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by Prototype
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Does the dark side really have cookies????
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Does the dark side really have cookies????

Lets put the ac and gear drive in relation to new cost? A new 0540 basic is 125k air worthy. Point noted to either sbc or ls or bbc? Very few if any new ac built rigs on here if were talking new this century power? More opt the other way around with ls going up! Tough time in the industry to say wha...
by Prototype
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat Hull jet boat?
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: Airboat Hull jet boat?

I've played with tillers on an airboat hull up to a 25hp four stroke anchors and a person will need to attach either stacked or thick poly chines on it. Cutting water is pretty simple but not on a hull designed to drift from above with only outer turning chines.
by Prototype
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: who's running Marty Brey hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 526

Re: who's running Marty Brey hulls

That's a real choice these days. I don't like the old rivermaster hull design with the deep bow or nose design, or the square nose mold to grab everything on either side. IMO only, Hartline kind of almost solved it but went to the way side also. Tough days coming fast with glass hulls and mfg of wha...
by Prototype
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Forum Downtime Today
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Forum Downtime Today

Thanks Rick,
Good info there! Jumped online for a moment and the forum was 4 post and the rest of the screen was not. Good for you to sell space and ads keeping this site alive!
by Prototype
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: gear reduction
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: gear reduction

Kind of surprised of the answers so far but it is 2019! A good geared 500 is about twice if not triple the gear box! Eventually being geared as a stock 500 config the box will outlast the motor, Even the Kansas boxes,,, Maybe Why would you want all that big block weight and many times expense vs any...
by Prototype
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat run dry better with motor forward or back?
Replies: 8
Views: 807

Re: Boat run dry better with motor forward or back?

Why didn't you just rebuild your worn out hull instead of starting from scratch? Don't tell me these are 100 dollar budget fixes and running dry count's on friends pushing?
A fine boat is a month of tunning unless known parameters!
by Prototype
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LS fuel injection, Fitech Ultimate LS system
Replies: 17
Views: 1454

Re: LS fuel injection, Fitech Ultimate LS system

I definitely like the price. Can you use a laptop to program the ECM or do you have to use the hand held display? Also how much flexibility do you have tuning the AFR and timing? Can you set the AFR and timing based on engine load and engine RPM? No laptop Yes, if the fitech is wired and hooked to ...
by Prototype
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gearbox power reduction question
Replies: 13
Views: 600

Re: Gearbox power reduction question

I don't think any tests have been done! I for one would like to see it per brand also! It should only cost about every drive and gear ratio your asking and massive custom dyno time! Most just buy or build a known combo instead of inventing a new wheel? Of course ford did advertise at one point a squ...
by Prototype
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: ballistic gearbox experiences
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: ballistic gearbox experiences

This should be very interesting to who knows what and when?
by Prototype
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 8
Views: 1476

Re: Poly for a better price.

Wish I had time to explain the differences and cost of each. Hell I'm probably the reason horn bailed with 3/8 sold and found 1/4 inch spots.
QC is not not found at all in a dump truck bed and often under an airboat once it's being attached. Who cares about a 1/8 inch ripple, except airboaters?
by Prototype
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Sensenich JX compared to S blades
Replies: 1
Views: 859

Re: Sensenich JX compared to S blades

Reply censored and delete?
Why bother?
by Prototype
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat Ramp Etiquette
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

More boaters and same amount of ramps and now fee monitored ramps,
Rather not pay extra to them to escort heavy traffic on interstates or see there vacant parking space at a full ramp?
All goes back to accountability and few have it, including governing agencies.
by Prototype
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Boat Ramp Etiquette
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Boat Ramp Etiquette

It's escalading by leaps and bounds. Tourney people and newbies, all have equal rights to ramp even sinking that 100k rig with no clue to procedure. Hell even some on here not realizing what tiny blades do impacting water. Many fools willing to buy anything, and others willing to buy something? Boat...
by Prototype
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stainless rigging polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: Stainless rigging polishing

