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by GeeLeDouche
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Open invite for Utah duck hunt or Airboat ride
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Open invite for Utah duck hunt or Airboat ride

If any of you fine folks happen to find yourselves in the Northern Utah (just north of Salt Lake City) during October, November, December and half way through January consider this an open invite to get in contact with me and I would love to show you why I love airboating and hunting in Utah. If you...
by GeeLeDouche
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 14
Views: 3032

Re: Poly for a better price.

I disagree on the recycled stuff. I know numerous people running it that have had the same or better luck with that than the virgin stuff. I recently replaced my virgin blue iron with black regrind (repro) and I can tell just by handling it that it is more dense and higher quality than the stuff I t...
by GeeLeDouche
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Best prop setup for maximum low speed towing
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: Best prop setup for maximum low speed towing

the widest prop you can find will give you the best low end thrust IMO.
by GeeLeDouche
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop VS Motor: Airgator, LS2 6.0, Sensenich NEED ADVICE
Replies: 34
Views: 4209

Re: Prop VS Motor: Airgator, LS2 6.0, Sensenich NEED ADVICE

Any new developments with this issue?
by GeeLeDouche
Tue May 28, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 2761

Re: Gear Box or Not

To push on dry ground, I would highly suggest getting a reduction. I think you can find old Kway belt reductions for less than 2K on occasion.
by GeeLeDouche
Thu May 16, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop VS Motor: Airgator, LS2 6.0, Sensenich NEED ADVICE
Replies: 34
Views: 4209

Re: Prop VS Motor: Airgator, LS2 6.0, Sensenich NEED ADVICE

What fuel delivery system are you running? obviously not a self learning one if it is not performing at higher rpms?
by GeeLeDouche
Mon May 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop VS Motor: Airgator, LS2 6.0, Sensenich NEED ADVICE
Replies: 34
Views: 4209

Re: Prop VS Motor: Airgator, LS2 6.0, Sensenich NEED ADVICE

Agreed with all the above posts. Either something is wrong in the cam or possibly something is hurt in the motor. It should spin that sucker a lot harder than what it is. I would get some live data from the motor if you can..
by GeeLeDouche
Tue May 07, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boycott Levi's, Burn them
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: Boycott Levi's, Burn them

I prefer my dickies pants. Reasonably priced and durable as hell. I'll look at this rural king stuff though! thanks for the info.
by GeeLeDouche
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Air fuel ratio for direct drive
Replies: 86
Views: 7461

Re: Air fuel ratio for direct drive

I think I'm going to order the Fitech kit for my LS2 soon. Just debating which kit to order. Do you guys run the "Go EFI" kit or the "Ultimate" kit with a new intake manifold?
by GeeLeDouche
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 18x8 with 450Hp LS3
Replies: 13
Views: 2040

Re: 18x8 with 450Hp LS3

I have a 16x8 Utah style hull with a Waterthunder 550hp motor on it and it does surprisingly well. I go pretty much anywhere I want within reason. I don't think youll be running dry with 2-4 guys in a 16x8 with only 450.. but it might work well for what you want to do with it. just depends on your n...
by GeeLeDouche
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: HELP! Belt Drive Knocking Noise
Replies: 10
Views: 2103

Re: HELP! Belt Drive Knocking Noise

Can you wiggle your prop by hand, see if it has any side to side or wiggle in it? Maybe your prop is out of balance? I would check all the bolts on your prop first. Did you lock tite all the bolts on the flex plate and drive plate?
by GeeLeDouche
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hovercraft on Lk Harney
Replies: 4
Views: 533

Re: Hovercraft on Lk Harney

very cool! What type of speeds do you get with those things? I'm assuming they don't carry a load as well as an airboat do they?
by GeeLeDouche
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water Walker vs sensenich
Replies: 21
Views: 4284

