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by One Eyed Gator
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What manufacturers are still out there for glass hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: What manufacturers are still out there for glass hulls

Can not say about the quality or ride but there are a lot of big name boat and yacht manufactures using vacuum infusion.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What manufacturers are still out there for glass hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: What manufacturers are still out there for glass hulls

I would certainly take a look a Woods and Waters (Paul Jackson ) Havik Hull. He build a great light boat. I have also seen that Outlaw is doing vacuum infusion.

Can never go wrong with a Marty Bray or Jimmy White.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb question?
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Carb question?

What he said^ I have seen all kinds of bad stuff in out of the box carbs. Get the manual and make sure every thing is correctly set-up ie float. Also look up tuning an Edlebrock. It is very basic and easy to tune. I have put 3 of them on buddies airboats (against my recommendation) and all required ...
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cement pool apron
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Cement pool apron

I do concrete and masonry as well but we work in gainesville.

There is a guy named David smith, he is on the facebook SA and I know he does great concrete work.
FYI it is a concrete pool deck. Cement is an ingredient in concrete.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS 6.2 L build list and advice
Replies: 28
Views: 972

Re: LS 6.2 L build list and advice

For efi the original computer will work but you need something like HP tuners ( just 1 of several oem tuning softwares) to change the parameters. I helped build a few boats for friends all with junkyard motors. Most have had over 100k on them when pulled. 1st 3 were done with a carb and MSD boxes. 2...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: anyone running a 350 with 2.1 box?
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: anyone running a 350 with 2.1 box?

Not an exact comparison but close in Hp/tq. I ran a stock carbed 5.3 with a 2:1 gearbox. Motor was on a 14x7-6 alumitec with SS rigging set-up with 3/8" poly for fishing the gulf. The motor was straight out of a wreck truck with 113K then was on a buddies boat for 2 years before I got it. (so i...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Solid grass rake builder?
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Solid grass rake builder?

Did mine in a buddies break set line mark 1/2" apart did slight bend at each one. 2 of my buddies got rakes from alumitec the turn out very nice.

You still got the same number?
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Solid grass rake builder?
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Solid grass rake builder?

Did you try Alumitec? May be Gene Babbet.

I built my own, did a cardboard mock up, cut my pieces then had a buddy weld it for me. Certainly not perfect but it does the good and cost about 300.00.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 520 Continental rebuild
Replies: 119
Views: 5646

Re: 520 Continental rebuild

Very Nice
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Jimmy White square nose HELP
Replies: 10
Views: 1330

Re: Jimmy White square nose HELP

When it comes to raising or lowering the bow it is no different than outboard power trim. Raising the rear of the motor raises the bow to a point. Lower the rear of the motor pushes the bow into the water. I would check the bottom of the hull and set motor level then work from there making little ch...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 1852

Re: freedom ride water?

Made a great friend by pull him from bear bluff back to the jolly gator. His mechanical oil line let go, bad day. My old 472 DD caddy pulled a 14' airgator with a 220 back to the ramp on plane. Had to drag it to some skinny water to get going but made it all the way on plane. Interesting part was th...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 500, torque-prop
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Cadillac 500, torque-prop

Buddy Branch's phone number is 352-7nine7-991zero

Try this it was posted by deano in another post.
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: SBC 350 300hp Gearbox Info
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: SBC 350 300hp Gearbox Info

What rotation are the props you have? DD and Belt-drive are left-hand and gear-box is right-hand rotation. Also 72" is a fairly short prop for a gear-box I ran a 81.5 2 bld R on a 5.3 (maybe 285hp) with a 2:1. Then changed gearboxes, went to a 2.68 with a 79" 3 bld R. Also set-up a buddy's...
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Extremely disappointed in blue poly
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: Extremely disappointed in blue poly

10 years sounds good to me for poly, I change mine about 3yrs. Where we fish is a little rough during the winter months.

I have not run the blue iron, but have run black, gray and gatorslide (had some extra material added) none of them have lasted any longer than the other.
by One Eyed Gator
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Help on new blades
Replies: 12
Views: 673

Re: Help on new blades

Sensenich has never steered me wrong
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 32588

Re: Redfish Reports

We fished saturday. Went north, was ok a lot of 14-16 inch fish but only 3 mid slot and 1 small trout. Another very low tide day.

Still had a good time with friends.
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Car motor longevity
Replies: 14
Views: 833

Re: Car motor longevity

I have built 4 ls gulf fishing boats (2) with 5.3's and (2) with 6.0's. The 1st 2 5.3 motor were straight out of the junkyard and put msd setup on it. Motor had 113K verified miles on it when we put it on the boat over 7 years ago. It is on a heavy alumitec deckover with very little running bottom. ...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: AIRGATOR, LS2 6.0, SENSINICH R SERIES, ROTATOR 2.38, NEED ADVICE
Replies: 11
Views: 1025

Re: AIRGATOR, LS2 6.0, SENSINICH R SERIES, ROTATOR 2.38, NEED ADVICE

Don't get to hung up on prop RPM, a 80, 82 and 84" can all be around max rpm but will have very different tip speed

I have about 1.5" from my prop to the top of my cage.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 32588

Re: Redfish Reports

Looks like a great day and some nice fish. Water looks a little clearer than it has been.

You fish north or south?
by One Eyed Gator
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: SBC pedal to Quadrajet carb cable install
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: SBC pedal to Quadrajet carb cable install

Look up midwest control they have heavy duty all Stainless quick disconnect cable ends https://midwestcontrol.com/shop/Qi312 I also use a double return spring all stainless My pedal is set up that way, but it is homemade. Check with Chris from http://www.airboatstuff.com see he has. He is in Brooksv...
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Repowering with lq9
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Repowering with lq9

I had a LQ4, I used a set of 706 heads (can find them cheap like 100.00) these heads had a 61cc chamber bumps your compression to about 10.3. The 706 have a smaller runner which keeps the velocity where is should be. I took the 2.00" valve from my 317 heads that came on the LQ4 and had them pol...
by One Eyed Gator
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Pricing Hull
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Pricing Hull

If I am not mistaken he had alumitec build him a boat to fit his existing rigging.

And yes never ahead of the game with an airboat.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stuck near puzzle lake
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Stuck near puzzle lake

On this forum there is a list of different areas of the state for people to post there info if they are are willing to help. I keep a copy in my boat for my area.
by One Eyed Gator
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Repowering with lq9
Replies: 11
Views: 679

Re: Repowering with lq9

As CMB list the link above if you do a search there are a number of goes articles related to LQ4/LQ9. On facebook Richard Holder of westech does a lot of testing on the lq4/9 ith different heads and cam combos. I have used a few junkyard motors both carbed and EFI, mostly stock or very mild cams. (3...
by One Eyed Gator
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Redfish Reports
Replies: 265
Views: 32588

Re: Redfish Reports

We went North both sat and sun, tide as supper low and very rough on the poly but we had great luck both days. Found a few holes with a number of mid slot fish and a few top of the slot with 2 over slot. Found 3 trout each day all over 18". Was windy and cold sat. The wind backed off and was ni...

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