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by One Eyed Gator
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 137
Views: 15742

Re: Redfish Reports

Yes friday fishing was slow. it was windy and water was dirty.

Sat we had a blast caught 6 snook about 18-22 and quite a few nice reds. we were only out for a few hours but caught the tide a little higher.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Turbo LS vs 496
Replies: 13
Views: 695

Re: Turbo LS vs 496

If i was going LS forced induction I would look into the superchaged LS over a turbo personally, they run well and has a nice torque curve. They also seem to hold up well even with a stock bottom end. Also an aluminum LS is much lighter than any BBC even with aluminum heads 150 lbs or better. But al...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: replacing polymer Who?
Replies: 9
Views: 602

Re: replacing polymer Who?

If you use Brown Water maker sure you know exactly what your getting for what price.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 137
Views: 15742

Re: Redfish Reports

We did ok 2 overslot the rest were 19-22" plus 5 nice 19" trout 1 was 22.5".
Also caught 6 small snook about 16"
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

When I welded the cross-over in my aluminum intake, I ended up have to add small piece of thin metal over the exhaust passage or it would burn through the fel-pro type gaskets in no time. This was even after i had head and intake surfaced. airpat I was a diehard caddy fan ran a DD caddy for 10 yrs p...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs
Replies: 15
Views: 949

Re: Caddy 500 melted spark plugs

Get the Silicon Caps they last a lot longer than the black rubber caps.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Better hull?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Better hull?

Both are fairly heavy hulls, they ride well and are predictable in the creeks. If I remember correctly the hartline has a 2 degree v in it to help it track in the gulf, both are stable hulls. Buddy runs a 16x8 hartline with ls1 2.55 2 bld longhub maximus. Boat get on plane in a boat length, handle w...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Polymer
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: New Polymer

I fish the gulf sept to may and I run 3/8" it last me about 3-4 years. We do fish a very nasty area, lots of sharp rocks and oyster bars to get to the good fishing holes.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1911

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

If it rode like an Escalade it would have an LS motor it lol. Big boats do ride nice but they don't handle same as a smaller hull. Now it could have a ride like a juiced up Eldorado plenty of HP and torque but overall still has a heavy feel to the rear . Guy I worked for had a 600 plus hp BBC with a...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Harley motors
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: Harley motors

Do a search Chuck at airboat pro's built one some years back.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New Polymer
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: New Polymer

Yes, he can call Raymond and a Aumitec is top notch but the guy is in Texas. Call American Airboats 108 E. Lutcher Drive Orange, TX 77632 800.241.6390
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1911

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

I have built several other boats for friends the last one was a 16' diamond back high sides 26" we put a stock EFI 6.0 ( maybe 350hp ) with a 2.55 gearbox and a 80" maximus. It also does not have a live well, but he usually runs to big coolers and 4 people. Boat does ok but take 3,800 to r...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 137
Views: 15742

Re: Redfish Reports

I hope to be checking it out this weekend.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.
Replies: 25
Views: 1911

Re: am i wrong? NOT an AC vs. Carboat question.

I fish the gulf coast Waccassasa Bay alot. We fish places most guys would never thing about taking there boats. Luck yto get 3 years out of the poly. Our area has a lot of oyster bars and some nasty sharp rocks. I usually fish with 3 people, 4 is an issue especially if someone is not a good caster, ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 5250 vs 5,000
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: 5250 vs 5,000

I know I changed to a 2.68 ratio and went to a 79" 3 blade R and my boat performs much better. I think it would have been better with a 2.55 but I got the deal on a 2.68. Still the same old stock 5.3(BTW motor had 113K and now has over 400hrs between 2 boats). Now my buddy LSmatt Ran a 5.3 with...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 5250 vs 5,000
Replies: 18
Views: 1151

Re: 5250 vs 5,000

To me there is no set rpm for best performance, it depend on your setup. I always just take a day and play with the pitch setting till a find the sweet spot for my current combination and the conditions I run. With that said I ran a 2:1 on a stock 5.3 (maybe 285-300hp) just never seemed right with a...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Old airboat, new driver, and problems
Replies: 65
Views: 6337

Re: Old airboat, new driver, and problems

I ran a 70" 3 blade cypress on my 472 was a recommendation from chuck at airboat pro's many years ago. It ran great had good snap. I can say that I changed my pulleys to a lightweight set, really didn't get any more rpm but had better snap. Loosing mass in a rotating assembly is a good thing un...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat or Surface drive?
Replies: 17
Views: 1679

Re: Airboat or Surface drive?

I fish that area as well and anything with a prop is no fun, lots of big nasty sharp rock. I see guys poling, trolling motoring or dragging boats as I just wave a slide by. South to yankeetown is not so bad but north to cedar key is nasty and very rough on a boat. If you ran a surface-drive you woul...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 383 stroker with a edlebrock750 carb issues
Replies: 3
Views: 459

Re: 383 stroker with a edlebrock750 carb issues

Your carb uses springs on the metering rod which has basically 2 positions. When the vacuum is greater than the spring (say at cruise). the metering rod stays down, when you hit the throttle the vacuum drop the metering rod moves up and allows more fuel. The lighter spring will allow the metering ro...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jul 20, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: List of people & places who can do an overhaul
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Re: List of people & places who can do an overhaul

I would do some research before you have anyone work on your motor. My buddy used the person listed above and it has not turned out well for my buddy. Maybe the guy had good intentions but my buddy has been left with a very expensive pile of parts. So again do some research make sure you what your g...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Fuel regulator mount
Replies: 22
Views: 1307

Re: Fuel regulator mount

My regulator is on the highest point of the engine stand and I have 27" of AN8 line to the Carb. Pressure gauge is just before line splits at the carb.

It works fine no issue with pressure but I only run a stock 5.3 with a 750 holley
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1736

Re: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!

Just finished rebuilding a diamondback for a buddy and the steering is the same and it steers just like my alumitec.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Gator Hunt
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: Gator Hunt

Never spent much time there but I do know it is dangerous lots of stumps just below the water. May be not now with the water so low.
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop speed RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: Prop speed RPM

Just my 2 cents. Has more to do with tip speed than prop RPM. To put the tip speed around 500mph which seems to be a good spot for R blades and other med width props 2.68 with a 79" prop takes 5700 motor rpm to be at the 500mph mark 2.55 " 5400 " 2.37 " 5050 " 2.68 with a 82...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Prop speed RPM
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: Prop speed RPM

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