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by southern safaris
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dialing in new boat..
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Dialing in new boat..

I second swamps post , i set up a 18x8 gto with a mast 540 2.3 box and converted from carb to fitech efi and when we dialed it in found her sweetspot we ended up right on 4950 but every boat is different for sure and the latest boat i did the jx blades pushed better @ 4600 on a 2.38 box but totally ...
by southern safaris
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Losing RPMs in hot weather
Replies: 7
Views: 824

Re: Losing RPMs in hot weather

Is the same fuel pump powering both tanks?i assume so as the way i read your description, And what type of injection ? Aftermarket tbi ,mpi, just trying to get an idea of what your working w , ive been installing a lot of these bolt on style efi kits folks are getting now and all have different litt...
by southern safaris
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly bolt spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Poly bolt spacing

Another closer 6x6
by southern safaris
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly bolt spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Poly bolt spacing

Heres one
by southern safaris
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly bolt spacing
Replies: 5
Views: 689

Re: Poly bolt spacing

I usually dont go over 6x6 although i have in the past and havent seen any bad results but to miss tbars or stringers you may have to adj that a little on some boats so when you measure your bottom you may find that you have some 5x6and some 6x6 or whatever your circumstance but id think youd be fin...
by southern safaris
Wed May 17, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

That intake sounds like a cool idea john , what kind of boat did you set it up on , my little 12'er did really well just wondering how big (hull) gets too big w/one.... I didnt start this thread but he's got my brain thinking on another one now
by southern safaris
Sun May 07, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Another try Just getting started on my build. Have a 4.3 as well. Is your engine stock or did you modify it any? If so what mods? You have a nice looking set up and it sounds like it performs well. Sorry i never notice the reply till now but the motor was a stock vortec out of a blazer i bought jun...
by southern safaris
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Its .090 hull .063 deck will run me n the ol lady through the pasture and we mostly just hog hunt off it but not bad for a 200k mile junkyard engine and a 68x34 woodie from timmy @ fap
by southern safaris
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there
Replies: 10
Views: 1436

Re: Are there any pics of 4.3 direct drive set ups out there

Just put one in my gallery but heck if i cant post it here im tryin
by southern safaris
Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0l stand alone wiring harness
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: 6.0l stand alone wiring harness

I used a company called affordable fuel injection and the guys name is Andy , paid around $500 ish i believe and it was a simple install , sent my harness and comp but they can supplly that if you need , mine was fly by wire but they do it all from what he told me and retained the obd port for diagn...
by southern safaris
Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: 12-14'/Rotax 582 Performance Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 836

Re: 12-14'/Rotax 582 Performance Questions

http://www.facebook.com/hughesairboats There are some videos on there of a mini i built for a fella , its running a kawisaki 440 which is around 40hp its 12' ran well with two and some dry with 1 , wind seemed to knock the stuffn out of her though, im not a mini advocate per say but it did suprise t...
by southern safaris
Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boating around madison fl?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Any Boating around madison fl?

Thank you ! Really appreciate the info
by southern safaris
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boating around madison fl?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Any Boating around madison fl?

Looks like maybe a landing off hampton spring rd past that correctional place on google maps , just sw of hampton springs , maybe in big bend wma or just a bit north ? Might go down and check that out , so yall riding the little creeks and estuaries off the gulf too, ive been on the withalacoochi be...
by southern safaris
Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Any Boating around madison fl?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Any Boating around madison fl?

Just about to close on a place just south of madison fl, ive been in oklahoma last few years but time to come home , ill be in town about a week , any places to check out? I dont have my boat with me but just trying to get a feel for the area , grew up in s fla all my life so i dont know much about ...
by southern safaris
Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hull identification?
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Re: Hull identification?

Lwells: Thanks for the help. Here, we submit all paperwork to the state tax office, they contact DPS, schedule an inspection by the Lake Patrol, and everyone is satisfied, issue a HIN and start the paperwork for titling. I may have to call it a "homebuilt", then show receipts for material...
by southern safaris
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Electric water pump????
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Re: Electric water pump????

Not sure if id run it where it would kill engine .... My luck it would shut down when i was on plane in deep! I always just wired them in where it would run when key was on ,(relayed and fused ofcourse) and i can definatly see daves point and im not suggesting use one but they worked for me... But t...
by southern safaris
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Electric water pump????
Replies: 20
Views: 1956

Re: Electric water pump????

Ive ran several on small blocks and big blocks and really like them, never had an issue yet and i like the fact i can shut down and still be circ water if i ever get one hot .. And i was very skeptical when i tried my first one but i like them now
by southern safaris
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: .22mag hunt
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: .22mag hunt

Some good eats there! I live right on management land here and we are only allowed rimfire and we take em all the time w .17hmr and wsm , people think were nuts and unethical but i have to tell you i have never lost a pig and never had even take another step! A well placed head shot and no wasted me...
by southern safaris
Sat Sep 24, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 454 DD carb
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Re: 454 DD carb

Had a 625 holley demon on a cheapo aluminum intake and a 74ngq it liked it better than the 750 double pump just my set up , stock 454 rebuild w/ rv cam
by southern safaris
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

There is something about fine woodworking that i wish i could do but some of us just arnt lucky to have that talent But , I Love the look of an old clinker built (lapstrake) hull, sailboats and such .... And how could you not love the old chris craft mahogany runabouts, simply beautiful! Not sure wh...
by southern safaris
Sun Jul 31, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: my new airboatn buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: my new airboatn buddy

Thanks everyone ! Shes our first so im pretty stoked ,,,, her momma grew up running tours in the glades and ive been addicted to airboats for a while now so shes doomed! Airboater for life im sure!!! I can see it now , sippy cup in one hand and a frog gig in the other :bounce:
by southern safaris
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: my new airboatn buddy
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

my new airboatn buddy

:cheers:
by southern safaris
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

Now that would be a sexy boat right there
by southern safaris
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers
Replies: 13
Views: 2218

Re: Thank you Tim!!! Florida Airboat Propellers

I put carbons on just about all the boats i build for people cause thats what they ask for but i guess i am a little ol skool i just love a wood prop on my own boats , even ran a woodie on my '47 stinson (miss that ol plane) think i prefered it to the metal mccauley at times ...... Since you mention...

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