straight edge
by mojoe
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Have you tried wedging different size blocks of wood under that bar to imitate a center jack?
by mojoe
Fri Mar 24, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

X2 with one eyed Gator. Jacks are last and just like motor angle, a little does a lot. With mine, I got to a point where I thought my old school hull was only gonna run so good. Then the slightest adjustment to the jacks and it "broke free". Literally felt like a different boat. Then a tur...
by mojoe
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?
Replies: 25
Views: 1010

Re: Ideal hull shape to not hop or plow?

Mine has the rear almost flat with 1/16 down on the middle skrew. The center skrew to center skrew, my center jack pushes down 1/4" more than the rear jack and 3/16" farther down on its middle skrew than the sides. Don't have a front jack... yet. Rides really good until 29 mph, then it sti...
by mojoe
Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Is it suicide??
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Is it suicide??

Just heard the dumbest thing I have heard of actually happening on public land yet. My buddy was hunting a spring gobbler quota opening weekend when he saw somebody disguise himself as a gobbler and crawl around. :dontknow: He had one of those turkey fans on a stick and was crawling behind it down a...
by mojoe
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Built SV or Stock AV?
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Built SV or Stock AV?

Good question. I don't have an answer, just another question: If you run a fully user adjustable electronic ignition, in a pinch, could you run mo-gas safely in your high compression SV buy adjusting the timing?
by mojoe
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

Tach hours are different than GPS moving hours, so our numbers are going to differ some... but not that much. You have a SUPER EFFICIENT boat. I would love to see the improvement you get from a Pacemaker. I know you're gas pedal would FEEL better, and if your mileage gets much better, you're tank wi...
by mojoe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

You're not going to believe this, but the person with the user name pacemaker1 can give you all the info you need.

His info and Darren's contact info are at the top of the thread. Try a PM, text or phone call. They can give you pricing and all the info you need.
by mojoe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

If we know the fuel consumption and gallons per hour and distance we can calculate speed. If we use the 6.5 gallons per hour number and 25 gals Tony posted over the approximately 60 mile run, that creates an average speed of 15.7 mph. If it's 50 actual miles the avg speed would be 13.4mph. I think t...
by mojoe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

So our math clearly differs: Let me know how we are calculating this differently. My estimation is that Jolly Gator to Lone Cabbage and back is about 50 miles with high water. Even if we bump it up to 60 miles assuming the water is low, at 20 mph (which is also low) that is 3 hrs. run time. If you b...
by mojoe
Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

Hard to describe how I calculate my gallons per hour without sounding a bit sarcastic. I divide the gallons consumed by the hours I ran. Motion x stores my time moving. My gas tank tells me how much is missing.... I will point out, the hours on your tach do not correlate to time running. There is of...
by mojoe
Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

Stayed in the water my last run. 24.5 miles and burnt 10 gals. What is really impressive is that the way in was in the dark and fog and I was in deep water on and off plane weaving and winding the whole way. The way out I held it at 2100 in deep water cruising 26mph. Run time was 1hr20min so even wi...
by mojoe
Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lycoming o-340
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Lycoming o-340

More :thumbleft: If it were purely a mathmatical equation: Compression ratio times a constant X = Hp So 8.5X=Hp 8.5X=170 X=170/8.5 X=20 So 9.5X=Hp 9.5(20)=Hp 190=Hp So if it were purely a mathmatical equation, the 9.5:1 pistons make a 190Hp motor. Of course, I have no reason to believe it is that di...
by mojoe
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Pacemaker ignition system
Replies: 28
Views: 4467

Re: Pacemaker ignition system

Did my first run with a Pacemaker on my SV 0-540 yesterday..... WOW! It felt like a different motor. WOT RPM (2800) didn't change, so I don't think it added top end power, but I almost never floor my boat anyway. Don't have to. It made a huge improvement right where I feel it most, mid range. The bi...
by mojoe
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0470 blow-by / leak down
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: 0470 blow-by / leak down

If you are gonna leave it till it lets you know when you gott fix it and still want to shut up the masses, get a vinyl decal made that says something witty and put it right where the smoke comes out: Smoking section I smoke, therefore I run I know... Smoke em if ya got em Puff the magic vent tube Wh...
by mojoe
Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Frogging Chutes
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Frogging Chutes

An 8" PVC coupling makes a nice chute cheap. A little paint and they can look good too. The green ones for irrigation are what I have made some out of.
by mojoe
Fri Mar 10, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Re: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby

Thank you all. This forum has helped me remain sane through her 2 1/2 year fight. Y'all agreeing and disagreeing and everything else has given me something to keep my mind occupied on many many sleepless nights at the hospital. You're prayers for her are truly appreciated.
by mojoe
Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Other Important News
Topic: Goodbye My Beautiful Baby
Replies: 15
Views: 698

Goodbye My Beautiful Baby

Carina Jo 07-25-2014 to 03-08-2017
by mojoe
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Polyurea?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Polyurea?

If you can make it that hard, I wonder if it could be used as the binder for fiberglass? If so, you could use it to build the bottom of a hull. Then put a standard slick bottom over it.

Hmmmm?
by mojoe
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat Poker Run for Hooked For A Cure
Replies: 4
Views: 482

Re: Airboat Poker Run for Hooked For A Cure

Looks like some rain forecast Saturday. I hope it doesn't chase away any one from coming out to support the cause and have some fun!!

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