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by Prototype
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Aluminum block
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Aluminum block

It's as strong or weak as you want to build it!
From a wrecked caddy or truck to a brand new build from any manufacture is real. It's not will alum hold up! It's what you buy from who in alum that will hold up?
by Prototype
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: WhirlWind Propellers to Answer Your Engineering Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: WhirlWind Propellers to Answer Your Engineering Questions

Thanks Patti, if this is Patti posting? I did get your offer for free roll of tp with new prop sale! Funny butt,, true in some florida areas? Now that the TP crunch is over in Florida, How is Calli dealing with all those paper towels being flushed? I guess I did hijack this post for no other reason...
by Prototype
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 259

Re: Stringer replacement

A valid post! I've done both! Ripped and stripped them down to turn the hull into a hot plastic mess and ripped them up high enough to pressure wash the wood mush out! If it ran good prior, I'd say rip it high and deal with the stringer shells and a very good wood planner for the new internals. If i...
by Prototype
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 28
Views: 2105

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Well I do admire the hot pink and lime green straps? LOL JK
It could be worse with M&Ms labels on them?
Now this is a die hard build with fuel as it is and LS's approaching the norm on pump junk.
The good thing is it's being built with vast knowledge of what it's being used for!
by Prototype
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: WhirlWind Propellers to Answer Your Engineering Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 1053

Re: WhirlWind Propellers to Answer Your Engineering Questions

Thanks Patti, if this is Patti posting? I did get your offer for free roll of tp with new prop sale! Funny butt,, true in some florida areas? Now that the TP crunch is over in Florida, How is Calli dealing with all those paper towels being flushed? I guess I did hijack this post for no other reason ...
by Prototype
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 28
Views: 2105

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Thanks Prototype, I'll keep that in mind. Not sure what the power plant's gonna be yet. I've had boats I liked with Lycoming and Continental, so could be either. I can't even narrow it down to 4 cyl. or 6 cyl. right now lol. Gotta get the trailer in good shape right now...or get a new one. Rick Wel...
by Prototype
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New/Old Airboat Hull
Replies: 28
Views: 2105

Re: New/Old Airboat Hull

Rick, Very nice job on it. Did I read something about a 520 somewhere in this and steel? I have some yard art, greased up 520 rigging won't work with that 3 stringer boat as is, But Your welcomed to it. Thought about pressure washing the aeroshell off it for mater trellis but found some field fencin...
by Prototype
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Carb ls
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

Re: Carb ls

No dog in this other than Who in the correct mind would go dd now days with an LS, unless it's a scrap yard budget build with friends to pull them out they are boating with,,,,,, ps with limited friends to pull them out since they are on here asking for dd ls advice? This has been resolved over and ...
by Prototype
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Dry ground setup?
Replies: 5
Views: 969

Re: Dry ground setup?

One, Swamp is not wrong though with NOS, as long as it's built for it! I would argue big inch these days unless needed all the time! Big inch has to be fed constantly, where a boost factor could work just as good at half the cost? 3000 plus and 9 feet wide is a hefty girl to feed though. Why it ever...
by Prototype
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Gearbox/redrive weights reference
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Gearbox/redrive weights reference

To date, nobody is willing or financially able to test thrust on the same motor on the same boat per gear or belt or prop or rotation!
The real ****** is will a hull run better with a belt or gear with everything exact?
by Prototype
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Gearbox/redrive weights reference
Replies: 6
Views: 595

Re: Gearbox/redrive weights reference

OX Clutched or Direct with or without fluid?
Total package or no bolts?
Weights usually apply to gear to gear or belt to belt, but if it's hp loss to gear drives or belt drives, that should trump weights any day of the week!
by Prototype
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: WaterThunders new Boat
Replies: 11
Views: 1711

Re: WaterThunders new Boat

I'm not against sweet rides or affordable rides, but neither Hamant or Dave have posted anything real to it's content? Is this another commercial teaser from someone that post with no followup? Or a prelude to something great that was leaked? 88 Jw's,,,,,, I'm in if you have the room or the will to ...
by Prototype
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Re: 88" JW blades

Welcome aboard?

