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by Prototype
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Best prop setup for maximum low speed towing
Replies: 2
Views: 109

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: 2839

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: 2839

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: 1436

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: 541

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: 2897

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: 1659

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: 1659

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: 4
Views: 426

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: 2387

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: 2387

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...
by Prototype
Sun May 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: LOW TORQUE LS Engine Build
Replies: 51
Views: 2897

Re: LS LOW TORQUE Engine Build

JB550 wrote:You are a mess. LOL


But some still see this as a valid post??????????

Fools born every minute including the op!
Boredom and failure welcomes company in every fashion.
Should be a good post of "Bad Build" by the time it's done!
by Prototype
Sat May 04, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Safety
Topic: Boat sinks at ramp - Black Point Marina
Replies: 10
Views: 991

Re: Boat sinks at ramp - Black Point Marina

not an airboat but a good example of what not to do :violent1: https://youtu.be/mMIEOd1RtDE Is the moral,,, Buy a good trailer, KWAN? I really don't get it on this forum, Unless you were waiting on that lucky ramp? If your really bored there are some heavy tanker ships sinking, but also not sure ho...
by Prototype
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Water Walker vs sensenich
Replies: 21
Views: 1606

Re: Water Walker vs sensenich

I disagree Deano- Sensenich is a far superior product then Water Walker I read the question as Water walker Vs. Sensenich not which one should I use? Comparing apples to apples here Sensenich is a much better built blade Hands down and you can’t deny it. seen a few WW just fly apart and other issue...
by Prototype
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Looking for the best plugs
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: Looking for the best plugs

Deano,
Maybe try a nd plug next time?

I really have some some issues with the original post of useless info for recommendation but the op set his own trap of not knowing what he owns..
by Prototype
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Blades & Hub
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Blades & Hub

No, its for a pal that has a boat together and found these two parts separately, hence the question. I couldn't be of much help, if he was asking me about wood props I could talk for days LOL I can relate to woodies for a cad or a lyc 125, but those days are way past and should stay that way. Not t...
by Prototype
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Blades & Hub
Replies: 5
Views: 595

Re: Blades & Hub

Bear, I'm surprised this is a question but oneBFC is correct "in his final post"
Normally the prop is the last addition but you know things can be built backwards!
Is this for an Oldz 455 dd build?
by Prototype
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Air fuel ratio for direct drive
Replies: 86
Views: 2923

Re: Air fuel ratio for direct drive

Check your fire on these. That's a broad range of plug identifiers and could be a spark jump on the latter pictures. Unknown on a DD but i'm running 14.2 to 14.5 depending on climate overall. Haven't got into the low rpm factors so maybe new ground. I did have a set of D1 champions last 12 years if ...
by Prototype
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC
Replies: 36
Views: 3710

Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

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
by Prototype
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC
Replies: 36
Views: 3710

Re: Whites Performance Chevy 540 BBC

There have been some excellent alloys that have been exported in the past 15 years on the cheap. Problem is consistency. It varies from one lot to the next. That said plenty of big name US products are Asian with a brand name stamped or etched on the item once imported. Unless your buying top tier ...
by Prototype
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Help for a Newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: Help for a Newbie

Short of buying beer and condoms you could not find a better way to spend your money than getting a carbon fiber prop! Many airboaters now days have this mentality? I guess the dude has a few hooters franchises but is totally ignorant to airboating. Where is all these builders of 100k boats looking...
by Prototype
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Rivermaster Hull
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Rivermaster Hull

Dump the 305 for scrap or give it to anyone willing to help remove it.................... It compares to a 150 on that hull as a dd and worst as a geared or belt drive power plant. Pick your worst dog then multiply by 2 and divide by 3.14 for that answer. But also not that your sure it's been covere...
by Prototype
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: What manufacturers are still out there for glass hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 885

Re: What manufacturers are still out there for glass hulls

That's a tough question for that in DD! Maybe someone else that runs it in DD can add to this? I run a very well built one with a 268 on a jw hull but it compares to a weak stroker. Best is ask who is running that in dd, but I sure would avoid a thick hull if that's your motor choice and being DD fo...
by Prototype
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Jimmy White hulls
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Jimmy White hulls

I will poly my next one.
Really nice light hull but only concerns are dry loading with a winch from a dead stop. Not that the boat cannot power up but never hurts to listen to your hull being dry loaded on occasion with a hand crank winch.
by Prototype
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Cement pool apron
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Cement pool apron

I would imagine ken could solve this in a heartbeat but since his is ash in a prop, who knows!

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