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by SeatCover
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 power and prop
Replies: 39
Views: 1793

Re: Lycoming 320 power and prop

sorry if we're high jacking your thread OP but you know how things go when you gets boys talking about stuff with wheels or engines lol.
by SeatCover
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 power and prop
Replies: 39
Views: 1793

Re: Lycoming 320 power and prop

OK sounded fishy my old 320 was outspinning a 360. Still impressed the 360 can spin the wide blade 72", thats a 6 cyl prop!
I think my blades are 10.5", what are the wider ones?
by SeatCover
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 power and prop
Replies: 39
Views: 1793

Re: Lycoming 320 power and prop

Slidin, was that 540 with the 72 a wide blade whisper tip? I have the whisper tip narrow.
by SeatCover
Sat Aug 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 power and prop
Replies: 39
Views: 1793

Re: Lycoming 320 power and prop

Yeah my bad its the b mark, right where the blade halves are molded together. And yes 12.5 degrees. From what I'm told a 68" cypress is the prop to have, but every boat is different. My boat is by no means light with its square tube rigging, so maybe the extra push is a good thing. I believe so, I l...
by SeatCover
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 power and prop
Replies: 39
Views: 1793

Re: Lycoming 320 power and prop

My prop is right at the "seam" where they mold the prop, if I remember correctly Patti said that's the #2 mark or 12.5 degrees. Turns right about 2800.
by SeatCover
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 320 power and prop
Replies: 39
Views: 1793

Re: Lycoming 320 power and prop

I have a av320 with a 72" whisper tip and it pushes like a tractor. No snap and not very fast but will run the hill loaded. More diameter, more push. My buddy had a sled with a 320 with a 66" cypress and it hauled ass but got hung up all the time. Also don't know what you run for a bottom but when m...
by SeatCover
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Best prop for my 0-360 AV
Replies: 18
Views: 2603

Re: Best prop for my 0-360 AV

If you only have room for a 66 try a 3 blade. My buddy ran a 3 blade sabre on a 180 and it had great snap and worked great on a very light ricochet glass hull. Most of the time a dealer will let you try out a prop before you buy one to see what you like.
by SeatCover
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Slick bottom fiberglass hull durability
Replies: 3
Views: 876

Re: Slick bottom fiberglass hull durability

Slick bottom is a lot more slippery than poly anyday especially when it's really hot out, and your boat will handle better with slick. Poly is much more durable, I have to take my boat apart at least 2 or 3 times a year and $200+ for materials each time adds up. But I'm running a little 4 banger and...
by SeatCover
Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Gheenoe Airboat
Replies: 5
Views: 1360

Re: Gheenoe Airboat

Sell the gheenoe and buy an airboat. You cant hardly stand in one of them things without it tipping over, much less put a prop that will produce so much torque. And where would you plan on putting say a 60" prop on a boat 2 feet wide?
by SeatCover
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 4
Views: 1256

Re: Headlight

Take a look at stratusleds.com ,they have a 100 watt led with a parabolic aluminum reflector that makes a set of truck headlights look like a little night light. I believe it puts out 13000 lumens out the front. They can be run off battery or plugged in. It comes as a "kit" but only takes a few minu...
by SeatCover
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Found a hull
Replies: 4
Views: 2528

Re: Found a hull

Looks like a nice light hull put a rank ass 4 banger on it. Look like the bottom could use a few jacks...
by SeatCover
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat Hull jet boat?
Replies: 10
Views: 3670

Re: Airboat Hull jet boat?

I think keeping the bottom flat is important, I tried to make my bottom flat on my boat when we did the new stringers, and it still has a little hop to it, i opted to keep the poly on my hull ( for ginnie springs trips) so i just shimmied the poly and all good. Now if you bury the pump deep in the w...
by SeatCover
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Airboat Hull jet boat?
Replies: 10
Views: 3670

Re: Airboat Hull jet boat?

I think you're referring to my jet jon rowdy1, it's a 12' with a yamaha 760 in it. Runs pretty good about 42 mph, but yes hes right it loves to slide, if it has a decent amount of weight in it and you slow down to turn it actually turns pretty good. I dont have any pics right now but will try to pos...
by SeatCover
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: 540 flywheel ring gear
Replies: 3
Views: 2885

Re: 540 flywheel ring gear

If the flywheel and gear aren't chewed up, put the gear in the oven and the flywheel in the freezer and it will slide right on.
by SeatCover
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Crowds on Lakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5519

Re: Crowds on Lakes

Welcome aboard Jeff, where are you located?
by SeatCover
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: New prop help
Replies: 15
Views: 4942

Re: New prop help

E85 and a blower should solve the problem. Maybe a bigger fuel tank?
by SeatCover
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: lycoming 0-320 prop recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

Re: lycoming 0-320 prop recommendations

I run a 72" whisper tip narrow on the same setup, turns 2850 on the 2 mark, pushes like a tractor. Ma4spa carb
by SeatCover
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Lycoming 0290 help
Replies: 4
Views: 1751

Re: Lycoming 0290 help

Probably easier to try to and get a lighter hull and rigging. Otherwise you can have the case machined for bigger jugs and crank. And theres lots of other things that make a good airboat run right, the right prop, right thrust angle, what bottom is on it and if the bottom is true,maybe a Jack or 2, ...
by SeatCover
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Name this Motor.... No Nameplate
Replies: 16
Views: 3765

Re: Name this Motor.... No Nameplate

Can't you pull a hub bolt and tell by the size if it has an 360 crank in it?
by SeatCover
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: TURD Talkin
Replies: 7
Views: 1373

Re: TURD Talkin

That's an old school palm beach style dogleg steering. Tightest I've ever driven. Can't beat a riveted hull.
by SeatCover
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: HI-AMP FMD
Replies: 7
Views: 1285

Re: HI-AMP FMD

It's a sacrificial anode.helps prevent electrolysis on your hull.For boats that normally stay in the water. A big tour boat is the only airboat that I would think that ever needs one (Stays in water).Any boat that touches salt water should have one for sure. Ive probably changed a 1000 of them thing...
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Video request
Replies: 50
Views: 8747

Re: Video request

2 ounces a gallon and this was on an old c10 Chevy. Engine builder said to do it so I did. Ran like a bat outta hell and never skipped a beat. Truck had a low gear in the ass and never fouled out 1 plug.
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Video request
Replies: 50
Views: 8747

Re: Video request

It's expensive but a little maxima 927 castor oil smells real good. Used to run it in a 383 with the gas and had great results. Never folded a single plug/ 2 years.
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 4686

Re: freedom ride water?

That's all I need, thanks there mojoe. Hope to meet ya out there this weekend. Look for the blue and gray flames on a 12' gilleo. See ya...
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 4686

Re: freedom ride water?

So help me out folks... never been down there and dont know where to go. Gps coordinates would be great. Do I need the guzzler f 250 4x4 or can my little ranger get it done? Dont wanna get stuck pullin out. Thanks.

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