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by OneBFC
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Slick bottom fiberglass hull durability
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Slick bottom fiberglass hull durability

No way in hell I would run slick bottom on St. Johns. Way too many areas with conditions that would simply destroy the bottom without UHMW. Most of the dykes you have to cross South of 192 for example are just covered in rock. I hit a submerged powerline wire support a while back at idle speed that ...
by OneBFC
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stick Marsh to Kenansville
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Stick Marsh to Kenansville

Stick marsh to the area you are talking about can be seen in this video.
by OneBFC
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Aluminum Rigging
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Aluminum Rigging

Steel engine stand, everything else aluminum.

Oh, stainless cage wire too.

As previously stated, alum has literally zero fatigue strength so make sure the structure doesnt flex or it will, not if, fail eventually.

Good luck!
by OneBFC
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 132
Views: 13823

Re: 350 DD boat

Do you guys run a second spring?
Run 3 if you can. It's near certain death / fiasco if throttle sticks open in a lot of situations.

Inspect them before each ride along with rudder linkages too.
by OneBFC
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Looking good to me!

Welds are pretty solid too. Have seen a lot of stainless rigging over the years with popcorn madness. Good to not see that on yours!
by OneBFC
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: 88" JW blades

My personal favorite.... :toothy7:
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by OneBFC
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Air ride
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: Air ride

Yep, can see it real well in both of these videos. Dave Simpson makes a nice product.

https://simpsonqd.com/


by OneBFC
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kissimmee water
Replies: 7
Views: 1258

Re: Kissimmee water

Water was good last weekend. Not too high, not too low. Just right to have some fun both in and out of the water.
by OneBFC
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New bottom paint thread
Replies: 28
Views: 1763

Re: New bottom paint thread

Any chance you know the coefficient of Static and Dynamic friction? Dynamic is more interesting. Also, thermal expansion numbers as well as abrasion would give us all the info needed to know if it stands a good chance of replacing UHMW. Lastly, peel strength would probably be mandatory given the hor...
by OneBFC
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Palm Beach Hull Builder
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Palm Beach Hull Builder

Simpson Quality Design Dave builds a very high quality palm beach style product. Highly recommend you call him before deciding where to go. He has multiple patented technologies over the years and builds everything on site in his shop from the runners on up. Website / phone number here: https://simp...
by OneBFC
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

If you do research I think you will find you mount the engine as low as possible for maximum thrust. Having the tip of the prop below the transom does not lose any measurable thrust and having the engine lower gives it a much better push point. This is totally true. High push point is something to ...
by OneBFC
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Yep, never have to worry about any of the sensor wires coming lose because every one of them uses some type of very secure locking method like that one. Once you have it inserted and locked correctly, no way it's ever coming out on its own. Just another reason why the platform is mostly trouble free...
by OneBFC
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Dont see video posted here, so, nope! Only way I know to get video on this forum is to upload to youtube and then copy the YouTube link to your post.
by OneBFC
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Boat Build

Sensors aren't something to worry about imo. They are very reliable in my experience. Also, I actually prefer factory, unopened engines vs "built" engines. The factory absolutely knows how to put them together for reliable operation. Custom builds can also be reliable, but my experience is its hit o...
by OneBFC
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Glad to hear your getting support. Simple issue to fix too, so win win!
by OneBFC
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Boat Build

The formula never changes.

6lbs of loaded boat weight per available hp and it will run dry acceptably.

The less weight per hp the better.

Imo, 400hp on a 16x8 is going to under perform because you will exceed 2400lbs easily.

Big boat, Big power. No way around it.

Good luck!
by OneBFC
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Yep, tuner did what tuners do. Fail hard core at doing what they said they were going to do.

You have several sensors that need to have their faults turned off.

It's that or you have some sensors to work out the issues on. Just look up those codes and go one by one.
by OneBFC
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors
Replies: 141
Views: 16515

Re: I'm Building 2 Stossel Boats with High Torque Motors

Looks good. Love the rudder!

:cheers: :salute:
by OneBFC
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Need to frame that picture. Its perfect.

Good work Dad.
by OneBFC
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Website having some problems this morning...
Replies: 7
Views: 467

Re: Website having some problems this morning...

Yep, my own sites are under constant attack. Hundreds to thousands of times per day attempts are made to compromise them. All originate from China / Asia It's disgusting and sad at the same time. Glad you got it sorted. Just leave that area of the world blocked permanently. We dont need them, that's...
by OneBFC
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

I got a big head last night. Too much cheap whisky. I’ll share some more big fish with you guys if y’all want to see them. 1994 till about 2014 we shot more state record book fish on my buddies boat “THE HEAVY METAL” than should be allow. 40 something top 10 fish if I remember correctly. I know the...
by OneBFC
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Some big boys there. Looks a bit sporty out too. Def punch the man card getting those two landed.

:salute:
by OneBFC
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 443
Views: 35819

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

You already got the ground answer. Super simple thankfully. As to how it is mounted in vehicles....they use an injection molded housing that fits over the outside of the PCM and then that is bolted down. Somewhat like a glove with the glove bolted. That's how mine is and has been since 2012. I think...
by OneBFC
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0l LS2 rebuild looking for more power
Replies: 20
Views: 1763

Re: 6.0l LS2 rebuild looking for more power

In short, forced induction greatly increases power at a given rpm. If you want a lower cruise rpm, you need more usable power at that rpm so you can run more pitch or a longer prop at the same pitch. Carmotorbarge advised you cant get 550hp at 5000 rpm with any cam because you need more displacement...
by OneBFC
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0l LS2 rebuild looking for more power
Replies: 20
Views: 1763

Re: 6.0l LS2 rebuild looking for more power

If you want to improve your cruise RPM, here are a few ideas: 1. Since you are pitched at 3, either add a fourth blade or get a larger hub to increase the prop's diameter. This will decrease your cruise RPM and increase static thrust. 2. Stroke the engine. With the proper cam, this will increase HS...

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