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by Davie GSO480
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

Hi all.... I bought this boat and rigging used from Big John...its 11'9''....War Daddy....I am happy with the boat, rides good. Handles the weight good,,,,,this motor is just alittle lighter than a 0-540..raidator and all. Remember,,,,,with regards to the boat....its weight down VS cubic inches of d...
by Davie GSO480
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

I'm in West Davie, Cell phone number is in my profile....anybody wanna talk, or come over and check this DD out...common....

This combo does have its place in airboating I will say....JMO
by Davie GSO480
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

So Davie GSO480, I’ve seen the pics of boats you have owned in the past. You and I have very similar tastes in boats (riveted aircraft hulls with 540 power). For your ‘next’ boat, would you stay this DD route, go LS w/gearbox, or go back to aircraft? Good question man...depends what you want out of...
by Davie GSO480
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

The cam is one part of getting the direct drive to respond and run like it does. Why would Water thunder give away his cam spec's? My engine idle at 650 rpm's. The cam lope goes away at 900 rpm... Propellers tip speed is your limit here, the longer the prop, the faster the tip speed at the same eng...
by Davie GSO480
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

Some of the credit for the way that boat runs belongs to John fenner he set the bottom and replaced all of the soft rivets it had in the bottom, it went 90 with a bone stock 235 horse 540 on it Yep John was at our club the second time I took this rig out,,,He was with Cory and his then new FedUp bo...
by Davie GSO480
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

Hambone79 wrote:Please help me understand my ignorant thinking what's so game changing about a V8 car motor DD spinning a prop built for a 4cyl AC Motor? Not bashing just trying to understand . beautiful boat BTW.



I dont guess the propeller know what it was de signed for, it just works.
by Davie GSO480
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

It is what it is...it aint a full racer, but it is a fun boat to ride, performs amazing well, snaps hard. Remember its about 20% displacement disadvantage to a 0 540 Those thrust numbers were on tester, not a boat.....No cage etc in the way. The 3 blade Alpha is the only prop we tested that work in...
by Davie GSO480
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

The cam is one part of getting the direct drive to respond and run like it does. Why would Water thunder give away his cam spec's? My engine idle at 650 rpm's. The cam lope goes away at 900 rpm... Propellers tip speed is your limit here, the longer the prop, the faster the tip speed at the same engi...
by Davie GSO480
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

It is what it is...it aint a full racer, but it is a fun boat to ride, performs amazing well, snaps hard. Remember its about 20% displacement disadvantage to a 0 540 Those thrust numbers were on tester, not a boat.....No cage etc in the way. The 3 blade Alpha is the only prop we tested that work in ...
by Davie GSO480
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: The Game Changer
Replies: 41
Views: 3410

Re: The Game Changer

Hi all.....been a while sense ive been on this board. I also had Dave build me a DD LS. The motor is a LS3 block EFI holley system 430 CI, Chevrolet cnc heads. Dave (Waterthunder) has a thrust tester, it will measure thrust output.....it makes 1100 pounds + At 3600 with the Alpha 66 Most straight va...
by Davie GSO480
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Kamikaze airboat
Replies: 14
Views: 1773

Re: Kamikaze airboat

I belive Mike Thurman has it.
by Davie GSO480
Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Waterthunder engine prices
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Re: Waterthunder engine prices

just call Waterthunder he isnt much on e mails hes more personable and a phone call is best way for him to get info about your boat and running requirements
321 508 5316
by Davie GSO480
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 34
Views: 7028

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

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by Davie GSO480
Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Mean little 4 cyl.
Replies: 34
Views: 7028

Re: Mean little 4 cyl.

Image

0-360
with 0-541 cylinders
built by Thurman

I dont know how to make picture bigger
by Davie GSO480
Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: considering a GSO 480 for my 12 ft sled ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3772

Re: considering a GSO 480 for my 12 ft sled ?

The GSO 480, is heavy..500 pounds+ If it has a gear box, its very long...Andy's boat DD, built was 14' long. The rear seat will have Carb clearance issues. Without a gear box, it has no internal thrust bearing..... The supercharger seal is very expensive..800+ If you can find one, I sold 2 to Jr a f...
by Davie GSO480
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: FWC CLOSING THE GLADES
Replies: 48
Views: 8659

Re: FWC CLOSING THE GLADES

So Mr. Bergeron takes it upon himself to help camp owners, like himself Invited over 50 people to his HOME, and offeres hospitality Shares information Actively supports the Gladesman culture Puts his money where his mouth is supporting events Serves as a FWC appointed commissioner Is very active in ...
by Davie GSO480
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:41 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Can anyone ID this 1966 airboat?
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Can anyone ID this 1966 airboat?

What is now Gator park, was Glader Park,,,,back in the day

Its about 6.5 miles west of Krome ave on the Tamiami Trail.
Its looks like thats what is on the side of the boat....
by Davie GSO480
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Everglades 3A water levels
Replies: 23
Views: 3176

Re: Everglades 3A water levels

There is a small berm and ditch that runs parell to the Tamiami trail on south side,,,,and there are 29 sets of culverts under the trail as well,,that you cant see, unless you look for them...,,,of course removing the berm and creating a path for more water to flow would be easy......but no...lets b...
by Davie GSO480
Sat Nov 14, 2015 7:31 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: SBC 350 with overheating issues
Replies: 55
Views: 4016

Re: SBC 350 with overheating issues

Poping backfire usually indicated a lean condition. Airboat motors need more fuel due to constant load. If its an "out of box" carb., id go up 4 jet sizes and read plugs. As well, pull and check your spark plugs, run the coldest plug you can run, a hot plug will also cause backfire. Total ...
by Davie GSO480
Mon Oct 05, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Exhaust coating South Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Exhaust coating South Florida

Inovative doesnt do hot coatings anyway. I have my riggings coated with zinc first, then color, then clear coat.
Seems to help on the rust situation....
by Davie GSO480
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: power issues on 400 smb direct drive
Replies: 28
Views: 3023

Re: power issues on 400 smb direct drive

First get the engine level...VERY important ...........use the prop plate. as reference... Then measure in like 1 inch, put blue tape at the 1 inch mark,,,,,,measure each blade the same, 1 inch in from end. Take a pitch reading........so you know where you are at now. each degree will make about 200...
by Davie GSO480
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Super slick 2000 fasco
Replies: 3
Views: 841

Re: Super slick 2000 fasco

grind the hull with 80 grit
wash with purple soap
asitone
I apply the regular steel flex
Then the 2000 on top
Seems to last longer and stick better
Do it on a sunny day at noon....
A trowel used for tile setting to spread it arround evenly, then a roller front to back, side to side works it out
by Davie GSO480
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Exhaust coating South Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 980

Re: Exhaust coating South Florida

Greg at Hot Shot in Davie
I have had many headers coated, great work

http://www.hotshotusa.net/

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