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by Gary S
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Angle valve 470 vs angle valve 540
Replies: 28
Views: 2721

Re: Angle valve 470 vs angle valve 540

terrible ted wrote:
Gary S wrote:Motor ain't everything. Boat, prop, how much junk you carry. A 470 is a good motor and is lighter than 540. It also has a great Harley Davidson lope when it's idling.



So does my VO540? Nice cam sound.



Don't know, never heard your VO540.
by Gary S
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 4cyl help identifying?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Lycoming 4cyl help identifying?

If it's been sitting a long time with the jug off, take a flashlight and look in the hole where the jug came off. Look up to the to and check that your cam shaft is ok. Lycomings weak spot is the cam shaft, if there is rust on it it is time to break it down.
by Gary S
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: 4cyl Ecoturd now in Silverado
Replies: 48
Views: 1341

Re: 4cyl Ecoturd now in Silverado

When you really sit and think about it, it really isn't economical for the everyday airboats. The simple motors that most people can work on are the way to go. Isn't this the same argument when people started using the LS motors? I really considered the eco motor. My personal problem is a radiator. ...
by Gary S
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lucas oil additive raising oil temp?
Replies: 21
Views: 583

Re: Lucas oil additive raising oil temp?

You using mechanical r electric gauges? You say you rewired boat. Might have been a bad connection prior to the rewire.
Kind of expensive but you could do another oil change without lucas.
by Gary S
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A closed again
Replies: 69
Views: 2098

Re: 3A closed again

ladyblackwater wrote:The water is problem not FWC. FWC is just doing their job. Their job is to manage wildlife first and then everything else after that. There is a water problem in 3A south right now. Thank you John for commenting.



What wildlife? When was the last time you saw a deer?
by Gary S
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 3A closed again
Replies: 69
Views: 2098

Re: 3A closed again

I have frogged many nights in 3A up in the cypress, The last two years I have not seen a single deer, both when water was high and when it is low. I think we have some animal rights people in charge and they look for a reason to shut it down. They find deer on the levy at night and decide to shut do...
by Gary S
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Cleaing Polymer
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Cleaing Polymer

Run it across a sand bar.
by Gary S
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Slick bottom recipe?
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Slick bottom recipe?

You get what you pay for.
by Gary S
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AIRBOAT prop ceiling fan
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

Re: AIRBOAT prop ceiling fan

It gets 70 at place and I'm looking for a coat.
by Gary S
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Finally-I'm building my boat
Replies: 338
Views: 50419

Re: Finally-I'm building my boat

Looks like you let the dog eat. Cool video.
by Gary S
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: GPS Antenna Location
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: GPS Antenna Location

Why put it low? Plenty of room on the top. Shouldn't get in the way of anything.
by Gary S
Tue May 29, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AIRBOAT prop ceiling fan
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

Re: AIRBOAT prop ceiling fan

Kyle when I get a chance I am going to have to copy that fan. Functional and really cool. What HP did you come up with.
by Gary S
Fri May 18, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 0320 Oil Change
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: 0320 Oil Change

I always pull the cooler and dump it. Mess can always be cleaned up. If your motor doesn't have a spin on oil filter you also need to pull the screen on the accessory plate between the mags and clean it. It will have 4 bolts and it sticks out.
by Gary S
Thu May 10, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Tach ?
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: Tach ?

No you don't need rush out and buy a tach. If it was a oil pressure gauge I would say wait, but a tach is only telling you what your turning.
by Gary S
Fri May 04, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rudder help Please, 4ft vs 5 on 16ft boat???
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: Rudder help Please, 4ft vs 5 on 16ft boat???

I guess I didn't say anything because I was trying to get in my mind what he was trying to do. If I read this correct he has two 4 foot rudders and he wants to put a single 5 foot rudder on. If this is the case I don't think there is going to be much change in the handling of the boat. That is only ...
by Gary S
Thu May 03, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Rudder help Please, 4ft vs 5 on 16ft boat???
Replies: 14
Views: 557

Re: Rudder help Please, 4ft vs 5 on 16ft boat???

No response to stupid answer of 5 footers grab more air? DA

Was this really necessary?
by Gary S
Thu May 03, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Looking for advice
Replies: 7
Views: 439

Re: Looking for advice

Kick it off the trailer and give it a shot. Don't load it up with unneeded stuff and people.
by Gary S
Tue May 01, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cool Video
Replies: 18
Views: 1923

Re: Cool Video

Kyle, whats the story behind the ride? You sneak in or was you on a mission? Looks like a marked trail.
by Gary S
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: sv 540
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: sv 540

Start at battery cables and ends.
by Gary S
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Converting rear intake oil pan on lycomin IO360 to front intake
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Converting rear intake oil pan on lycomin IO360 to front intake

Is there a reason for wanting it on the that side? Seems like it would breath better facing into the wind.
by Gary S
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AAOF BBQ
Replies: 20
Views: 1179

Re: AAOF BBQ

Glad you guys came down for a ride. Hope to return favor sometime.
by Gary S
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: AAOF BBQ
Replies: 20
Views: 1179

Re: AAOF BBQ

Hope there is some water left.
by Gary S
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: John Fenner Birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: John Fenner Birthday

You did it again, Happy Birthday.
by Gary S
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Length vs quantity
Replies: 12
Views: 1046

Re: Length vs quantity

Have 2 friends with14 foot ride boats with sv 0540 on both. They use 5 blade exclaimer blades and will carry up to 7 passengers and themselves. Is this enough push? been on one of the boats with just the owner, boat will go wherever you point it.
by Gary S
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Headers
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Headers

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