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by unforgiven11B
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Fiberglass hardline boat will not run dry help!!
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: Fiberglass hardline boat will not run dry help!!

A bit more information to work with would be helpful. What engine? What prop? Direct drive or box if so what ratio? What rpm? Is this issue new? What size hull? Is your crank parallel with stringers? Does the boat plow or porpoise in deep water? Many variables come into play and the more information...
by unforgiven11B
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Need 500 piston
Replies: 45
Views: 3581

Re: Need 500 piston

There’s a 76’ 500 cid Cadillac on SA Facebook, 500 bucks it’s in Dunedin, fl grab it for parts
by unforgiven11B
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine selection
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Engine selection

What is your desired outcome? What are you wanting out of the airboat? Want more hp? Trying to run the hill? Power plants on airboats IMO are very specific to the application which you plan to utilize it. My boat for example is a 16x8 Diamondback 2:1 belt drive, 6.0L pcm/levitator. It’s not uncommon...
by unforgiven11B
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Got a SS welding question...
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Got a SS welding question...

He didn’t ask which gas to use for stainless or say he was GTAW anything. Rick stated given this equipment and these two gases which should he use. Out of the two stated gases and his Pro Mig 135 the C25 is the best choice. Obviously if he was going to TIg it 100% argon is the right choice. Had ever...
by unforgiven11B
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Alachua county Airboat ordinance
Replies: 68
Views: 11092

Re: Alachua county Airboat ordinance

Outstanding job Smokster! I left Citrus County Airboat Alliance because they would rather vote to donate money to help a member’s granddaughter start a modeling career, rather than use the club funds to fight things like this. This is exactly why we have the clubs not for popularity or a status. May...
by unforgiven11B
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Got a SS welding question...
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Got a SS welding question...

The 100% Argon will not weld good. If it was me and those two were my choices I’d use the 75/25, it will rust but not much and not like carbon steel but the CO2 introduces impurities should be no problems as it’s not a structural piece from what I gather. With CO2 run your machine 3-5% higher
by unforgiven11B
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: B&S Trailer in Reddick Fl.
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: B&S Trailer in Reddick Fl.

They built me a tandem axle for my 16x8. Excellent quality. Only complaint I have is I’ve split the board on my front stop three times now. So I’m thinking of getting a 1” rubber pad to bolt there.
by unforgiven11B
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: RPM's
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: RPM's

Per the owners manual that’s the preferred WOT maximum RPM. The optimal RPM range at WOT is 4800- 5600, 5200 being preferred by PCM/Levitator. Without a prop it’s max rpm is governed @6000.
by unforgiven11B
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Side instrument panel
Replies: 8
Views: 497

Re: Side instrument panel

GTO in Ocala has three or four of them pre wired gauges whole nine.
by unforgiven11B
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: How much power to use superwide blades?
Replies: 17
Views: 1956

Re: How much power to use superwide blades?

Nebraska- Sensenich states 2300 max rpm for the S optimum rpm is 1800-2100 for best over all performance. 2300 with your 2.5 box puts engine rpm at 5750.
by unforgiven11B
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: How much power to use superwide blades?
Replies: 17
Views: 1956

Re: How much power to use superwide blades?

I run a PCM 6.0L, published Hp is 375, ch3 2:1 spinning a 80” 3 blade sensenich K series. Blades 12” wide and ain’t got much pitch them runs well but struggles sometimes. Not seeing how you would twist it with your set up with any pitch at all especially within the blades preferred rpm range.
by unforgiven11B
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Hunting & Fishing
Topic: Permits and tags
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Permits and tags

In 7 days gator season opens and a lot of fishing and frogging! I don’t hunt Deer or hogs here in Florida too many idiots and rules.
by unforgiven11B
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Gso 480 newbie questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1298