Re: Water Walker vs sensenich

I read some thrust testing studies years ago that said the Sensenich R blade was the most efficient prop at producing thrust. Plus, I like the design of the blade a little better than other manufactures designs. I would own a whirlwind prop in a heartbeat also just because of their customer service ...
by GeeLeDouche
Tue Mar 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: HELP! Belt Drive Knocking Noise
Replies: 10
Views: 2103

Re: HELP! Belt Drive Knocking Noise

I had that exact same thing happen to me this last November. Really sucked. especially because it took Century 3 weeks to get me the parts I needed. and only after numerous phone calls..
by GeeLeDouche
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine help on a 16X8
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Re: Engine help on a 16X8

I have a 550hp Waterthunder Ls2 on my 16x8 Utah style airboat and it does very well. I run a CH3 2.3 and 3 blade R series. I could run it a little higher rpm than I do, but I keep it around 5K max to keep my cruise rpm down and it does everything I could want.
by GeeLeDouche
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What to power my new boat with
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: What to power my new boat with

I have an LS motor on my Utah style airboat and it is incredible. I personally think they are the best motors available for airboating considering the power to weight ratio. But, like Rich says, its hard to beat a good 383 stroker motor also.
by GeeLeDouche
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Airboat Sound
Topic: Ugh! Box dilemma! Help me chose!
Replies: 1
Views: 2069

Re: Ugh! Box dilemma! Help me chose!

How high do you want to rev your motor to get maximum rpm out of your prop? With that prop, motor and hull combo I would go with the 2.88 and let it rev higher, if the valve train can handle it.
by GeeLeDouche
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dan the airboat man
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Dan the airboat man

Agreed? Having to chase him down for my box was great. You must of had a better experience Yeah, the guy was a wealth of information and very pleasant to talk with. I never had any business dealings with him so I cant speak to that issue but he was a dang good guy and always willing to help (me bei...
by GeeLeDouche
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Extremely disappointed in blue poly
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Extremely disappointed in blue poly

Anyone else have any issues with the "blue iron" poly wearing out WAY to fast? My boats poly was done about 10 years ago, which seems like I got a fair amount of life out of it, until you realize that we only use our airboats during duck season (October, Novermber, December and half way through Janu...
by GeeLeDouche
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Unloading airboat
Replies: 27
Views: 3558

Re: Unloading airboat

When everything freezes up around here, we have a pull off pole we hook up to and drag it off our trailers onto the ice and snow. Then we can slide right out to the open water of the great salt lake. Getting back on the trailer can be challenging but we also built a ramp on dry land, as long as it i...
by GeeLeDouche
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dan the airboat man
Replies: 6
Views: 1143

Re: Dan the airboat man

Agreed. wish he was still around.
by GeeLeDouche
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Noob engine choices, what makes a good motor
Replies: 7
Views: 891

Re: Noob engine choices, what makes a good motor

Las vegas huh? Not to far from us here in Utah. Where do you airboat around vegas? I would recommend an LS platform. that's what I run on my boat and I think its the best motor for the job. I have the LS2 6.0 in my boat and it runs great. Going to go fuel injected this next summer. best of luck!
by GeeLeDouche
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ch3 torque spec help?!
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Ch3 torque spec help?!

bkmail wrote:Absolutely install it. Your gambling if you install your old plate again.
Verify the spacers are correct. If not, they could be bending the drive plate causing your cracking issues.
Bk
Good idea. Thank you for the help!
by GeeLeDouche
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ch3 torque spec help?!
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Ch3 torque spec help?!

Sounds like the bolts were seized up. Were they stainless? 35lbs is right don't over do it. The jw wheels are way stronger and not a bad investment. Did the two plates fit with out bending? as far as I could tell nothing was bending. there was spacers in between the flywheel and the flexplate when ...
by GeeLeDouche
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Ch3 torque spec help?!
Replies: 7
Views: 965

Re: Ch3 torque spec help?!

I read that too but I thought that couldn't be right considering it took 3 large men with 3 foot breaker bars just to break each bolt loose. I initially got in here thinking my OEM flywheel had gone bad and was replacing it with a JW wheel. but after getting in I found nothing wrong with my flywheel...

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