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by huntridewrench
Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: help please im new i dont know what to do
Replies: 12
Views: 6400

Re: help please im new i dont know what to do

I hate to tell you but many years ago that was my first airboat. I didn't sink it, but it is a turd and a deathtrap. I would personally sell that thing instead of wasting the time trying to learn to drive it. I've owned about 10 airboats that one, and once in a while my friends and I still laugh abo...
by huntridewrench
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

One more Pic.
by huntridewrench
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Couple of pics
by huntridewrench
Sun Dec 27, 2015 10:26 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

I've been able to get a little done on the boat in the last few days. Still have a lot to work on, but I've got the motor mounted, exhaust in place, and the seats on.
by huntridewrench
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Potts Christmas weekend
Replies: 2
Views: 814

Re: Potts Christmas weekend

More than likely I'll be out in Potts over the weekend, know it well and live locally. Post on here or call me at 352-302-6925
by huntridewrench
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Picked up the heart of the project the other day from Buddy Branch. Looks so good I'm having a hard time using it on a DD airboat!
by huntridewrench
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Side view. Wasn't sure about it, but I its close to what I was hoping for.
by huntridewrench
Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Finally got my rig done!
by huntridewrench
Mon Dec 21, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Erik, I'm in total agreement with your last post. If all variables are unchanged, and horsepower or torque is changed the rpm at static wot will show a change also. I'll try to add some pics after work tonight, been really busy. On a side note I'm having a hard time convincing myself to use such a b...
by huntridewrench
Mon Dec 07, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Those of you who saw gains with different mufflers, what style of header were you using? If anyone has a set of different style mufflers to hook up before my final assembly, I'd be curious to see if there is an actual rpm increase and how much.
by huntridewrench
Sun Dec 06, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Parts pile is growing!!
by huntridewrench
Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Thanks bud, glad to hear that boat is keeping you happy. I honestly regret selling it, she is a sweet running setup.
by huntridewrench
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

I've been busy with work, but managed to get my gauge panel built. I used all Faria marine gauges, oil pressure, water temp and amps. I managed to find a small tach the same size as the rest of my gauges. It only reads to 5k, and bit better than the giant 7k tachs I usually see on DD boats. After ge...
by huntridewrench
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Thanks for the input guys. May have to end up adding the polly, but unfortunately I've just put three gallons of quickslick down on the new hull. The rig should be getting finished up towards the end of this week, and I'll be building my gauge panel in the next couple of days. Will be updating with ...
by huntridewrench
Fri Nov 27, 2015 10:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Deano, I've been mulling over the polly thing myself, but again my intent is to build a "sporty" caddy. Not necessarily to race, but as light and free as possible. I've had polly and quickslick on other boats and the slick bottom has held up well, but those boats were lighter. I figured if the quick...
by huntridewrench
Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

Re: DD Caddy Build

Marty told me that his 14ft weighs in at 380 to 400 lbs. I didn't put my hull on a scale, but I know that me and a buddy can pick it up and hold it, and I'm not superman. Buddy Branch tells me that the cad motor will make about 630 lbs of torque at 2800 rpm. Proof will be in performance, but I do kn...
by huntridewrench
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:37 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: DD Caddy Build
Replies: 37
Views: 7626

DD Caddy Build

So...I'm starting a new boat build, this time with a DD Caddy. Most of the DD car motor boats that I see look like much more of a budget attempt than what is normal seen with gearbox or AC boats, so I have an interest in finding what a DD car motor boat is capable of when built with planning, qualit...
by huntridewrench
Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy dd setup
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Re: Caddy dd setup

Thanks Deano, I'm in inverness as well, maybe we can meet up in the marsh.
by huntridewrench
Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Caddy dd setup
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Caddy dd setup

Have a question for you folks that have built dd caddy boats. I'm setting up a new 14ft marty bray rivermaster hull with a front driver dd caddy and was wondering if there would be any benefit for me to run a prop spacer to move the weight a bit further forward. I know they are typically avalible in...
by huntridewrench
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Bryson’s motor auction. please read! raffle update!
Replies: 217
Views: 24527

Re: Bryson’s motor auction. please read!

Thanks, I'll be watching to see how the auction bidding will begin.
by huntridewrench
Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Bryson’s motor auction. please read! raffle update!
Replies: 217
Views: 24527

Re: Bryson’s motor auction. please read!

Very nice offer! Will this be a G based engine, or a true 125 with dual mags and the higher compression pistons?

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