Re: Gso 480 newbie questions

I’m sure sliding gator or Kwan will chime in, also hit the search function on the site or just type in your questions in google like “gso480 Running temp southern airboat” “ gso480 oil temp or pressure southern airboat” you’ll get more information than you’ll want to read in one sitting. There’s a l...
by unforgiven11B
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Hot Dog Island
Replies: 9
Views: 1076

Re: Hot Dog Island

Pm me I’ll shoot you an overlay from 44 ramp to hotdog island
by unforgiven11B
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stock 6.0ls
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Stock 6.0ls

Stock, is a fool’s errand. The LS platform isn’t able to sustain the thrust pressure from prop force. You are going to destroy your 6.0L especially if this is a engine you are planning to run later with a gear box. Dave (Waterthunder) had a DD LS some years back he had to develop a proprietary thrus...
by unforgiven11B
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: New AirRanger Set up ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1960

Re: New AirRanger Set up ?

No I didn’t know, thanks for the info. I didn’t suspect you to be stuck there. I was stating in general wet sand sucks! loaded like that your going to struggle a tad till she’s beaks lose.
by unforgiven11B
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: New AirRanger Set up ?
Replies: 23
Views: 1960

Re: New AirRanger Set up ?

Your asking a lot that boats huge and honestly I wouldn’t rev that LSA any higher than than you have too. Wet sand sucks you down and can be difficult to break lose. If it’s new call Faron at air ranger and he’ll give you a no bs answer
by unforgiven11B
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 6.2 ls engine options
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

Re: 6.2 ls engine options

Call water thunder, that’s a big boat. Dave has developed an LS engine package that’s purpose built for tour boats. I know the old formula and suggested bbc vs LS On a large boat, however how many tour boats are under 15’ ??? doubt enough to build a purpose driven platform.
by unforgiven11B
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Top Speed
Replies: 15
Views: 2748

Re: Top Speed

55 mph, 16x8 Diamondback, 6.0L PCM/Levitator, 80” 3 blade Sensench K series. @5750ish max rpm.
by unforgiven11B
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Laying wire questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2456

Re: Laying wire questions

It’s not difficult to see the issue with it. You want to run one go for it just stay the hell away from others. Get a 1/8” wire wrapped around that prop from striking an object or a weld breaking from cyclic fatigue and see that happens. I can promise you it will be much worst than if hit cage just ...
by unforgiven11B
Sun May 31, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Laying wire questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2456

Re: Laying wire questions

It would be safer to run a cage with no wire at all than to run one with just horizontal wire.
by unforgiven11B
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint pain paint???!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3462

Re: Paint pain paint???!!

This is the zinc epoxy primer and activator, it’s quite expensive as it was close to $75 per gal and 15 for the little bottle of activator. I originally planed on painting the entire boat old school BDU like sniper’s old camo boat but couldn’t get the colors at the time. I Also planed on using Rapto...
by unforgiven11B
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint pain paint???!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3462

Re: Paint pain paint???!!

Thanks Sliding gator, I recon I should have read receipt better, the epoxy primer on there is this a zinc based? I have a zinc based primer to do the inside of my DB prior to using Dominator in silver/gray, but need new hull jacks installed and rigging pulled to do it right. I used it on my step rai...
by unforgiven11B
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Paint pain paint???!!
Replies: 36
Views: 3462

Re: Paint pain paint???!!

That’s enough paint to do the rigging and then some, but 1/2 gallon each is a bit on the skinny side and not much less on price. The primer actually goes further than the urethane. Like I said, if you want to save money, get the epoxy primer and then hit HD or Wally World for 2 Quarts of Rust Oleum...
by unforgiven11B
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Are AGM batteries suitable for airboats? If so, which ones?
Replies: 37
Views: 5708

Re: Are AGM batteries suitable for airboats? If so, which ones?

Personally I never run my boat on All unless I have used both batteries. I alternate between 1-2 between shut downs as to always have a fully charged cranking battery to get me home or to jump another’s boat/truck. Or I run on one battery one day and switch to 2 the next.

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