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I would try a three blade. Sounds like to much prop for the motor to me. A higher ratio would also help. The other thing to check is the bottom of the boat. Make sure there are no hooks. That can make all the difference.
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.
- Sun May 26, 2019 10:06 pm
- Forum: Airboat Talk
- Topic: Just bought airboat, getting ready to start after a couple years of storage.
- Replies: 19
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Hasn’t been a problem for me yet. Current boat is a 2005 that I’ve changed the poly on 3 times so far. I’ve not seen any damaged to the metal under the poly. I do get some corrosion from where the stainless fasteners attach the poly through the hull but I believe that’s from the dissimilar metals no...
To answer you question raising the back of the motor would pick up the nose of the boat. Lowering it would push the nose down and could possibly help your issue. A lot of good points were brought up in the previous post.
- Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:44 pm
- Forum: Prop Talk
- Topic: Sensenich jw series help/review
- Replies: 15
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What diameter? Still 78”? I think more reduction would help. 2.3 or 2.5 would wake it up. Should be able to change bottom pulley if it’s a century.
- Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:52 pm
- Forum: Automotive Power Only
- Topic: Going to have new boat built soon
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15 x 8 with the LS3. I run a 16 now but I’d get a 15 if I did it again. GTO builds a nice boat. I’ve beat the crap out of mine for almost 14 years and it’s still in good shape. On the fourth poly bottom now. I run the gulf 95% of the time.
North of 40 but not to far. Water has been really clear the last couple of weeks. If it stays clear in the next couple of weeks I might trying gigging mullet and sheepshead. We only fished a couple spots and those were only a couple hundred yards apart. Steady bite for a few hours. Saw only one othe...
I went last Friday morning. I think I was the only one out. Caught a decent amount of fish with four slots. Water is definitely warmer and fishing has slowed in the creeks. Have been fishing south of the ramp lately, doing well. It was some kind of windy. Got off the water before the rain. Water see...
I also went yesterday. Had the opposite of Andy. Caught fish all day. 10 slots and lots of cobbs. Stay just north of HWY 40. Didn’t venture way back in any creeks. I thought the same as he found, lots of freshwater after the two big rains. Good luck to those that go and Merry Christmas to everyone!