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by BluByU2
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: J Series Experience & Updates
Replies: 15
Views: 2377

Re: J Series Experience & Updates

Well, I'm going to find out how well a 3 blade 80" JX setup will work on my rig because I plan on ordering it this week.
by BluByU2
Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: Redneck Cuisine
Topic: Swamp Cabbage
Replies: 68
Views: 14033

Re: Swamp Cabbage

Great video Jeff! I love to fry up some bacon, throw in some chopped onion, then cook the cabbage in with it! Simple, and tasty!
by BluByU2
Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy
Replies: 94
Views: 9159

Re: Ducknutt Build 500 Caddy

I've got mine set at 9.5", and it works great for my application.
by BluByU2
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Poll *** Direct Drive Caddy vs. Gear Reduction/Belt Drive
Replies: 43
Views: 5789

Re: Poll *** Direct Drive Caddy vs. Gear Reduction/Belt Drive

I've run a DD Caddy for years using different hulls, and they have always performed extremely well. I just added a rotator to my new rig, and it definitely outperforms a DD application. My cruise rpm went from 1900 rpm using a three blade, 72 inch "Q", to 2100 rpm using a 79" Whirlwin...
by BluByU2
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Fuel pump stopping - enough already
Replies: 62
Views: 6925

Re: Fuel pump stopping - enough already

I started using 3/8" steel brake lines as my fuel lines, and only used quality rubber fuel lines as couplers. Just make sure you use a tubing cutter which will give you square cuts so they butt up really close, and avoid getting disintegrated rubber in your gasoline. This has worked well for me...
by BluByU2
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Prayers for Whitebear...
Replies: 36
Views: 3514

Re: Prayers for Whitebear...

Prayers on the way for you for a full recovery!
by BluByU2
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: electric fuel pumps
Replies: 13
Views: 2063

Re: electric fuel pumps

One thing about the Mallory pumps is that they are gear-rotor pumps which do not rely on rubber diaphrams to move fuel. Ethanol will eat the rubber components, and that's why most other pumps fail after a year or two. I've been running a Mallory 110 for about three years with no issues. I think it i...
by BluByU2
Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Snake identification
Replies: 15
Views: 2709

Re: Snake identification

Definitely a Cottonmouth!
by BluByU2
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lost an airboater
Replies: 30
Views: 6997

Re: Lost an airboater

So, so sad. May Ken rest in peace! :cry:
by BluByU2
Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Engine Failures...
Replies: 18
Views: 3403

Re: Engine Failures...

Since I know the normal running temperature, I think I will look into an alarm set to sound off at about 15 to 20 degrees above normal operating temperature. It does NOT take long to overheat if you break a belt! It happened to me, but we were able to do a quick change to a new belt, and crank it ri...
by BluByU2
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: A little run through some frozen ice flows
Replies: 13
Views: 2522

Re: A little run through some frozen ice flows

To hell with Alaska....I'm moving to Texas when they secede! If they take all those Californians, they should take us Crackers. Lol

:florida: :texas:
by BluByU2
Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Lost an airboater
Replies: 30
Views: 6997

Lost an airboater

I just read this on Facebook, and I have no way to confirm this information. I read where "Camo Ken" passed away. Has anyone else heard this tragic news? If it is true, he will be sorely missed by all airboaters, and I pray God bring comfort to his family, and dear friends. May he rest in ...
by BluByU2
Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: What wire should I run on my conduit cage ??
Replies: 6
Views: 1699

Re: What wire should I run on my conduit cage ??

The heavier gauge wire will not break as easy as the smaller gauge wire due to vibration. Check your local farm, and ranch stores for the 12 gauge rolls of 2"x4" fence wire.
by BluByU2
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Ever Wonder How 22lr Ammo Is Made?
Replies: 10
Views: 2069

Re: Ever Wonder How 22lr Ammo Is Made?

I saw a video several years ago which was taped at a CCI facility, and it was pretty fascinating. They produced pallet loads of the stuff, and just about all of it was already spoken for.
by BluByU2
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Gun Talk
Topic: Operation Chokepoint
Replies: 12
Views: 2542

Re: Operation Chokepoint

That's why I use a credit union! I have never had an issue with any purchase: Firearms or ammo. Screw the banks!

:old_glory:
by BluByU2
Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: CM Guy Invite!
Replies: 12
Views: 2170

Re: CM Guy Invite!

Cool video Jeff! I'm going to bring my barge out there one day, and have you guide us around the different sites...if I don't get stuck. lol It's been years since I've run Kissimmee.
by BluByU2
Sun Jul 24, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cruising speed rpm?
Replies: 40
Views: 6298

Re: Cruising speed rpm?

I cruise at, or about 2300 rpm with no headwind. Three blade 78" Whispertip, and a 1.53 Rotator.
by BluByU2
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Underwriting help from Casey Insurance Group
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: Underwriting help from Casey Insurance Group

I've owned, operated, and built quite a few airboats over the decades. I have used both the full bonnet style cages, and the pancake style. I personally prefer the pancake because it is much easier to service, maintain, and repair your engine as opposed to the full cages. Most exhaust systems cool d...
by BluByU2
Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Shout out to Ned of Ned's Fabrication
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Re: Shout out to Ned of Ned's Fabrication

Ned is a really nice guy, and he has been building airboats for a very long time. He will definitely help you with whatever you need.

:thumbleft:
by BluByU2
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Car motor for Aircraft Use
Replies: 4
Views: 1839

Re: Car motor for Aircraft Use

Several years ago, at the Sun and Fun Fly-In, one pilot had a mini-Mustang with a 454 BBC, with a reduction box. That was one fast little plane!
by BluByU2
Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 542 Ultra - Branch Engine
Replies: 40
Views: 3900

Re: Cadillac 542 Ultra - Branch Engine

Nice photos Erik! That beast performed extremely well yesterday. You have to be really happy with the way it moved carrying everyone it did.
by BluByU2
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Runnin the Marsh
Replies: 10
Views: 1957

Re: Runnin the Marsh

Cool ride Jeff. :cheers:
by BluByU2
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy 500 thrust bearing problem
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Re: Caddy 500 thrust bearing problem

The thrust bearing surface is smaller than the area on big block Chevys, and according to Buddy Branch, the one thing which will eat up the bearing on a Caddy is running narrow blades instead of the wider ones. The type lubricant used is another factor. Rotella 15-40 with a quart of Lucas, and 4 oz....
by BluByU2
Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Caddy Engine (500), Recommended Hull Size-DD?
Replies: 39
Views: 3313

Re: Caddy Engine (500), Recommended Hull Size-DD?

Regarding your specific question regarding hull size; I have found that for a DD application, 13'6" to 15' is a good range in length. The width depends on the brand of hull, example is a Rivermaster is 7'4", the Jimmy White is 8'3", and the Predator is 7'9". The longest hull I ha...
by BluByU2
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Insurance Renewal Time
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Insurance Renewal Time

I would love to have insurance for my boat, but it doesn't appear that's possible with the new regulations imposed on us. Yes, Charter Lakes dropped me too. I will not build a new bonnet cage for my boat just to appease the insurance companies. I choose to use a pancake cage because a pancake has mo...

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