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by digginfool
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Need Help Selling an Airboat
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Need Help Selling an Airboat

Nice looking boat. My guess is two-fold; first, it's a bowhunting setup so you have a very limited market from the get-go. Second, like any other high cost 'toy', the initial depreciation is very dramatic. Given those two facts, if you need to get it gone, you're going to have to lower your price. A...
by digginfool
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lucas Oil Stabilazer
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

SWAMPHUNTER45 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:20 am
So years back our lost buddy "CROW" ...
Did something happen to crowhater?
by digginfool
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lucas Oil Stabilazer
Replies: 11
Views: 986

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

Redline or Amsoil Severe Gear 250. Both are premium products. The Royal Purple? Not so much. Do a Google on gear oil comparisons.
by digginfool
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: new 383...what oil
Replies: 18
Views: 2523

Re: new 383...what oil

I second the Brad Penn. Has everything you're looking for. Personally, I run the 20w-50.
by digginfool
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Performance Unlimited
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: Performance Unlimited

Mast is a good choice but put your money down and buy a Waterthunder. You won't go wrong. The engines are built from the crank up to be used in an airboat. Dave has put tens of thousands of hours into his designs and they work. If I had it to do over, I would have gone that route.
by digginfool
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 15x7 engine choice
Replies: 5
Views: 1579

Re: 15x7 engine choice

I have a 15' DB that originally had the 8.1 Vortec on it, rated at 465 H.P. I managed to blow that engine and replaced it with an aluminum block LS engine. Made a huge difference in the way the boat rides. The 8.1 weighs 765 lbs, the engine I installed weighs approximately 500 lbs. Running dry is no...
by digginfool
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Does the dark side really have cookies????
Replies: 14
Views: 2304

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

Second on the 5.3. My buddy just recently put a 5.3 on a 14 ft Panther with stainless rigging. I think he paid about $700.00 for the engine, I gave him a cam I had out of my LSA, he bought a Holley FI system and bought headers from Norman Clay. All in he's got less than $3,500.00 into the engine and...
by digginfool
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull Taper
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Hull Taper

Seven3 wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:34 pm
Diggin you have a set of those boxes in yours...better make sure there’s no residue left in them LOL. My new one has a set as well.
If there's any residue in there, I'll have to blame the previous owner. 8) :lol: :lol:
by digginfool
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Hull Taper
Replies: 6
Views: 1181

Re: Hull Taper

The older thurman hulls had heavy taper to drop the nose farther, those boats were built specifically to have a proper sized drawer on each side to haul a certain size package(s) that were extracted from certain areas back in the good ole boy days, wink wink. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: This guy.
by digginfool
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Seat setup
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: Seat setup

Here's my setup. Triple in the back, side by side driver, double jump in front. I never had to worry about small kids so the rear driver didn't matter to me but I understand the concerns of people that advocate that. The boat is a Diamondback, titled as being 15 feet but the only way you get 15 out ...
by digginfool
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gearbox power reduction question
Replies: 13
Views: 1237

Re: Gearbox power reduction question

So what you're saying is you believe that a gear box has more parasitic losses than a transmission, at least 2 u-joints, a differential, axle bearings and tire/surface interface? Or are you saying 500 whp is more than 500 crank hp? If the latter, duh. Do you think so? [emoji12] Sent from my SM-G950U...
by digginfool
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Great Junkyard LS Info
Replies: 3
Views: 1116

Great Junkyard LS Info

Ran across this article today and thought I would share. Lots of great info.

https://www.lsxmag.com/tech-stories/eng ... to-riches/
by digginfool
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: gotta rebuild
Replies: 42
Views: 2148

Re: gotta rebuild

Tim, here is a link to an article I stumbled across just this morning. It will definitely help you if you choose to go the LS route. My buddy just built a 5.3 and it pushes his 14 ft Panther great. Only mods he made is he put the old cam from my LSA in it and used Holley EFI and runs it through a 2....
by digginfool
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Asking for opinions here
Replies: 20
Views: 2390

Re: Asking for opinions here

Here's a link to the article my buddy had. I was a bit off on the specs. The 5.3 with the LSA cam made 389 HP at 5,600 RPM, not 385 at 6,200. Pretty interesting article. Could give you some good ideas to work from.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.hotrod ... rison/amp/
by digginfool
Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Asking for opinions here
Replies: 20
Views: 2390

Re: Asking for opinions here

So the LSA's are totally bad ass when set up properly, just a bit pricey for me now but if I had the extra ching it would be an LSA motor. Lots to read and learn on these LS motors, and lots of opinions on what to do here. I'll prob just go w a fuel injected 5.7 and your standard 2.68 box and hopef...
by digginfool
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New and Searching for the right place
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: New and Searching for the right place

Speaking of accommodations, there is also Westgate River Ranch which is just a few miles from Grape Hammock and is a great place to stay; rodeo, saloon, trap and skeet, horseback riding.
by digginfool
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: New and Searching for the right place
Replies: 4
Views: 1229

Re: New and Searching for the right place

I would imagine you could get good results with a Google search but another possibility is to call Grape Hammock, which is located at the south end of Lake Kissimmee, and ask them for a reference. I would bet good money more than a few guides work out of that camp. Another option would be to contact...
by digginfool
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

:rebel: You sure you want to run willows with that nice paint job. :rebel: As much as possible, I'll avoid them but unfortunately the trails around my camp are loaded with them. Luckily, I've opened the main trail to camp a good bit but a couple nearby trails that I'll have to use from time to time...
by digginfool
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Gary S wrote:Why the expanded metal? It really chokes the air down.
That's the way Wayne built it, I guess. I know it's not ideal but at the same time there are large openings at the top and on the sides. One thing for sure, it will stand up to the willows a heck of a lot better than wire.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

timmmyy wrote:Boy that boat is looking sweet , what going on with your first boat . for sale ?
Not sure which boat you're talking about, the DB or the Don Davis. I still have the DB and plan to keep it. Got to have something to haul camp supplies with. Sold the Don Davis beginning of last year.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: 351w carb tuning
Replies: 21
Views: 2926

Re: 351w tuning

Just a thought but perhaps at 3,000 RPM, there's not enough vacuum to open the secondaries. Perhaps a 2-barrel might be the way to go?
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Outside.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Other rudder.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

I'll post some more when I can.
by digginfool
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You
Replies: 17
Views: 2264

Re: Coming Soon To A Swamp Near You

Outside.

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