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by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 304
Views: 20275

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

nuggets!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 3
Views: 286

Re: Headlight

As of 2017 the business was sold to a friend of his and the information is below.

Simple Heritage Outdoors, 352-222-0449 His name is James

His email is : simpleheritage@bellsouth.net
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: 502 prop help
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: 502 prop help

3 problems big commercial hull, low power engine & skinny blades Run the data by Darrin at Sensenich see what blades may work but it will NEVER be a good ground boat with that power combo. The 390hp big block is making less power than most well built stroked small blocks with apx. 150lbs more weight.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: Boat Build

There are hundreds of stories out there about what different guys and gals have used to power their boats. The current best dollar per hp is probably a junk yard 5.3 LS or 6.0 with a cam change and stand alone efi or carb. What works for one sometimes will and sometimes won't work for the other boat...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: Boat Build

PURPOSE BUILT this is something that is key with airboat engines in my opinion. Plenty of guys use LS take outs with mild mods or a turbo and get good power for the dime just not the masses. Crate can work but for a little more money you may get an experienced builder who will get you a few more yea...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: Boat Build

The 15ft boat was some what of a maximum standard. Every boat is different but weight is a constant. To counter weight you need power and power is not cheap and power if not purpose built will not have a long life. So for a general purpose ride the 6.2 LS take out platform works, a lot of people use...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Poly for a better price.
Replies: 14
Views: 3032

Re: Poly for a better price.

We used stainless countersink type machine screws with a Phillips head then on the other side put a stainless washer and stainless poly lock nut. Purchased the hardware from Diamondback along with a countersink took to allow the head of the screw to be recessed on the poly. Works great NO REGRET 6 y...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 55
Views: 6629

Re: 350 DD boat

Looking good Duck!!!!!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Boat Build
Replies: 16
Views: 428

Re: Boat Build

The answer is yes with the right ratio and prop it will allow you to run some dry. Not mile long stretches of green sticky dry but a stretch here and there and a mild grade. The problem you may incur will be a poor tune or defective sensor that will allow detonation. That will be a fast catastrophic...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Whirlwind sw vs sensenich S
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Whirlwind sw vs sensenich S

Pain we run 4 blades the S (81.5) have the pitch marks and they are pitched at a 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 then with the new JX (82) they are the narrow shank design and are set by degrees. I can't recall the exact degree setting we settled on in the testing as we bounced around but I think it was in the 25-28...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Whirlwind sw vs sensenich S
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Whirlwind sw vs sensenich S

The Whirlwind like more rpm and tend to push more on the top. Had a buddy do a direct swap. The S blades pushed very well down low and up the power curve. We recently tried a new carbon fiber JX race set up and it was a great prop. It needed a bit more rpm over the S blades but when it came in range...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Broken stringer. Repair or replace?
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Broken stringer. Repair or replace?

The consensus is patching stringers is the wrong way to proceed. I think anyone on here with experience will tell you to remove the old stringers, grind shit down and glass in new stringers. Gary offered up something to think on and WhiteBear spelled out how to proceed. If you can't do it your self ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc. 197 HP.
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc. 197 HP.

The 500 Cadillac makes around 550 pounds of torque at crank. Very usable power and with proper size carb can be efficient. If you find one grab it.

SlidingGator may be better person to ask about your mathematical hypothesis.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc. 197 HP.
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Suzuki Hayabusa 1340cc. 197 HP.

Over the years I recall a few motorcycle engine builds. They were with smaller displacement engines so the Suzuki Busa power should be more than adequate on a mini. Reach out through the search function and discuss your plan with guys who have built cycle engine boats. I'm sure they can offer great ...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: ballistic gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 451

Re: ballistic gearbox

He has a it listed as a 1.8 to 1 ratio in classified and it appears to be the lightened version.
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop suggestions
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Prop suggestions

A wider blade should help you such as the Sensenich JW or JX, as would changing your gear ratio to a 2.3 or 2.5 in the process to leverage more power. Going to a wider blade will take away the zippy feel and give more push for a large boat. I would give Darrin a call and see if he has recently propp...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Georgia Airboating News & Events
Topic: Georgia Airboat Insurance
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Georgia Airboat Insurance

When you send in your pictures to the underwriters if you don't have a cage to prevent someone from contact with hot pipes and moving belts they will usually drop you. Some slip through, but most wont. You will bind coverage, pay the payment, email pics and then get a cancellation notice with reason...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP
Replies: 304
Views: 20275

Re: ECOTEC 2.0 LTG SWAP

Are we looking at a stud Cobia?
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 139
Views: 13053

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

Yea my bad Chuck I thought he was trying to get it off its nose.

It rides nose down with a passanger and hops when he rides solo ?

If he puts a hull jack in the rear its only going to make his problem when loaded worse. This may be the time when a trim tab is the best remedy
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 139
Views: 13053

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

i would say keep the engine level and consider a slight shift of weight rearward. That said your nose heavy condition with a passanger may just be a limitation of your boats size.

Enjoy the new boat and ride safe
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.
Replies: 139
Views: 13053

Re: Advise for buildin aluminium hull.

Looking at the video with your friend in the boat tells me it is a weight and balance matter. Smaller boats can only carry so much weight and it is doubtful you can tune that out. With engine prop angle we will use stainless fender washers and slowly add them testing the change it creates. All in al...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: This is what happens when you become an Old Fart...
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: This is what happens when you become an Old Fart...

Memories that both you and Tristan will never forget!

May as well start building another boat now...lol
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: 350 DD boat
Replies: 55
Views: 6629

Re: 350 DD boat

Real good to see your progress, wont be long and you can ride!
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: TURNS LEFT NOT RIGHT
Replies: 8
Views: 560

Re: TURNS LEFT NOT RIGHT

Are you talking about a loss of turning ability in a low to medium power application while the hull is not on plane and when exposed to a wind. If so it's fairly common to see the boat respond strong in one direction and weak in another based on prop rotation. When your trying to power out to the we...
by SWAMPHUNTER45
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Lucas Oil Stabilazer
Replies: 11
Views: 993

Re: Lucas Oil Stabilazer

KWAN maybe you could pick up a good car motor boat and come sit by the campfire! This weeks cookie is the SMORE ! You get SMORE time to enjoy airboating when you have a running boat! Get with Rick maybe and see if he can change your screen name. CarMotorJeff is available last time I checked. ps: Luv...

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