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- Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:30 pm
- Forum: Aircraft Power Only
- Topic: Video of new project
- Replies: 3
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If it had that much water in the motor for a long time I’d guess it’s shot. You didn’t say if you could turn it over by hand. Might want to scope the cylinders.
- Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:00 pm
- Forum: Airboat Tech
- Topic: Poly for a better price.
- Replies: 14
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I’m probably the one that talked about the brass nylocks. I put them on my last poly change 3 years ago. No problem with corrosion to date. Almost exclusively salt water. Poly has taken a beating though. Like OEG I’ll be changing mine soon. I will restate than running where we fish, the recycled pol...
Laid to them yesterday. Same as before, caught fish at every stop. We did catch bigger slot fish and a few over slot. Trout bite as good also. Tried a few places I haven’t been to in awhile. Man the mangroves are growing like they’re being fertilized. Great time with the boys. It was cool all day bu...
I believe they grow. Some areas I used to fish are so bad now that I won’t go there. Used to be mud and sand with a few rocks. When it’s to bad for me you can bet it’s bad. There are plenty of other places and I’m finding new ones every time I go. That’s after thirty plus years of fishing in the sam...
They’re getting right! We went this morning just riding and checking spots. Trying to get a bead on what was happening. Caught fish at every stop but one. Left them biting most of the time. Only stayed about 15 minutes per stop. Caught around 40 reds, one gator trout and a lady fish. Not one catfish...
- Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:00 am
- Forum: Prop Talk
- Topic: Going back to water walker. Falcons
- Replies: 9
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I think the 2.3 is where you’ll find a lot of gains. Hopefully you’ll be able to get it changed. I went from a 2 to 1 with two K blades. With the 2.3 to 1 now running three r’s. Night and day. Can’t say anything about the jw never ran them.
- Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:28 pm
- Forum: Automotive Power Only
- Topic: Mild 350. 2 blade vs 3 blade
- Replies: 11
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Knowing what I know now I’d go to the 2.5 belt drive. Back when I switched the 2.5 required changes to the motor stand. I believe that the newer 2.5 will bolt straight up to a ch-3 stand. Good luck!
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
- Views: 2305
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.