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by jakedesnake
Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Carb questions
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Carb questions

Recently picked up a gitsu 520 conversion. It was a beast when it was carbed, they swapped to injection and it was never right... I'm going back carb. Question is.... what carb ? Some say 500 Holley... but is that really big enough? My buddy runs a 500 on his pe60 4 cylinder... I've had a 500 on a g...
by jakedesnake
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Step hull issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Re: Step hull issues

It's a 6'6 step
Driver seat is right behind the step...
When I ride by myself, it'll start at 80...
With the cooler or someone in front... Sometimes it'll do it, somerimes it won't
by jakedesnake
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Step hull issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Re: Step hull issues

Don Davis built my stand, he said on a step, you build the engine level to the boat when the pad & step are sitting level. Gas tank is directly under the motor. As far back as it can go. I raised the back of the motor but rode the nose more... You would think it would raise the nose but it doesn't I...
by jakedesnake
Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Step hull issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Re: Step hull issues

Sometimes it'll power through, more depending on the depth of water... Not fuel
The crazy part is, I raised the rear of engine and it rode the nose worse... On a sled, it'll raise the nose also

It's a short boat so I was thinking maybe too much weight... But I see them with car motors
by jakedesnake
Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Step hull issues
Replies: 16
Views: 3145

Step hull issues

I have a 12' Wilcox deckover with a gso480, 30 gallon gas tank. Seems like it slightly rides the nose during cruise, rides great under power, but at about 75 it gets a porpoise and sometimes it'll power through it, but sometimes won't... I've tried to jack the motor up a quarter inch in the back, ri...

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