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by Prototype
Fri Nov 17, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dialing in new boat..
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Dialing in new boat..

Swamphunter I agree that I think he would be better served with the 2.5 ratio and then keep the 4 blade JX. It makes sense to me that it didn't do good/best when he was turning 5400 because he didn't have enough blade angle/pitch to suit the blade. What is crazy is when he pitched them to only turn...
by Prototype
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Scam or hacked?
Replies: 9
Views: 560

Re: Scam or hacked?

It's still happening!

The best thing is I know who is full of bull**** and who is not!
Definately a feed from SA or threw SA like bad gas in a underground tank!
by Prototype
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 76 stump puller or 75 3 blade h
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Re: 76 stump puller or 75 3 blade h

Freakin legalities are so bad now days that it's almost hard to post opinion. IMO a 76 stump puller will out push a 75 3 blade h! The balance will give you fits trying to put a single stump puller on a boat though. I sure hope this wasn't a compare to a 3 blade 76 stump puller vs a 3 blade 75 h? Tha...
by Prototype
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dialing in new boat..
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Dialing in new boat..

I'm kind of puzzled with this choice of blade on a 18ft X 8ft powered by a 540 MAS Was the JX selection something you wanted or did someone from Sensenich feel they were your best option ? When I first heard of the proto type blades being tested was around the time I was buying my S blades and we w...
by Prototype
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dialing in new boat..
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Dialing in new boat..

The Jx is just as dead at 6k with a 268 as in the 4k range! My 2 blade likes 5200 with a 2.68.........because they are unlike any other prop I've used? Fitting for the snap of holley 4bbl or nos but very timid everywhere else. If they weren't so wide I'd almost say they were designed for aircraft a...
by Prototype
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dialing in new boat..
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Dialing in new boat..

My bet is it pushes close to the same or slightly less. It is my belief that the JX was created to give a better push than the R series but require less torque at the lower range than the S series blades. When you have a big displacement engine like a MAS or a Branch with the correct ratio drive th...
by Prototype
Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: oxdrive oil change....
Replies: 3
Views: 454

Re: oxdrive oil change....

Depending on your Gen of Ox but all have a allen set screw to fill too!
by Prototype
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dialing in new boat..
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Dialing in new boat..

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:Reading all this it sounds as if Goose should have went with the "S" blades honestly.


I'm late as normal but Agree!
JX has the snap the S does not. S has the smoothness the JX does not!

It's almost like stall converters of who prefers what? Except the JX drops it's nuts at 6K with a 268
by Prototype
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: BBC Headers from Alumitec
Replies: 4
Views: 515

Re: BBC Headers from Alumitec

So, Am I the only one that found there BBC flanges so big that the plugs cannot be removed without grinding or grinding two sets of sockets?
by Prototype
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dialing in new boat..
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Dialing in new boat..

Sensenich lists 2350 & 2450 as a max rpm for the jx. :scratch: 2350 x 2.3 = 5405 2450 x 2.3 = 5635 4 Blade 80” - 82” 600 to 1000+ HP w/ 2.3 & Higher Reduction What is the blade pitch mark for 4700? 5400 / 2.3 = 2348 4700 / 2.3 = 2043 You may want to remove pitch from the current setting, 1/...
by Prototype
Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

My mount is a piece of stainless tubing on the starboard side of the cage that the fiberglass pole slides down into. I put the flag into place at the boat ramp before launching, and remove it when the boat’s back on the trailer. It’s worked fine for over 11 years now... A lot safer than drilling so...
by Prototype
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Dialing in new boat..
Replies: 36
Views: 2282

Re: Dialing in new boat..

The Jx is just as dead at 6k with a 268 as in the 4k range! My 2 blade likes 5200 with a 2.68.........because they are unlike any other prop I've used? Fitting for the snap of holley 4bbl or nos but very timid everywhere else. If they weren't so wide I'd almost say they were designed for aircraft ap...
by Prototype
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

Ironically if your real anal you might glaze over why some capped lugs bust and some don't? Chrome steel capped lug nuts on steel studs!

Not a great combo with common saltwater launches but alum mags dictate that lug nut.
by Prototype
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

Chris aka Smuggler builds a very nice trailer for the price. Anyone who goes over to Mr. Branches shop can see one, his is in the backyard with a Jimmy White hull sitting on it. You guys who know how anal Mr Branch can be for him to buy one, you know he must have been impressed. Chris has always be...
by Prototype
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1573

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

Both are good/great! I own 3 B&S and 1 CMI. The advantage is both know your hull and needs before you do! I did have an issue with my last B&S where they pinched a wire under a axle bolt and my last CMI was supplied with one of the cheapest winch straps I've ever seen, and tires that didn't ...
by Prototype
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Reduction unit
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Re: Reduction unit

Any thoughts on a reduction unit for a 4.3? Or if that is even possible? Any input would be great thanks!!! I'm running a 268 ox on a built 4.3 from the ground up. Brodix build so it's not the normal 4.3! It's way more than any DD and less than a 0540 SC av motor. You didn't post the lyc motor so c...
by Prototype
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 4134

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

I just got back from out there and it is one big unorganized mess lots of people helping from all over the country and and a good many of them don't have a clew what they are doing and there getting into trouble and having to be rescued its a logistical nightmare and the small towns out away from t...
by Prototype
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: HOUSTON TX AREA
Replies: 53
Views: 4134

Re: HOUSTON TX AREA

Thanks Rick, The last I heard close to 100 fwc and 60 boats were sent out. GOV Scott sent our finest and I hope they do us proud! I'm with sniper on this but I sure hope Texas knows the private/commercial industry is massive but we are grouped within the deadbeat looter class of humans! Government w...
by Prototype
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 5250 vs 5,000
Replies: 18
Views: 1267

Re: 5250 vs 5,000

Basin, Your going to pay for that need in some fashion! I think I read down this correctly,,, when you said you can pitch a prop at ease? Reading through all the stuff your either going to carry a torque wrench and paint stick, or your not going to upgrade without funds? I'd say the earlier is a bet...
by Prototype
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??
Replies: 40
Views: 2177

Re: Do I go back to DD or get a Reduction ??

Thanks Deano,
I almost did a David Whine on this but then realized Bob Fire805 also has Zero Experience!

Wow, it has to be a first asking about a Sar boat setup and silence from the Sar end on here?
by Prototype
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!

Guess the pic is not clear? Sure looks like the cable steering is hooked up to the back side of the pivot point and rudders are turning left and stick is forward knee position, so is the stick back or forward in the pic? Really doesn't matter except this is an official DOI training rig bought and ma...
by Prototype
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!
Replies: 16
Views: 1780

Re: This your rig Sniper? I'm over in Franklin at the fireworks show and saw this AWESOME sled! Have a good one!!

Prototype, do you just like to bitch? Not at all, but I also don't turn right with a stick at my ankles or a cable hooked to the back side of my rudders? Could be a reverse cam in the works somewhere but turning left in the pic from your knees, dictates all push. Snipe has 5 foot arms or that pic i...
by Prototype
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?

Gary Hill who worked for the DOI and was there training coordinator Kept up with all that when we would hold a class any students that passed we would turn in all the information to him now that he is retired I don't know who is handling it, When I got my instructor certificate he told me there wer...
by Prototype
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?
Replies: 20
Views: 2128

Re: Is there anyone who could give me a driving lesson?

I got my certification from Gary Hill he works for the U.S Department of Interior and wrote and tough all the Airboat Training for the Department and the training has been a requirement for anyone in the federal government that was operating an Airboat including the US Coast guard there are several...

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