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by Prototype
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: Boat Build

Why do people argue honest reliable help? Go for it and be the first 15 footer with a jump seat with a 5k motor from jethro's motor works, some china shit internals maybe involved? Pre notion of what you've heard but never done is stopping a lot that know better to pull those that don't out. Braggin...
by Prototype
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: LS EFI fuel plumbing
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: LS EFI fuel plumbing

I'm lost? Are you returning gas or diesel? Diesel foams like a MF from certain stations but, Gas? Dump the return on top, no dipper tube, unless you need aerated fuel! Dawn is not a gas additive no matter what you hear about foaming tanks! I would not down size the return line though as some do? Tha...
by Prototype
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Broken stringer. Repair or replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Broken stringer. Repair or replace?

That's a subject for a pro hull builder but I'll add my half cent wheat copper. I've seen a few and one with part of a carbon prop blade embedded in it. Carbon cuts glass like butter especially at speed but getting off subject. Yeah, it's better to replace the stringer entirely and re-glass if your ...
by Prototype
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Stringer resin ?
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: Stringer resin ?

You might want to review its cost vs a new hull? If you've already cut them out to bare glass and your hull is now a piece of vinyl to flex in sun, good luck! Flat concrete and couple real jacks needed before any wood work. If you've cut the tops off and washed the channels real good then epoxy the ...
by Prototype
Tue Nov 26, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: ballistic gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: ballistic gearbox

Have you tried the Geared Anchor sections in Kansas?
by Prototype
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This is what happens when you become an Old Fart...
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: This is what happens when you become an Old Fart...

Good post Rick!
I wish I knew the feeling of some kind of continuance, especially even starting or running a boat proper, let alone being in the back seat and not in the brush on it's side.
I won't take this post down memory lane to those that have passed, but more of promoting those to come!
by Prototype
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lucas Oil Stabilazer
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Only on old diesel stuff like motors and final drives, but not a bad idea! Not sure on alum housed if would need to be flushed in some fashion?
Probably need a trans guy for any plating or sludge issues?
by Prototype
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0l LS2 rebuild looking for more power
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: 6.0l LS2 rebuild looking for more power

On occasion people are suckered into a homebuilt myth that a motor or hull is all they need to fine tune an ultimate rig? This post and answers probably proves that point to "ones" limitations or "expectations" for home built! It also proves a point to "ones" limitations of not aspriated in cam sel...
by Prototype
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 6.0l LS2 rebuild looking for more power
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: 6.0l LS2 rebuild looking for more power

On occasion people are suckered into a homebuilt myth that a motor or hull is all they need to fine tune an ultimate rig? This post and answers probably proves that point to "ones" limitations or "expectations" for home built! It also proves a point to "ones" limitations of not aspriated in cam sele...
by Prototype
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC
Replies: 40
Views: 7228

Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Trick or Treat even from a once good builder as Whites! Probably will feed back to the transmission end also?

Legacy is a dying art of anything that does not involve gamer thumbs or china drywall. Anybody tested a whites internals from china?
by Prototype
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: new 383...what oil
Replies: 18
Views: 2535

Re: new 383...what oil

How did this post get so far? 23 hours on boat or engine or both and a debate is forumed becuase the op is wondering from unknown people what the builder recommends? This is a total cluster F""" to the engine builder and a simple call, regardless of second or third or fourth owner. 23 hours, so how ...
by Prototype
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Wheres all the wildlife?
Replies: 11
Views: 2230

Re: Wheres all the wildlife?

Hey,
At least we don't have to noodle for bottom feeders "YET"?
by Prototype
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Wheres all the wildlife?
Replies: 11
Views: 2230

Re: Wheres all the wildlife?

Good Post!
FWC is already renting wardens to DOT for interstate heavy haulers or road control?
by Prototype
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Does the dark side really have cookies????
Replies: 14
Views: 2315

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: 1921

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: 1346

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: 1930

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: 1232

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: 1694

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: 2173

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: 1238

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: 1993

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: 14
Views: 3032

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: 1757

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: 2474

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.

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