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by Deano
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Breather tube
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: Breather tube

Ah, Grasshopper . . .

A wise man will find over time, seeking smaller holes will provide a more effective means of arriving at the desired end. . . :D
by Deano
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Minor play on prop shaft
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Minor play on prop shaft

x 2 - As usual, SkinnyPockets in right again. You are the right track brother, don't be discouraged over a hic-cup. Keep approaching it like you are and you will be fine. Sometimes thick skin helps, though it's seldom needed; it's certainly not a prerequisite to hang out here. The only dumb questio...
by Deano
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:55 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Working on the site this weekend...
Replies: 11
Views: 628

Re: Working on the site this weekend...

Regarding the new gallery --> What file extensions are allowed ? (.jpg .bmp .png etc.) What is the size limit ? Is it the same for all file types ? Is there some kind of auto-resizing going on? This shouldn't be difficult. I must have woke up dumb. I am trying to post some screen dumps, and they are...
by Deano
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: wrong prop
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: wrong prop

I am hesitant to say that was a mistake, but the odds are numerous that it will not be optimal for a 2:1 reduction. What is the advertised RPM range of the cam you currently have? If it is ???? -> 4800 RPMs, a 1.77 gear ratio would be a better RPM fit for your prop. However, be aware that a smaller ...
by Deano
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: wrong prop
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: wrong prop

Considering the desired end result, there is no question that is the preferred path to take if you have the means. :thumbleft: Given that course of action, the next biggest consideration to be aware of is that your cam needs to operate in the same range where your prop is the most productive using t...
by Deano
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gillileo 13' 6 "
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Gillileo 13' 6 "

I have to agree then, sounds like odds are pretty good that hull has seen and/or served its purpose. Based on your description, I would most likely be pursuing the same route you outlined above. While I am a hard core believer in "fixing it and run it some more"; it is true that experience...
by Deano
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: Aircraft Power Only
Topic: Aero Guard by Amalie
Replies: 4
Views: 1093

Re: Aero Guard by Amalie

Making and publishing a correction in less than a year is actually lightning fast compared to Comp Cams,
who has continued to keep publishing the wrong Cadillac rocker arm specs for more than the last 40 years. . :shock: . :lol:
by Deano
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Airboat crash
Replies: 10
Views: 1710

Re: Airboat crash

According to the article in this morning's mullet wrapper, they were citing mechanical failure as the cause. It was also independently reported that no one was ejected. http://www.chronicleonline.com/news/local/airboat-accident-injures/article_4096f820-b8f0-11e7-a811-93d69daa640e.html Prayers sent f...
by Deano
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Gillileo 13' 6 "
Replies: 5
Views: 594

Re: Gillileo 13' 6 "

Maybe you should list what repairs are needed that you don't have time to do. As long as it is in fact repairable, I would think that somebody with more time than yourself, could repair it more cost effectively than you could buy another hull. I'd be willing to bet there is more than one person 'rou...
by Deano
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Holley Dominator Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Holley Dominator Questions

CMB, you are to be commended for supplying such understandable and insightful answers to the question(s) at hand. :salute: I have to say that reading your post, made me smile and fondly remember when Mike Felber used to post here on a regular basis. His answers to most questions always contained jus...
by Deano
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Mini-Airboats
Topic: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build
Replies: 29
Views: 1600

Re: Honda CBR 600cc 10x6 Aluminum Airboat Build

Just a couple passing comments that I hope will help. First off in my opinion, Russ' comments about steel vs. aluminum is that not only are his observations correct; but correct to such a magnitude and extent, that I wouldn't miss a beat by considering the other. Realistically, anything you use will...
by Deano
Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: wrong prop
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: wrong prop

Unfortunately, my being in Central Florida and using a different brand of props, I'm not able to help you directly. Were I you, I would call Patty @ Whirlwind and explain to her what you have, and what you are wanting to do. Their number is (619) 562-3725. She is very knowledgeable and nearly always...
by Deano
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1599

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

That sounds like a pretty insightful guesstimation to me. Having a pancake cage with the flag pole mounted on the front rather than the top, I hadn't had that experience. I figured the legal issue was one of liability for whoever made them, rather than the operator. Am still curious though, as it so...
by Deano
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: Texas Airboaters
Topic: wrong prop
Replies: 19
Views: 1066

Re: wrong prop

Where are you at? Somebody near you may have one that you could try.

Be aware that in any case, that is a lot of boat for a 350 while being a DD.
It will demand a better match than what you currently have to see it's potential as a DD.
by Deano
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: New
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: New

If you do in fact use a Caddy, do not start with less than a 472. . :idea:
by Deano
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Poloma
Replies: 2
Views: 482

Re: Poloma

Given the reality and influence of the shipping costs involved, your answer could very well depend on where you are at. Flavor, needed length & width, and desired thickness could all have impact on your answer as well. If you are close enough to Pinellas County, FL to pick it up, I would likely ...
by Deano
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1599

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

CarMotorBarge wrote:What is the address for the website?
http://www.airboatstuff.com
by Deano
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Radiator coolant
Replies: 5
Views: 432

Re: Radiator coolant

I don't see or know of a reason why the conventional green ethylene-glycol of days past wouldn't be good enough for an old iron big block. That's what I've always run in these old Caddys without a problem. Whoever has it the cheapest suits me fine; at that level it's all the same for practical purpo...
by Deano
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Airboat Talk
Topic: Trailer supplier in Central Florida
Replies: 28
Views: 1599

Re: Trailer supplier in Central Florida

Whether you contact him first, or last, you owe it to yourself to talk to Chris (aka Smuggler on here), before you commit to anything else. I believe his number is still 352-428-9626 There are many threads here, all positive, that reflect his attention to detail, etc. This is just the first one I ca...
by Deano
Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Engine oil additive
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Engine oil additive

I was told napa and wix filters are the same exact thing when it comes to filters . . . This is in fact true, to the extent that NAPA private labels the filters that WIX manufactures. This has been the case for at least the last forty plus years that I am aware. I've been around multiple fleet sett...
by Deano
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Airboat Tech
Topic: Camo Wraps for Airboat - Vinyl Graphics Kit
Replies: 76
Views: 22973

Re: Camo Wraps for Airboat - Vinyl Graphics Kit

Scarecrow wrote:
mirage wrote:When you get off your boat to piss how do you find it???????
I don't know about you, but I just unzip my pants and there it is. :wink: :lol: :rebel:


:D .. Now that's funny, right there . . . don't matter who you are. .. :lol:
by Deano
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Florida Airboaters
Topic: Flying eagle this weekend?
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Flying eagle this weekend?

God Bless You, brother. There were a handful of far less respectful, mentally challenged, and apparently illiterate individuals up here out on the river pretending that they had 32' Chris Crafts. :angry5: The only bright side to that, was that there was not one airboat among them . . . all outboards...
by Deano
Sat Sep 30, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Automotive Power Only
Topic: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Removing Continental C-125 and putting SBC in

36" stringer width is standard in most 'glass hulls, as is using a SBC for power. As such it is possible to order one from many of the major airboat builders. In fact, I believe that Classic still lists them in their catalog. Most often, an engine stand is built to fit the given hull and engine...
by Deano
Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Prop Talk
Topic: Prop Direction SBC 327
Replies: 1
Views: 364

Re: Prop Direction SBC 327

In an airboat application,

Left hand for direct drive and belt drive (CCW when viewed from behind the boat)
Right hand for gear reductions (CW when viewed from behind the boat).

For that engine, I would guess about 72x32 or 72x34, but there are others here with more SBC DD experience.

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