People post shit that has never run or cannot run or is heavy or light or just plain stupid money with very little knowledge?

It's cool of attempts though!
by Prototype
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Cadillac 500 - HOLY GRAIL
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Re: Cadillac 500 - HOLY GRAIL

Unknown if Elvis would appreciate the diesel or another airboat anchor the parts guy asked you 3 times of the year.
Go for it! People love special order shit from our history of what almost worked!
by Prototype
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Another Silent Prop...
Replies: 23
Views: 2147

Re: Another Silent Prop...

RIP Whitebear?
I still think I have one of your brazed rigs in my back forty but we will never know? Who puts 13 1970's registrations on the same rig?
by Prototype
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice
Replies: 5
Views: 924

Re: Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice

Hey, things have been crazy. Don’t have pics ATM. Gotta dig this thing out. Settling on an H2 prop, 68 I believe. It’s a fiberglass hull, definitely old school, but covered and safe for the last 10 years. Looks very solid. S Scotty or white bear is your source for Olds 455 on here. From Brazed emt ...
by Prototype
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Re: 88" JW blades

My personal favorite.... :toothy7: https://southernairboat.com/phpBB3/download/file.php?id=20855&t=1 Those are beyond any doubt, the cleanest rudders I have never seen. Can't post here either, without commenting on how bad ass those dyno numbers are. :thumbleft: Its hard to post anything anymore th...
by Prototype
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Reduction Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Reduction Drive

Great initial post after 9-10 months of being a member with a real honest question! What your told is totally up to you, with who says what with there experience in mind! Basic is, your'll learn who is a chimp that poops in hand that throws it outside of their cage fast. Okay back to your question a...
by Prototype
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Re: 88" JW blades

I run my boat in Utah, specifically for duck hunting. On the dyno my engine came in at 1143 peak TQ at 4300 rpm. 1119 peak HP at 5900 rpm, 93 octane. I told the builder to focus on 5400 rpm as maximum, turning 5 JX blades and a 2.55 box at Darrin’s recommendation over at Sensenich. My Alaska/Utah b...
by Prototype
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Re: 88" JW blades

I’m pushing 5 82’ JX blades, but a 2.55 box. Not exactly what you’re trying to compare, but happy to answer any questions and give feedback if you want to PM me. Pato, Where do you run? I'd love to try 5 82's jx's vs 4 jw's 88's! Also compare blower performance to my blower shopped stocked displace...
by Prototype
Sat Feb 01, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 427 SBC
Replies: 15
Views: 1480

Re: 427 SBC

Agree with talking to Darrin on props for a new or unique or even older build. Some have the wrong prop to begin with! Or Outdated prop of 10 years ago tech. Not that props are updated with tech as with phones every year, but never hurts to ask the prop pro's!
by Prototype
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New bottom paint thread
Replies: 28
Views: 2464

Re: New bottom paint thread

I think I've read the entire post but not one example of real time use, especially soliciting for funding? If it's that great, the major vendors should be knocking on your door vs peding the home market on here! Another poly butter but harder? Maybe- maybe not? Wrong market to sell something as grea...
by Prototype
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: ls water sensor question
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: ls water sensor question

Depending on the electronic need? Ls have two ports, one on the front left and rear right, and if efi one is not an option to tap into then go rear right. Moving a sensor is of course an option for non computer controlled ls builds but have to maintain the flow and temp of the block, not where you c...
by Prototype
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Shortest distance and most water to hot dog
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Shortest distance and most water to hot dog

LOL
You honestly wanted advice on the shortest route to the shit show with a DD and a person and a dog?

Poor DOG!
by Prototype
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 22
Views: 2560

Re: 88" JW blades

Good, At five 88's I think you'll be happy vs 5 S's twisting your rigging and hull all over the place. Not that S's are bad for couple decade old tech or anything? I would like to get some big Jx blades at four or more to compare but those final inches are tech not realized or refined yet for airboa...

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