Ouch! Acid wash goes somewhere? Possible closest drain or canal. Probably the making of super soap in the 70"s that took finishes to paint booth. Shit that peels skin for bright stainless after the fact is not so great. Of course the op said that from start, Polishing is too tough, any cheap answers?
by Prototype
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Best prop setup for maximum low speed towing
Replies: 3
Views: 836

Re: Best prop setup for maximum low speed towing

You failed to concern us with on board crane? Your going to drag/tow small fish camps or lift them. Twin engine fatty props, but good amount of info lacking. One motor and prop on 18-20 is outstanding to push it. Not Like outstanding it works great, more like surprised it does! Tow airboat, with any...
by Prototype
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Chuck. James Rackley
Replies: 39
Views: 4311

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Prototype, Not sure what your point is here and really don't want to know. What I do know is when I needed help setting up a ecotec airboat, Chuck was very helpful even though I didn't buy anything from him. That says a lot about what kind of person he was. If you've never been in a situation where...
by Prototype
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Chuck. James Rackley
Replies: 39
Views: 4311

Re: Chuck. James Rackley

Never known chuck to warrant a go fund me page for anything?
Worked way past his prime and some real shit left airboat pros to support his family?
Maybe why he had to work so hard?

My feelings, Chucked worked his ass off for family that welcomed it?
by Prototype
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gear Box or Not
Replies: 24
Views: 2292

Re: Gear Box or Not

kwanjangnihm wrote:http://www.airboatgeardrives.com/1.html

I see these for sale used sometimes
Which one the 305 or 307? Both are anchors but just curious? Not that it applies to this post or anything of worst motor to try and build!
by Prototype
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Borg- Warner gear box
Replies: 7
Views: 1595

Re: Borg- Warner gear box

Back in the old days there weren't any drives for the car motor, one fellow (Roberts Box) as I'm told started adapting the aviation drives. Another fellow set off to build a new design called the K-Way which was the DNA for Rotator and Stinger. Stinger is still owned by that gear drive pioneers fam...
by Prototype
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build
Replies: 51
Views: 5244

Re: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build

CMB I am going to speculate that the direct drive project has been abandoned and you are now going the 7,000 rpm route. On the DD topic, I heard that there is someone (unknown) who has been working on a set of heads for an LS direct drive. Supposedly they are using an epoxy to narrow up and reshape...
by Prototype
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 2852

Re: Running in salt water

[9DC3CFD4-DF27-4A4C-B5FE-749247A40246.jpeg Southern Blade and Bolt in Ocala Fl. Owner is a airboater. Thanks, Couple post on this and at twice the price of SS, but on occasion? Granted since SS went overseas it needs lube for on or off, handy to have a Brass one ready. Actually not the threads or S...
by Prototype
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Running in salt water
Replies: 27
Views: 2852

Re: Running in salt water

I have not considered aluminum. I worry about snatching them out when the polymer get worn. I have gone to brass nylocs so I don’t have any problems removing nuts when changing the polymer. Nothing makes your day than 4 or 5 stainless nylocs that won’t come off. Please post pics and supply of brass...
by Prototype
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Stainless rigging polishing
Replies: 8
Views: 1639

Re: Stainless rigging polishing

I’m looking for a good place to polish my stainless rigging, I’m located about an hour south of Lakeland. I attempted to do it today, it was more work than I was looking for and didn’t turn out the way I hoped. I just don’t have the tie or patience. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Some issue...
by Prototype
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 3726

Re: Building a 70k airboat

Golley, I ran to death a SBC that made impressive power for less than 10k, rebuilt it with a new Dart Block and still didnt break 20k But anyway, Im planning to build a 540 boat and when im done ill post up pics and how much I spent...thats unless I buy one I have en eye on They say theirs a sucker...
by Prototype
Thu May 30, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Building a 70k airboat
Replies: 36
Views: 3726

Re: Building a 70k airboat

I don't think Rich realizes the commercial market vs the rec market vs the end user market! Very easy to ask this question from someone that's never built a high end anything? Hell, Brand new 0540's are 125k alone, justify that, if you can fly without it? Big block-small block in any newer fashion a...

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