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by Prototype
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Rookie, Noob, booter looking for prop advice
Replies: 5
Views: 337

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: 18
Views: 1462

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: 508

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: 18
Views: 1462

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: 18
Views: 1462

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: 912

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 Or Outdated prop of 10 years ago tech.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: 1752

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: 443

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: 740

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: 18
Views: 1462

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...
by Prototype
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 18
Views: 1462

Re: 88" JW blades

If your retro fitting and Cage is close on the forward side, buy the spacer for the new hub design! The new hub of the new J's is 1-3/8" forward and either motor can now be pushed back from say a S blade hub user. I wish I knew the new specs before but the 88jw is smoother and the torque roll is a l...
by Prototype
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC
Replies: 48
Views: 9097

Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

Prototype wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:06 pm
I still won't escort any family member running a whites let alone some fool attempting to put high rpms to it!

Better off with a dog that catches vs a false pedigree that turns out to be a shitzu
Bump
by Prototype
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 88" JW blades
Replies: 18
Views: 1462

Re: 88" JW blades

The gear box version is well worth the effort and I'm a S blade kind of user. If matched in belt or as stupid as it sounds a DD or AC you might notice a smoother prop? It does not have a snap factor like the superwides if your experienced with their snap... most aren't with pushing 10 inch carbon pr...
by Prototype
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 840

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: 653

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: 512

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: 630

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: 831

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: 14
Views: 1768

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: 1479

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: 1754

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: 1754

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: 48
Views: 9097

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: 20
Views: 3525

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: 3040

Re: Wheres all the wildlife?

Hey,
At least we don't have to noodle for bottom feeders "YET"?

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