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by SeatCover
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Best prop for my 0-360 AV
Replies: 10
Views: 688

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: 400

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: 776

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: 835

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: 2017

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: 2836

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: 2836

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: 2555

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: 4555

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: 3903

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: 1166

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: 1409

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: 3076

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: 955

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: 888

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: 49
Views: 6666

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: 49
Views: 6666

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: 3144

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: 3144

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.
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 3144

Re: freedom ride water?

I know its gonna be a ass ton of boats this weekend, wheres the best place to launch? Camp mack?
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: freedom ride water?
Replies: 37
Views: 3144

Re: freedom ride water?

Kwan can you post up the link for the water down there? I have never been on the Kissimmee chain, is there any water in the marsh? I think with all the rain there may very well be.
by SeatCover
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Video request
Replies: 49
Views: 6666

Re: Video request

by SeatCover
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub
Replies: 25
Views: 5269

Re: Broken bolt stuck in prop hub

Heat and candle wax.
by SeatCover
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Unloading airboat
Replies: 27
Views: 4402

Re: Unloading airboat

Make sure to have a safety chain as well, I know my boat slides off the bunks real easy.
by SeatCover
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: buying a flordia build
Replies: 6
Views: 2790

Re: buying a flordia build

Diamondback, Alumitech,Hamant,Panther,GTO,Mamba,JB, just to name a few. Lots of great builders here in florida.

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